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.

ChBE Chair's Update, Spring 2019

Spring semester is in full swing and nearly over as we approach Lehigh’s commencement day on May 20, 2019. Our students, both graduate and undergraduate, are eagerly looking forward to receiving their degrees. Job placement and admission to graduate school for our BS degree recipients continues to be robust.

Read the latest issue of Resolve magazine

The Volume 2, 2019, edition focuses on the new picture of health care at Lehigh, a Q&A with the College of Health Dean and engineering's newest degree - Biocomputational Engineering

2019 Van Hoesen Family Best Publication Competition announced

Through a generous gift from the Van Hoesen family, we are pleased to announce the fifth annual Van Hoesen Family Best Publication Competition. The competition is open to all Lehigh ISE department students. The 2019 Selection Committee is comprised of Professors Ralphs (Committee Chair), Takáč, and Scheinberg. 

Rules:

1. The contest is limited to students enrolled in the ISE department this semester (Spring 2019).

Remembering a visionary in computer science, AI

Donald Hillman, an emeritus professor of computer science at Lehigh and a pioneer in artificial intelligence, died in October 2018. He was 86.

Born in London, England, in 1931, he had survived the Blitz on London, enduring five months of nightly air raids by the Nazis. He spoke four languages, shook Winston Churchill’s hand, painted, drew and cooked like a pro. He played the guitar and was a master at the piano. He fought in the Korean War and was commissioned as a Captain upon his discharge.

The rise of machine learning

There’s a recognized gap between the experts who develop new algorithms and computational methods, and those who apply and adapt those technologies in specific domains.

It’s a vexing interdisciplinary gap, and through its TRIPODS + X program, it is one that the National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to bridge.

Filmmaker to present documentary on inclusion in STEM fields

Filmmaker Kendall Moore will present a screening of her documentary Can We Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color: Sense of Belonging and Obstacles to STEM Fields on Wednesday, April 10. 
 
The film looks at various obstacles and impediments—structural, cultural, psychological, and institutional—that effectively limit the inclusion and participation of underrepresented people of color in STEM fields.
 

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