Lehigh University

Academic Outreach

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In 1992, Dr. Henry Odi '98 and Mr. Robert Haines '79 founded the Lehigh Valley Science and Engineering Research Fair. Approximately 50 students participated that year in the Wood Dining Room of Iacocca Hall, Mountaintop Campus.

Lead by Mr. Haines, judges began reading the student's research papers and started to judge all the project, while the students attended various academic hands-on/demonstrative session. The students were judged by grade and by the following categories:


At the March 2013 fair, students were interviewed by the judges regarding their projects. After the judging interviews were completed, students learned to make butter. Award ribbons were placed on projects and the fair was opened to the public. Approximately225 students participated in the fair.

First place winners in all grades and categories were invited to participate in the Delaware Valley Fair in April. Several students placed at the regional fair and a few went on the the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.