News and Events

Workforce Development Training graduation rises 70 percent in less than 2 months

Lamar CICE has  made headlines in the Beaumont Business Journal 11 out 12 months in a row. This month features the Workforce Development program's increase in graduating students, which has escalated 70% since the previous graduation. Partnering with the Golden Triangle Empowerment Center and XP Synergy, the program is quickly expanding to the surrounding counties in order to assist low to middle range income families in obtaining national construction certifications and job readiness skills. If you or someone you know is interested in learning about the program, please call (409) 880-7108.

LU CICE catapults university's Big Idea Challenge winner in developing international fresh water technology

Chemical engineering graduate student, Tejus Mane, is the winner of the university's Big Idea Challenge. After spending many hours on this project, Mane successfully created and developed AtmoSpark, "an atmospheric water generation company developing technology to bring fresh water to rural and urban communities and hard to reach areas such as offshore platforms, for disaster relief and in maritime" (Beaumont Business Journal, p 13). The Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship sourced the majority of resources necessary for this venture, which include the evolution of the plan to prototype as well as assisting in jumpstarting business relations with potentially interested investors. Mane and his team will also compete this summer at Rice University and UTSA in the Texas Rural Challenge (Beaumont Business Journal, p 13).

Former Spice Girls percussionist partners with Lamar University's Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship to teach students about a new way to help third world countries

World-renowned pop musician, Sudha Kheterpal, is collaborating with the Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship and LU students to create technology that is able to "harness the sun's energy while engaging the power of music and education" (Beaumont Business Journal, p 12). Ultimately, the energy is planned to be used in third world countries in order for residents to have a better quality of life. Kheterpal's organization, Shake Your Power, is teaching and motivating LU students to develop new and innovative ways to create personal solar mobile phone chargers called the SolarMC, which can potentially expand internationally. LU students from the Colleges of Business and Engineering are working together on this project to devise the best plan for efficacy, presentation, marketing, and usage.

Lamar takes first place at Texas State University Business Plan Competition after using LU CICE resources

cice students win first place

Counseling graduate students utilize LU CICE conference and event rooms for required residency course

counseling students participate in residency course

students being instructed on how to use a drone

LU CICE invites Engineering students to test drones on campus

co2 conference

International engineers and professional discuss strategic CO2 geological storage

Directions to the CICE

Directions from Beaumont/Port Arthur: Take 69N. Exit at MLK Pkwy.

At first traffic light turn left onto Jim Gilligan Way. Building is on right.

image of CICE building