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.

Fellowship takes PhD candidate to Switzerland for groundbreaking bone research

He had lined up a job at an engineering company, paid a security deposit on an apartment, and was weeks away from making his post-graduation, cross-country move to Seattle when he called his parents.

“I was driving to my grandparents on Mother’s Day, and my parents were, too, so it was a good time to talk,” says Peter Schwarzenberg ’16. “I was like, ‘I think I’m going to go to grad school.’ And there was just...silence.”

Three Lehigh Engineers land NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

It was midnight on a Tuesday and Sydney Yang ’19, a bioengineering major, was still up studying, as usual. The note appeared in her inbox, and at first she wondered who would be emailing her so late. And then she saw who it was from.
The National Science Foundation.
“I clicked on it,” says Yang, “and the first line said, ‘Congratulations, you’ve been awarded the NSF [Graduate Research Fellowship],’ and I just...” 
Yang trails off as the tears begin to fall.

Donning of the Kente: A personalized celebration of student success

Soon-to-be Lehigh graduates, their friends and family, faculty, staff and fellow students gathered May 13 in Iacocca Hall’s Wood Dining Room for the annual Donning of the Kente celebration.

The pre-commencement event, presented by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds through heartfelt words and the vibrant colors of the traditional kente cloth.

Students recognized for entrepreneurial excellence at Innovate, Celebrate

Lehigh engineers were well-represented among those honored at the Baker Institute’s Innovate, Celebrate Awards Dinner held April 23. 

More than 20 Lehigh students shared their startup ideas to a crowd of faculty, staff, alumni, and Lehigh Valley entrepreneurs as they vied for two top prizes. The annual event recognizes student, faculty, and alumni innovation and celebrates those who support student entrepreneurship.

PhD candidate’s paper on deep neural networks wins award

Work by computer science doctoral student Youshan Zhang was recognized with a best student paper award at the 2019 Future of Information and Communication Conference (FICC).

Participants from academia and industry gathered at the global conference, held March 14-15 in San Francisco, to present research involving information and communication technologies and their real-world applications.

Lehigh, industry partnership steers middle schoolers toward STEM

Max Schepps ’20 wasn’t at all surprised that his team’s matchbox-sized, red muscle car won the 2019 TE Connectivity Expo.

“We knew we had the fastest car in the heat,” he says. “Lots of hard work went into this, and we’re very happy with the result.”

His teammate, Tyler Gramigna ’20, wasn’t always so sure that “Pitbull Caliente” would end up smoking its rivals.

Lehigh Expo shines spotlight on student work

Lehigh students participating in the 2019 Lehigh Expo on April 6 presented their semesters-long projects to the Lehigh community and families attending this year’s Candidates’ Day for students admitted to the Class of 2023. The university-wide Expo, held in Building C on the Mountaintop Campus, featured 150 student projects and involved more than 280 student presenters. The projects that were showcased grew out of work in engineering, English, and other classes; biology labs; capstone design projects; and other pursuits.