Lehigh PhD graduates honored at 2019 hooding ceremony

In the Doctoral Degree Hooding Ceremony Sunday at Baker Hall, more than 100 doctoral candidates from Lehigh’s four colleges were honored for having earned the highest degree in academics. Lehigh President John D. Simon congratulated them for “a job well done.”

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.

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.