P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science

Seeking the Midas Touch

Technical Entrepreneurship graduate Ali Almasi '16 working to bring high-quality saffron to the U.S. market at an affordable price.
 
For centuries, saffron has remained the most sought after spice in the world. Its flexibilty for use across an endless number of foods, including rice, desserts and teas, makes it a product that is always in demand but difficult to come by at a reasonable price.
 

EE alum named CTO of Bank Leumi

Lehigh electrical and computer engineering alumnus Martin Droney '91, '94 M.S. was named as Chief Operations and Technology Officer of Bank Leumi. Is his new role, Droney will be tasked with managing Leumi's tech operations in New York City, including a team of over 100 employees and contractors.
 
Prior to joining Leumi, Droney spent seven years with New Jersey-based Fiserv, serving most recently as Chief Information Officer in the information technology company's Card Services division.
 

Manufacturing success in Long Island

Leonard Poveromo '69's nonprofit company Composite Prototyping Center has seen significant growth since it's launch over three years ago. As Executive Director, the Lehigh chemical and biomolecular engineering alum took his decades-long experience in cutting edge manufacturing and created a Long Island company capable of supporting organizations of varying size, as well as STEM programs and other workforce development programs.
 

Lehigh alum to speak at Penn State commencement

Alton D. Romig Jr. to speak at university's Earth and Mineral Sciences baccalaureate ceremony on May 5.
 
Alton D. Romig, Jr. B.S. '75, M.S. '77, Ph.D. '79 was selected to address at Penn State's baccalaureate degree commencement ceremony for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Romig will deliver the address on Friday night, May 5, at the Pegula Ice Arena at the school's main campus in University Park.
 

Connecting the dots between Lehigh and the Silicon Valley

If Tom Gillis ’15P ’17P ’19P could physically move Lehigh University to Silicon Valley, he might consider the possibility. Instead, the tech entrepreneur is bringing the two together any chance he can through his vision, involvement, expertise, and personal and technical connections.
 
Gillis, co-founder and CEO of Bracket Computing Inc., was the catalyst for the successful LehighSiliconValley (LSV) entrepreneurship program in the start-up hub of California, while his son was a first-year student at Lehigh in 2012.
 

Empowering engineering: Patrice Banks '02

Patrice Banks '02 is standing behind a table strewn with an assortment of car parts— rusty rotors, worn brake pads, dirty filters and frayed timing belts—at the edge of an oil-stained parking lot of an auto parts and service store outside Philadelphia.
 
Listening attentively and taking notes, a dozen women and one man who have signed up for her monthly Girls Auto Clinic stand in a half-ring in front of Banks. “They’ll up-sell you on everything,” Banks says about car mechanics and dealers. “They bank on us being uneducated consumers.”
 

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