A Wide Community of Future Makers
These alumni, faculty and students are among those making a difference in their communities—and beyond—through their research, advocacy and entrepreneurship.
Recognized among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for more than 7,000 students.
Helble will deliver a lecture at Universidad San Francisco de Quito and connect with members of the Lehigh community in Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala and Panama. It is his first overseas trip as president.
Counseling psychologist Peter Langman ’00 Ph.D. is a sought-after expert on the psychology of school shooters and others who commit mass violence. He trains mental health professionals, educators and law enforcement in school safety, including how to identify potential school shooters. Langman has authored three books on the issue, most recently "Warning Signs: Identifying School Shooters Before They Strike." He is also a researcher with the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center.
A Class of ’61 associate professor with the department of chemistry, Xiaoji Xu develops methods and instruments for chemical measurement and imaging at the nanoscale level. His Xu Research Group develops variants of scanning probe microscopy to study macromolecules, heterogeneous materials and nanostructures to decipher their chemical, electrical and mechanical properties. He has won several awards, including being named a 2020 Sloan Research Fellow, which places him among "the most promising scientific researchers working today."
An international student from Ethiopia, Zemichael Gebeyehu '24 helped establish the Lehigh University Space Initiative Club to provide fellow students with experiential learning opportunities through hands-on engineering projects, such as the club’s entry into the international University Rover Challenge sponsored by the Mars Society. A mechanical engineering major with minors in aerospace engineering, electrical engineering and economics, he hopes to one day work with the United Nations in expanding space programs in developing countries.
The annual International Bazaar highlights and celebrates the global identities and perspectives of Lehigh students and of the local community.
Lehigh’s campus is home to more than just academics.
Lehigh undergraduate student Josie Krepps works on research examing animal cell fiber structures in hopes of developing cultivated meat, an environmentally sustainable solution to animal farming.
Marketing students present social media strategies to business leader and alum Mike McCreary ‘07 in Lehigh’s new Business Innovation Building.
The Class of ‘88 gathers at Lehigh’s annual Reunion weekend to reminisce, celebrate and join a 5K run around campus.
Aidan Oehrlu won Lehigh’s first golf Patriot League championship in ten years.
Entrepreneur Briana Gardell ’14 ’15G landed the toy she designed at Lehigh on the shelves of Target.