Resolve Magazine: Volume 2, 2010

Many Disciplines, One Goal

Welcome to the Fall 2010 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.

This issue of the magazine celebrates one of the most important additions to Lehigh’s science and engineering landscape in recent years: the completion of the STEPS (Science, Technology, Environment, Policy and Society) building. The 135,000-square-foot building is part of a campus-wide initiative to strengthen Lehigh’s commitment to research and education in the related areas of energy and the environment. In addition to the physical facility, the $85-million STEPS initiative is funding endowed chairs, student fellowships, and technological improvements.

The core of Lehigh’s research and educational agenda is to generate new knowledge that meets the grand challenges of our time. Satisfying society’s need for energy while protecting the environment is a multifaceted test that will require unprecedented collaboration by scientists, engineers, policy and regulatory experts, social scientists and economists. Creating an environment that promotes cooperation is critical to meeting that challenge.

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Lehigh's STEPS building

Modeling a Polymer's Properties

A biodegradable fiber's lightning-quick behaviors pose a challenge.

Think at the Nanoscale, Act Globally

Wei-Xian Zhang's technologies are cleaning up pollution on three continents.

Power Surge

A new center of excellence seeks to brighten America's energy future.

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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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