A premier private university founded in 1865 by Asa Packer, an industrial pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Lehigh is consistently ranked in the top tier of national research universities. Its four colleges have earned a reputation for their entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary approach to learning. Based in Bethlehem, Pa., Lehigh is the academic home to nearly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students across its College of Engineering and Applied Science, College of Business and Economics, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education.
Together with KEEN, Lehigh faculty work to develop best practices in entrepreneurially minded learning to be applied across all engineering disciplines and to the broader campus community. Lehigh values the multiple peer-to-peer learning opportunities as well as recognition for individual innovations in engineering education. Moreover, Lehigh is delighted to join KEEN in helping undergraduate students reawaken their curiosity, make connections to real world needs, and create true societal value.
Adding elements of entrepreneurial mindset is critical to student learning. They learn faster and are more interested. I believe that this is not only because of improved context, but also ownership that comes with an emphasis on curiosity and creating value.
--Edmund Webb III, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
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PBL module to design an “epic” tree house using finite element analysis.
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Exposing students to (a) polymer, (b) composite materials and (c) significance of composites in today’s products.
After being exposed to polymers in class, this activity is performed in groups of students during a single recitation period. The notion of crosslinking of polymers and the change in properties of the material is illustrated via in-lab synthesis of silly putty (combining PVA-containing glue with borax = cross-linked polymer).
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