Dear Lehigh Engineers,
The new academic year brought to campus yet another record-setting class of first year Lehigh Engineers. For the first time in over 30 years, the undergraduate engineering enrollment has exceeded arts and science, and business, representing 44.5% of the incoming class. Quality indicators such as SAT scores and high-school rankings also continue to rise. Our graduate programs are seeing healthy growth in enrollment as well, with notable increases in both professional master’s and research-track programs.
Just as the semester gets underway, Lehigh’s faculty research cluster in Integrated Networks for Electricity (INE) is hosting a workshop on "Future Green Technologies" on Friday, September 6. Events such as this are an important way to extend the reach and impact of our research efforts; the event is open to our colleagues in industry, academia, and government, as well as graduate students from Lehigh and beyond (with advisor support.)
Over the summer, we released a new Curriculum Guide that offer an in-depth view for the landscape of engineering studies and research. The Lehigh Engineering Curriculum Guide is intended to help students visualize their path to engineering in a manner that resonates with their high-school experience in science, math, and design. The Guide also helps describe Lehigh programs such as Integrated Business and Engineering, Computer Science and Business, and our Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts, and Sciences. In addition to undergraduate programs, the guide also provide a comprehensive overview of professional master’s degree programs and research-oriented master’s and Ph.D. programs.
I also invite you to review our newly-refreshed Web site. The main panels on our homepage delve into exciting stories and videos that reflect some of the best that Lehigh has to offer: a profile of 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium winner Nadia Krook '14, our emerging program in sustainable development, and a Lehigh BioE lab where growth occurs in more ways than one. The rest of the site has also been updated with improved news and information, including an expanded YouTube channel and other social media venues.
Please drop me a line with your feedback and, as always, thank you for your support of Lehigh Engineering.
S. David Wu, Dean and Iacocca Professor