Building smarter machines

Robots are everywhere. In fact, every time you brake your car, a robot is interpreting that pressure signal from your foot while simultaneously assessing the conditions of the road. Based on those two inputs, the robot decides if the wheels will stop turning immediately, or if the antilock system needs to kick on so you don’t skid out on a slippery street.

Summer Engineering Institute receives PPL Foundation grant

Lehigh’s Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. The funds will be used to expose high school juniors and seniors from underrepresented groups to STEM through hands-on collaborative projects, dynamic classroom discussion, and field trips to regional science and tech/businesses and research centers. The program, which is hosted by the P.C.

Inspiring the next generation of engineers

Campus life may be quieter in the summer, but there’s still plenty of enthusiasm for learning at the Rossin College. 

In July, more than 250 middle and high school students participated in programs designed to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. These experiences include hands-on, lab-centric challenges, facility tours that showcase real-world applications, and mentorship from Lehigh faculty members and current students.  

Summer Engineering Institute

Key players to tackle topic of ‘value’ in healthcare

The concept of “value” is pretty straightforward if you’re talking about, say, a used car.

But in a healthcare context, it’s a buzzword that means a lot of things to a lot of different people.

Patients might define value in terms of out-of-pocket costs. Doctors may view it in terms of reimbursement rates and treatment success. Insurers often take metrics like member satisfaction and long-term outcomes into account. And employers want to see workers present and productive as a result of their investment in benefits.

ISE celebrates a year of accomplishments

Lehigh’s Industrial and Systems Engineering Department celebrated an academic year full of accomplishments at its annual banquet and awards ceremony on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

ISE Department Chair Luis Nunes Vicente presented Stacey Cunningham ‘96, current president of the New York Stock Exchange, with the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Industry. Ms. Cunningham also presented the Spencer C. Schantz Distinguished Lecture earlier that day.

Other awards presented included:

Rossin Awards honor excellence across Lehigh's engineering college

On April 25, members of the Lehigh Engineering community gathered at Building C for the second annual Rossin College Awards Ceremony. 

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“This is a great chance to recognize what our faculty, staff, and students do for the college and for the university,” said Steve DeWeerth, professor and dean of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. “It’s wonderful to be doing this for a second year.”

$5 million gift transforming residential life and learning

With a $5 million gift to elevate the student experience, Julie ’20P ’21P and Jordan Hitch ’88 ’20P ’21P are providing for future generations of Lehigh scholars by being the first to support the New Residential Houses project—a dynamic new cluster of six residences being built west of the Clayton University Center at Packer Hall. Hitch House and two other houses will be available to students starting Fall 2020.