What is a LearnX?

A LearnX event provides a person with the opportunity to learn something about a topic in a 60-90 minute session in a hands-on manner. LearnX events are intended to take a quick dip into a wide range of topics and questions, to get participants excited about learning more.

Recent Virtual LearnX Events- Click on Image for Audio Recording

How to Document Your Pandemic Life!

All of our lives have changed in historic ways. How can we each capture this experience through photography for ourselves and others? We are living in history at this very moment. Christa Neu will present different ways to document this time, both for the historical record and for ourselves. The only camera equipment you will need is your phone. Christa will show how to visually document what your world looks like at this moment.

LearnX: How are Companies Dealing with COVID-19 April 29, 2020

Listen to a leading expert talk about how companies will continue to work and engage employees. Topics included: How will re-opening the economy affect various industries and companies? What is the future of government regulation in the wake of this pandemic?

LearnX: How to Make Your Own Mask

With the CDC recommendation or covering our mouths and noses when we venture out, learn about how to do so and what materials are recommended. This workshop focused on both sewing and non sewing methods. Pam Richey, Costume Coordinator for the Zoellner Arts Center, facilitated this event.

LearnX: iPhone Pocket Production April 13, 2020

This workshop covered inexpensive products that can help improve recording quality and the software available on Apples iOS to preform the editing. By the end of the workshop, you should be able to walk away with a finished video.

How To Be Happy

Professor Mark Orrs discussed different cultural perspectives with students and introduced tools to help improve well-being


Professor Gus Ripa led a behind-the-scenes tour of the arts center and explained how architecture and design can add to live performances

Research Labs: Getting Your Foot in the Door

All students know the importance of participating in research and Dr. Jonas Baltrusaitis gave an inside look into his lab and how students can get involved in research on campus

Reimagining International Development

Sara Farley, Co-Founder of the Global Knowledge Initiative, led a round-table discussion with students and faculty about the future of international development

What is a MakeX?

MakeX events are where you make something by doing it – learning how to utilize the necessary equipment/tools and then getting to work. Participants in MakeX events walk away with something that they have built (and in many cases, designed as well), and the knowledge and skillset they need to make that thing again.

Pumpkins and Power Tools

The Wilbur Powerhouse taught students how to safely use power tools while helping them carve festive pumpkins for Halloween

Making Metal Roses

The LU MakerSpace helped students make roses out of sheet metal for their special Valentine

Hero or Villain?: DIY Costume

The Zoellner Costume Shop help students create individual characters for Halloween, by teaching them how to sew their own capes and create personal make-up looks

Crafting Cookie Cutters

In preparation for winter break, LU MakerSpace allowed students to craft their own unique cookie cutters to use over the holidays

What is a SprintX?

These events are multi-hour or multi-day endeavors where a (typically large) group comes together to sprint toward discussion and possible solutions to more complex issues or problems. The structure is modeled on a Hackathon, and a Hackathon is a kind of SprintX, but not every SprintX will be technical and not all are quite as free-form as a hackathon can be. Often they are structured and guided by subject matter experts, but intended to be concentrated, collective conversations focused toward measurable, tangible impacts.

LV Hack 2018

In April, Lehigh hosted LV Hack 2018 at Building C in collaboration with Lehigh Valley Tech. Students from Lehigh and surrounding universities, community members, and various faculty came together to solve company-sponsored challenges

Low-Income and First Gen Students at Lehigh

Led by George White, Lehigh parents, students, and faculty were invited to brainstorm how to increase educational accessibility in the Lehigh community for low-income families and first generation college students

Refugee Resettlement: Challenges and Opportunities for a Thriving Community

The Lehigh Valley is home to many refugee families. This design session, hosted by Sarah Stanlick, outlined programs, outreach, and practices to address the refugee resettlement process

Sustainable Development in the Global South

Lehigh faculty and staff convened to discuss their current work and interests in sustainable development and broke off into group discussions about funding opportunities and the future of global devleopment