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  • Report on La. school technology readiness released

    February 6, 2014 9:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Wondering how your child's public school measures up in computer access for its students? The state education department released a district-by-district snapshot Wednesday that shows about one-third of school districts are falling short. Of Louisiana's 69 school districts, the report says 47 have reached the... more »
  • Virtual Classroom Helping Students Succeed Play Video

    August 9, 2013 6:44 PM

    An alternative learning method is giving students in St. Martin Parish the opportunity to learn at their own pace. It's called the Virtual Classroom. The district implemented the program last year to allow students an alternative to the traditional classroom. When it was first offered, only 40 kids... more »
  • SLU to offer information technology degree

    June 24, 2013 7:19 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Southeastern Louisiana University will offer an undergraduate degree in information technology beginning in the fall 2013 semester. The bachelor of science degree is designed to build on a concentration in information technology the university has offered for several years. The new degree was approved earlier this... more »
  • Man charged in plot to export military technology

    March 1, 2012 6:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - An Australian man has been indicted along with his company in a scheme to export components for drones, torpedoes and other military technology to Iran. A federal grand jury in Washington on Wednesday indicted David Levick, who remains at large and is believed to be living in... more »
  • La. Tech gets up to $1M for new green technology

    September 30, 2011 6:58 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Louisiana Tech will get up to $1 million in federal funds to help start-up green technology companies thrive. The Obama administration named Louisiana Tech as one of six winners for the Commerce Department i6 Green Challenge. The money will help the college set up a new... more »
  • Engineering and Technology Week and Expo Day

    March 25, 2011 10:16 AM

    Event Name - Engineering and Technology Week and Expo Day Organization - University of Louisiana College of Engineering Event Place - ULL College of Engineering Campus Event Date - Expo is on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Event Time - 8:00am-1:00pm Event Phone Number - 337-482-6685... more »
  • Technology Boosting Education

    February 16, 2011 7:25 PM

    New interactive curricula are being presented to Louisiana school boards, including those in Acadiana. They are updated materials for schools who are already using technology in classrooms, like N.P. Moss Middle School's STEM Academy. "When I first started in 1985, everything was paper and pencil and chalkboards," said Patti... more »
  • Acadiana Open Source Group Meeting at LITE

    January 25, 2011 5:48 PM

    Press Release-LAFAYETTE, La. - Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) has joined forces with the Acadiana Open Source group to help educate the community on open source technologies, and will be holding their first meeting of the New Year at LITE on January 27 at 6:30 p.m. The Acadiana Open Source... more »
  • Ex-New Orleans tech chief pleads guilty

    November 1, 2010 9:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The former technology chief for the City of New Orleans pleaded guilty Monday in a fraud scheme that prosecutors said brought him more than $860,000 in bribes and kickbacks, paid by a businessman to whom he allegedly steered $4 million in city contracts. Greg Meffert, at... more »
  • New Heart Valve Technology

    September 22, 2010 4:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of older Americans who need new heart valves but are too frail to survive the surgery might soon get a chance at an easier option - a way to thread in an artificial aortic valve without cracking their chests. The aortic valve is the heart's main... more »
  • Changes Coming To N.P.Moss

    May 26, 2010 10:22 PM

  • Changes Coming To N.P.Moss

    May 26, 2010 6:38 PM

    New changes are coming to N.P Moss Middle. Starting in fall the school will keep the same name but change it's curriculum. The new program is called S.T.E.M. It stands for science, technology, engineering and math. "S.T.E.M is a national program that has shown lots of success with students," said... more »
  • New Orleans Cannot Account for Millions Spent on Technology

    May 24, 2010 4:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The city of New Orleans cannot account properly for millions of dollars spent on high technology, including a software system that no one at City Hall ever heard of. That's according to a state audit released Monday. The report covers early 2005 through the end of... more »
  • Oil & Gas See Latest Technologies

    March 4, 2010 1:15 PM

    The oil and gas industries' latest innovations let workers out in the field communicate quicker and more accurately with their home bases. Thursday's "Go Tech Expo" at the Cajundome is put on by the ISA, or International Society of Automation so the oil and gas industries can see the... more »
  • Interstate work to aid motorists in real time

    December 31, 2009 2:11 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Technology that tracks real-time traffic information along interstates 10 and 49 will be expanded as part of an $8 million project to help manage traffic incidents along the routes. The project is being funded by federal and state highway money, said Bill Fontenot, Louisiana Department... more »
  • Louisiana's First Lady Presents Technology Award In Church Point

    December 17, 2009 6:44 PM

    Louisiana First Lady Supriya Jindal spoke to students at Richard Elementary in Church Point. The school received the Award of Interactive Technology. The award was awarded a Promethean interactive white board and an interactive response system. The tools will help students get more involved in the lessons day-to-day.
  • Food banks go high-tech to help

    November 30, 2009 9:14 AM

    SEATTLE (AP) - Food banks are known for providing a helping hand to those who need it. But these days, those community pantries are getting a helping hand from technology. Food banks are taking advantage of things like databases, bar coding, GPS tracking and automated warehouses as they share their... more »
  • President Obama launches "Educate to Innovate"

    November 24, 2009 10:20 AM

    PRESIDENT OBAMA LAUNCHES "EDUCATE TO INNOVATE" CAMPAIGN FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH (STEM) EDUCATION Nationwide effort includes over $260 million in public-private investments to move American students to the top of the pack in science and math achievement over the next decade President Obama today... more »
  • Conquest of the Coastlands

    November 23, 2009 11:16 AM

    UL's Center for Innovative Learning and Assessment Technologies is working on a variety of science-based educational video games for middle school students. I spoke with the director, Doctor Douglas Williams, about its most recent game called Conquest of the Coastlands. Williams says that educational video games are a much more... more »
  • Carencro HS students lead fiber optic work

    October 29, 2009 8:11 AM

    CARENCRO, La. (AP) - High-speed fiber optic technology offers a new frontier in computing. Among the explorers: students at Carencro High School's Academy of Information Technology. "The increase in speed and quality will revolutionize everything we do in the classroom," said Elijah Parker, 17, a junior at Carencro. Parker is... more »

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