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.

ISE PhD graduates obtain prestigious positions in academia

Three alumni of ISE’s PhD program are entering the academic field in prestigious positions at several high-profile universities.

Ali Mohammad Nezhad, PhD '18, will be part of the faculty at Purdue University as the Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics.

Mark (Miao) Bai, PhD '17, spent a year performing postdoctoral research at the Mayo Clinic and has now started an Assistant Professor position at the University of Connecticut’s Operations and Info Management Department.

Lehigh's Engineers Without Borders takes part in parklet project

There’s a colorful interlude for passersby on Fourth Street in Bethlehem—a pop-up parklet outside Roasted restaurant built by Lehigh’s Engineers Without Borders outreach committee and Professor of Practice Karen Beck Pooley’s Lehigh Valley Parklets team.

The colorful parklet, a sidewalk extension that fits within two city parking spaces and strives to improve pedestrian and customer experiences, will be in place until Oct. 31.

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