Stories about Future Makers

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

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.

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

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

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

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

These alumni, faculty and students are among those making a difference in their communities—and beyond—through their research, advocacy and entrepreneurship.

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.

A planetary scientist, Becker studies moons, asteroids and planetary rings to find answers about the solar system.