Southern Lehigh Middle School STEAM Expo

April 29, 2024

We're proud to support the schools in our community! Two Global Social Impact Fellowship hashtagGSIF teams, AI Strengthening Healthcare Access (AISHA) and PlasTech Ventures, participated in the Southern Lehigh Middle School hashtagSTEAM Expo on Monday, April 29. The expo featured hands-on and interactive exhibits that were showcased to students and families. A big thank you to Deanna Webb, the principal at Southern Lehigh Middle School for the invitation!

Fieldwork Preparation retreat

May 4, 2024

This summer, over 85 Lehigh students and faculty will be traveling across five different locations (Kuppam, India; Almaty, Kazakhstan; San Francisco, California; Manila, the Philippines; and Makeni, Sierra Leone) to conduct project-related fieldwork as a critical piece of being a Lehigh University Social Impact Fellow. Last Saturday, Building C on Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus was alive with energy and excitement as these soon-to-be global travelers gathered for an immersive, 7-hour preparatory retreat. 

From AI-enhanced health care in Sierra Leone, to materials upcycling in Manila, to nutritional food access in California, and many other impact-focused projects, students and their faculty mentors will be building community partnerships and validating potential solutions to complex global challenges. These intense fieldwork experiences only last 2-3 weeks, but their outcomes will last a lifetime. Good luck to all the IF travelers!

Special thanks to the faculty-staff travel leaders and project mentors who joined the retreat: Brett Ludwig, Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs, Michael Kramp, professor of English, Saif Mir, assistant professor of decision and technology analytics, and Nicholas Rockwell , visiting research scientist of Materials Science and Engineering.