P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science
Young researchers from Lehigh and Lafayette will compete in all-day event, now in its 16th year

The David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium, hosted by the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, takes place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, in the main lobby of the STEPS building.

The event, now in its 16th year, brings together students from Lehigh University and Lafayette College to showcase undergraduate research achievement, celebrate experiential learning, and encourage students to use research to enrich their educational experiences.

The symposium provides an opportunity for undergraduates to share work from a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines; this year, individuals and teams will present on topics including 3D anti-tumor drug screening and power grid cyberattack prevention.

Students will present their research before a panel of judges, who will pose follow-up questions. The presenters will interact with faculty, students, visitors, and staff attending the event throughout the day.

Winners selected by the judging panel will receive scholarships to attend professional conferences. Symposium attendees are encouraged to participate in the event by casting a vote for the People’s Choice Award.

The symposium is endowed by Andrew D. Freed ’83 in honor of his parents. Now retired, Freed most recently served as CEO of Micro-Coax, a manufacturer of electronic transmission devices based in Pottstown, PA. Freed holds a bachelor's degree in metallurgy and materials engineering from Lehigh and a master's degree in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

Visit the Undergraduate Research Symposium website for additional event details and to read more about this year's competitors.

David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium

The 16th annual David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held Wednesday, March 27, in the main lobby of the STEPS building.

David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium awards

Winners receive scholarships to attend professional conferences. Symposium attendees are encouraged to cast a vote for the People’s Choice Award.