Undergraduate students are an integral part of Lehigh's research culture. We offer students an intimate environment where practical, hands-on research is offered beginning in a student's first year. Students have the opportunity to work with some of our world-renowned faculty and researchers and are offered the chance to demonstrate their research capabilities each year through an undergraduate research symposium.
Every spring, the David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium showcases the exceptional academic capabilities of today's engineering students, and highlights the resources and opportunities Lehigh provides to undergraduates.
Students, nominated by their departments, learn how to express the significance and complexity of their work. The top finishers, judged by a panel of academic and industry researchers, win travel stipends to attend professional conferences where they continue to promote their work and practice the art of communication.