Resolve Magazine: Volume 1, 2013

Achieving a Balance

Welcome to the Spring 2013 issue of Resolve—a magazine dedicated to research and educational innovation in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University.

In parts of rural Africa, women walk for miles to provide drinking water for their families. Here in the United States, a heated debate surrounds the process of extracting natural gas called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Because these real-world problems are socially, economically and environmentally complex, solving them requires interdisciplinary teams that reconcile many perspectives. Lehigh recently launched a new program in sustainable development to help students and faculty members tackle these challenges from multiple angles.

Solving problems in developing nations also requires what I call inquiry-based learning. Real-world challenges are messy, unstructured and elusive. Often, a research team has to first figure out what the problem is, as no teacher or book can offer the single best way to approach a dilemma.

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Achieving a Balance

A new program seeks to meet today’s demands without compromising tomorrow's needs.

The Art of the Simple Solution

Called to clean the world's water, Arup SenGupta finds inspiration in poetry.

Innovate to educate

LehighSiliconValley takes students to the heart of entrepreneurship

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Resolve® magazine is devoted to Lehigh engineering research and educational innovation, highlighting exciting partnerships, projects and academic programs at our University.

Resolve® is published semiannually by the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Office of University Communications and Public Affairs at Lehigh University.

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