40th Honors Convocation celebrates academic accomplishments

The rain outside did not deter the celebration inside as faculty and administrators processed into Baker Hall to the sounds of Mainstreet Brass, kicking off Lehigh’s annual Honors Convocation. The ceremony, which honors juniors and seniors who have earned a grade point average of 3.6 or higher out of a possible 4.0, took place on Friday, April 5, 2019, and recognized more than 500 students for high academic achievement.

On Equal Pay Day, Lehigh’s SWE president weighs in on gender inequalities in STEM fields

Annaliese Cunniffe ’19, president of the Lehigh University section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), spoke at a press conference marking Women’s Equal Pay Day on April 2.

The event, hosted by the Bethlehem YMCA at the Bethlehem Area Public Library, brought together leaders from numerous Lehigh Valley organizations to call attention to the gender wage gap and shed light on efforts to address the issue from a broad range of perspectives.

Unlocking the ‘hidden potentials’ of the Lehigh experience

She had to read the email twice.

The department chairs of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science had nominated her to speak at the 40th Honors Convocation on April 5. The event celebrates the achievements of juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or higher, and features one student speaker from each of the university’s three undergraduate colleges.

“I was shocked,” says Maryam Khan ’19.

A game-changing way to learn

After pulling a virtual reality headset over his eyes and picking up a set of controllers, a high school student finds himself on a nature trail.

As he moves along the rocky path on the side of a mountain, he encounters trees, vegetation, and trail signs identifying his location—the Lehigh Gap Nature Center—a wildlife refuge and conservation area that’s part of the Lehigh River Watershed.

2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium Winners Announced

More than 30 engineering students from Lehigh University and Lafayette College competed in the 16th annual David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium on March 27.

The event, which included judged presentations and a poster session in the STEPS building lobby, showcased top research across engineering disciplines completed by undergraduates at the two schools over the past year. Prizes awarded by the judging panel are scholarships to attend professional conferences.

Ph.D. candidate recognized for research in composite material design for wear applications

Xiu Jia, a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering and mechanics at Lehigh University, has won second place in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) 2018 NSF Student Poster Competition. She also received a travel grant to attend the competition, which took place in November in Pittsburgh.