NCHS students tour ET labs

Junior and senior students from Natchitoches Central High School toured Northwestern State University’s Department of Engineering Technology this week to learn about programs and lucrative careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  From left are ET Instructor…

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Boise Supports ET Scholarships for Northwood Grads

NATCHITOCHES – Boise Cascade Wood Products of Lena is completing three years of funding $1,500 in Engineering Technology scholarships at Northwestern State University.  The scholarships are awarded at a rate of $500 each academic year to students from Rapides Parish…

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Beta Engineering Scholarships Support CENLA ET Students

NATCHITOCHES –  Beta Engineering of Pineville, Louisiana is completing three years of funding $6,000 for scholarships awarded to Northwestern State University students pursing degrees in engineering technology.  The scholarships are awarded to two students each academic year.  One is for…

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Teachers Complete PLTW Training Locally

Several teachers completed core training in Introduction to Engineering Design at Northwestern State University last week and were congratulated by a special visitor, Dr. Vince Bertram, CEO of Project Lead the Way, a program that introduces engineering concepts to students…

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United Way of Northwest Louisiana Awards Grants to NCA

NATCHITOCHES –  Company and nonprofit representatives in Natchitoches, Winn, Sabine and DeSoto parishes saw their contributions at work this week as the United Way of Northwest Louisiana awarded funding to six nonprofit groups for eight local programs that support education,…

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$3M Enhancement Project Announced for Downtown Natchitoches Riverbank

NATCHITOCHES — The Cane River Waterway Commission this week announced a $3 million improvement project to the downtown Natchitoches riverbank. According to a news release from the agency, the project will be a collaboration between the commission and the City…

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Manufacturers Discuss Challenges of Building Global Workforce

  NATCHITOCHES – A significant shortage of skilled workers is on the horizon and it will take innovative industry, economic development and education partnerships to produce a globally competitive workforce in Louisiana, according to members of the Central and Northwest…

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PLTW Launch thanks Chamber

NATCHITOCHES – Teams of third, fourth and fifth graders at Northwestern State University Elementary Lab impressed visiting guests from the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce with their skills at assembling and programming robots to perform simple tasks.  Members of the…

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