ISE to present Stacey Cunningham ’96 with the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Industry

Stacey Cunningham ’96 will be presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Industry at the ISE Annual Banquet, taking place on May 2, 2019. Cunningham is the President of the NYSE Group which includes the New York Stock Exchange and a diverse range of equity and equity options exchanges, all wholly owned subsidiaries of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE). She is the 67th President and the first woman to lead the NYSE Group in its 226 year history.

ISE welcomes R. Tyrrell Rockafellar for the 2019 Spencer C. Schantz Technical Talk

Ralph Tyrrell (Terry) Rockafellar, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics from the University of Washington, Seattle, will present the Spencer C. Schantz Lecture (Technical Talk), taking place in Mohler Laboratory Room 453 on April 24, 2019. Rockafellar’s lecture is titled “Risk and Reliability in Optimization Under Uncertainty” and will explore the role for so-called "measures of risk," which started to be developed for purposes like assessing the solvency of banks but now are being utilized much more widely.

Voronoi tessellations seen in 'child's play'

What do honeycombs, the cells in dragonfly wings, and the brown spots on a giraffe's fur have in common? 

They are all examples of naturally occurring, puzzle-like patterns that may be modeled through a mathematical technique known as a Voronoi tessellation—a model that gave rise to the recent discovery of the scutoid, a new shape identified by a team of researchers, including Lehigh's Dr. Javier Buceta, studying epithelial cells. 

MechE alum Kenneth French '75 and wife, Vickie, gift $5 million for new endowed scholarship

Kenneth French ’75 was a talented high school student from the suburbs of Buffalo, New York, looking for a great engineering school. Offered competitive financial aid packages from several universities, he knew he needed to maximize his scholarship potential to be able to attend a top-tier institution. Lehigh gave him the opportunity he needed, and he said the experience impacted his life tremendously.

State program requesting proposals for research in product development, process innovation

The Manufacturing PA Innovation Program, established by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, is soliciting proposals from researcher-led teams at any accredited PA college/university engaged in research projects that seek to advance a new product or process innovation with a PA industry partner.