Tom Hoover began working as Louisiana Tech’s Chief Information Officer in January and became an overnight on-campus hero when he led the technological battle that COVID-19 waged on the campus community in mid-March.
Louisiana Tech University continues to be integral to the United States Department of Defense in new ways, this time by rapidly developing and instituting a daily report consisting of infection rate projections based on a refined and tailored COVID-19 Susceptible, Exposed, Infected, Resistant (SEIR) model.
They took vows to stick together ‘for better or for worse,’ but does that count during a global pandemic? When you teach at home? And are raising children? And have never done this before?
Brad and Lacey Deal are the parents of two boys, Oli, 11, and Finn, 7. Brad is an associate professor in the School of Design, and Lacey is an instructor in the Department of Kinesiology. Like thousands of others who are often on the Louisiana Tech campus, this family quarantined at home this spring.
Haley Barnett didn’t intend to become a pandemic pioneer, but that’s what happened when Louisiana Tech switched to online learning March 16 — the day before her PhD defense for her doctorate in Molecular Science and Nanotechnology.
Late morning, Thursday, March 12. Winter was fading, the first day of spring only a week away. Louisiana Tech’s Lady Techsters basketball team had won its opening game of the Conference USA postseason tournament in Frisco, Texas and was only moments away from playing in the Round Two.