P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science

Sterling Ashby 1969-2017

Sterling Ashby '92, best known as co-founder of Umoja House, died in November 2017 after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 48.
 
Sterling earned his bachelors in industrial and systems engineering at Lehigh University. In 1989, he and fellow students approached the University with a proposal outlining their ideas to improve campus diversity. Umoja House was the result, and it has been a resource, community and residence for students of color ever since.
 
Umoja, in Swahili, means "unity."
 

Marks named President of Otis

EE alumna tapped to lead people-moving innovator
 
Judy Marks '84 has been named president of Otis, the world's leading manufacturer and service provider of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. The 66,000 employees of Otis, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) with annual revenues approaching $12 billion, serve more than 200 countries and territories and have sold and maintain approximately 2.6 million elevators and escalators worldwide.
 

Cleaning up

Accolades abound for researcher and Lehigh environmental engineering alum
 
Dr. Lee Blaney ’05 ’07G has had quite a banner year in the world of environmental engineering.
 

Banafa '93G: IoT expertise

Ahmed Banafa '93G was interviewed by ABC television for his expertise on the Internet of Things (IoT) to kick off their coverage of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
 
"This is the wave of the future," Banafa said during the interview. "Everything is listening and reacting to what you're doing. By the end of 2020 we will have 50 billion connected devices."
 

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