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IPD in the News

Lehigh IPD student gets summer startup experience at unique “university”

July 23rd, 2013 | BusinessWeek | IPD in the News

Brian Friedman, a Lehigh materials science engineer and former IPD student, gets accepted to Draper University of Heroes for entrepreneurship. 2013 Back to school: Develop your skills, mind, Lehigh Valley Business, August 5, 2013 Lehigh University well-known in Greater Lehigh Valley for entrepreneurship programs Princeton Review: Lehigh tops for entrepreneurs, The Morning Call, September 30, […]

UGI wraps up first year of Integrated Product Development programs at Lehigh University

June 11th, 2013 | UGI Connection | IPD in the News

Lehigh University Integrated Product Development (IPD) student teams sponsored by UGI wrapped up their first year of the program in the spring with presentations of proposals for new meter covers for UGI customers with outdoor meters. The IPD program gives students an opportunity to work on a real-world industry sponsored project. Utilizing UGI customer feedback, […]

Timely gift promotes health-related research

November 28th, 2012 | Lehigh News | IPD in the News

Charles S. Strauch ’57, ’15GP, who helped establish Lehigh’s award-winning Integrated Product Development (IPD) program, recently made a generous gift to the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science (RCEAS). Strauch, a member of Lehigh’s Engineering Advisory Council, and his wife, Nan, have committed $1 million to support the engineering college’s Facilities Renewal Initiative and the further […]

Contest to see if Lehigh Valley’s tech-savvy can hack it

March 28th, 2012 | The Morning Call | IPD in the News

While a Lehigh University student, Patrick Clasen and a couple of friends turned a passion for coral reefs into what’s now a 30-employee business that specializes in aquarium pumps and bulbs that re-create the currents, lighting and temperature of exotic locales. But, Clasen asked, how cool would it be to plug into a weather station, say […]

Entrepreneurship in the Valley: Bethlehem’s EcoTech Marine

February 28th, 2012 | Lehigh Valley Economy | IPD in the News

With its headquarters tucked in the humble town of Bethlehem, Pa., the highly successful aquarium supply company EcoTech Marine stands as an unexpected symbol of entrepreneurial success in the Lehigh Valley. With over 500 stores carrying its products in over 30 countries, EcoTech Marine was named one of Inc. 500’s fastest growing companies of 2010, earning […]

IPD students cultivate a garden – and a community

June 11th, 2011 | Lehigh News | IPD in the News

Students in Lehigh’s Integrated Product Development (IPD) capstone course spent the spring semester knee-deep in well water, potting soil and feasibility studies. It was all part of a semester-long project to come up with innovative, sustainable solutions to South Side Bethlehem’s “food insecurity” problem—a lack of fresh, healthy foods. Working alongside design arts and engineering majors, College of […]

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January 21st, 2000 | News Archive | IPD in the News