Stories about Future Makers

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Spring 2024 Lehigh Alumni Bulletin Correspondence

Letters to the editor in the Spring 2024 edition of the Lehigh Alumni Bulletin.

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Future Maker Interdisciplinary Team Teaching Grants Awarded

Lehigh invests in team teaching grants to encourage the development of interdisciplinary courses.

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Chris Zadra '16 '17G Flies Drones for Whale Research

Zadra turned his engineering acumen, entrepreneurial spirit and interest in drones into a life-changing career with the Drones for Whale Research program.

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Kenny Holdsman ’89 Empowering Community Through Philadelphia Youth Basketball

The founder of Philadelphia Youth Basketball hopes to empower youth through education and basketball. The organization is focused on building critical thinking skills and a love of learning.


Scientist Ugochinyere Nancy Oloyede is Investigating Development of Antiviral Drugs

The Ph.D. candidate investigates ways to better synthesize molecules that could be building blocks for antiviral drugs.

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PlasTech Ventures Works to Redirect Plastics From Streets, Oceans in Philippines

The Global Social Impact Fellowship team tackles plastic pollution in the Philippines.

Berto Sicard

Wilberto Sicard ’20 is a Law Student Making an Impact in Allentown

A Juris Doctor candidate at Yale Law School, Sicard plans to advocate for fair criminal justice after attaining his degree.

Brooke Eby

Brooke Eby '10: An Advocate in the Fight Against ALS

Eby is driving awareness about the terminal disease and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for research.

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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.

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Hyunok Choi, Breena Holland Study Impact of Air Pollutants on Public

The Lehigh researchers, along with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, are measuring concentrations of Ethylene Oxide and other volatile organic compounds in the air in a Pennsylvania city that has among the highest cancer risks in the nation.