Mountaintop gives Lehigh students working across all disciplines the freedom to pursue creative and innovative answers to any number of challenges and open-ended questions. Both faculty mentors and students have described their time on Mountaintop as truly transformative--and one of the most inspiring experiences in their time at Lehigh.
Creativity, passion, interdisciplinary— Lehigh University students describe their Mountaintop Summer 2014 experience in just a few words, transforming a blank whiteboard into a colorful mosaic of expression.
Daily, I get to witness “ah-ha” moments like when a sociology student learns about the relevance of wind currents for our project or when an engineering student learns about the role of gender inequality in vulnerabilities to indoor air pollution."- Kelly Austin, Faculty Mentor
Lehigh University's summer 2014 Mountaintop group "Shapeshifter" is designing new ways to invite play through creative structures. The project involves design and construction that will change in response to human presence.
Students and faculty reflect on how the intellectual freedom and the wide open spaces of the Mountaintop initiative have changed the way they think about education.
"Here at Mountaintop, we can focus, fail, persevere, take time, keep asking, be mindful."- Nik Nikolov, Faculty Mentor