2020 Industrial and Systems Engineering Undergraduate and Master’s Research Symposium

The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department held their annual Undergraduate and Master’s Research Symposium on May 1, 2020.
Professor Xui Yang organized and facilitated this year’s online event that showcased the exceptional capabilities of ISE’s undergraduate and master’s students, and highlighted the resources and opportunities the department provides to them. The four teams below presented their dynamic research topics:

A shot to learn about vaccine development

There’s a reason why chemical engineering major Sophia Mayone ’21 became interested in science at a young age.

“My youngest brother was born with a chronic illness,” she says. “I was eight years old, but started asking questions about biology, cells, genes, and why he had this disease.

“Because I started asking those types of questions early in life, I feel like it stuck with me. My interest in science, technology, and studying diseases grew from there.”

Miranda Royds ’21: Positivity, gratitude fuel success

Bioengineering student and multi-sport athlete Miranda Royds ’21 has a daily ritual that helps her maintain perspective and keeps her upbeat.

"I have a journal and at the end of every day, I think about three things I'm grateful for," she says. "It could be little things, but it keeps you in the right mindset and helps you realize that even if you had a bad day, it wasn't that bad."

Lehigh team wins PCI’s 2019 Big Beam Competition

A team of Rossin College students took first place in the 2019 Engineering Student Design Competition—aka Big Beam Competition—held annually by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI).

The national competition, which marked its 19th year, teaches college students important structural engineering skills in an applied learning environment they will use throughout their precast concrete construction careers.

Paper by ISE Ph.D. student Xiaolong Kuang in collaboration with Professor Luis F. Zuluaga wins the 2019 Journal of Global Optimization Best Paper Award

A paper written by ISE Grad Student Xiaolong Kuang in collaboration with Professor Luis F. Zuluaga, has been named one of the two winners of the 2019 Journal of Global Optimization Best Paper Award for their work entitled "Completely Positive and Completely Positive Semidefinite Tensor Relaxations For Polynomial Optimization". The Journal of Global Optimization is a journal Dealing with theoretical and computational aspects of seeking global optima and their application.

Innovation shines at CREATIVATE

Lehigh students, staff, and an alum showcased their inventions, projects, and businesses Tuesday, Oct. 22, at CREATIVATE, an annual event sponsored by the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation and held this year in the Lehigh University Art Galleries Main Gallery in Zoellner Arts Center. 

Innovative students engaged with about 200 attendees, answering questions, explaining their ideas, and displaying interactive prototypes to test. 

Lehigh INFORMS Student Chapter wins fifth-straight award

The Lehigh student chapter of The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) received a cum laude Student Chapter Award at the organization’s annual meeting in Seattle, Washington this week. This is the fifth year that the student group, comprised of Industrial and Systems Engineering graduate students, has been recognized in the top 20% of student chapters. The purpose of the Student Chapter Annual Award is to recognize achievements of student chapters and to motivate them to perform well.

The perfect head start

It was hot and humid, storm clouds were building up fast, and there was still one more element of the ropes course left to do.