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.
 

Grad you could join us!

The decision of where to attend graduate school—particularly for those with plans to pursue doctoral studies—can be a daunting one.

Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium returns March 27

The David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium, hosted by the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, takes place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, in the main lobby of the STEPS building.

The event, now in its 16th year, brings together students from Lehigh University and Lafayette College to showcase undergraduate research achievement, celebrate experiential learning, and encourage students to use research to enrich their educational experiences.

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