First “Living with Tech” Conference Focused on Cryptocurrency

Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education (COE) and College of Business (COB) will join forces to present “Cryptocurrency: The Meth of Money” as part of COE’s new lecture series, “Living with Technology.” . The conference will take place on Wednesday, September 28 at 3 p.m. in University Hall on the campus of Tech. Sponsored by Jeanette and Justin Hinckley, the event is free and open to the public.

The conference will feature a panel of professors of finance and economics, including Dr. William McCumber, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research, Dr. Patrick Scott, Associate Professor of Economics, and Dr. Nono Gueye, Assistant Professor of Economics. The discussion will focus on cryptocurrency, its volatility, and how the underlying blockchain technology is useful in other applications.

“The topics of digital finance and digital currency are stark examples of how our ever-increasing interactions with technology affect our daily lives in myriad ways,” said Dr. Don Schillinger, Dean of the College of Education. “As active leaders and participants in society, it is essential that we are all aware of these innovative, useful and sometimes disruptive technological phenomena.”

The COE will partner with other Louisiana Tech colleges to host additional “Living with Technology” conferences throughout the year. Each will focus on one aspect of the impact of technology on everyday life.

“We are honored to partner with the College of Education for the first of their new lecture series, particularly because of the focus on technology,” said Dr. Chris Martin, Dean of the College of Business. “Technology has transformed the way we work, live and teach, and at the College of Business it is integrated into every aspect of our curriculum. I know students and the community will enjoy learning from Drs. McCumber, Scott and Gueye.

For more information about the speaker series, contact Director of Development Rosilynn Gillum at 318.257.2296 or [email protected]

Angela C. Hale