'A culture of excellence’
Lehigh students reflect on the lessons they learned during a summer at Mountaintop.
Teams investigated ways to reduce indoor air pollution plaguing parts of the developing world, developed a soil-less food production system and developed technologies to create Smart Spaces. Others worked on documentaries, built an interactive play space and pursued entrepreneurial ventures.
“I like the culture of excellence that this provides,” said Alex Derish ’15, who was part of the Lehigh Aquaponics team that built an educational system for raising tilapia and growing basil. “If you give a Lehigh student a problem, they’re going to find a way to solve it. If you give 100 Lehigh students a problem, they’re going to find a really interesting way to solve it.”