18 episodes

Rossin Connection is a podcast about all things Lehigh engineering, and comes to you from the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University. It’s a show for students, alumni, faculty, and staff—current, former, and future—and for anyone interested in the many creative ways that engineers are solving the world’s problems.

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Rossin Connection is a podcast about all things Lehigh engineering, and comes to you from the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University. It’s a show for students, alumni, faculty, and staff—current, former, and future—and for anyone interested in the many creative ways that engineers are solving the world’s problems.

    "You are valued."

    "You are valued."

    When Hannah Dailey says she feels like she's been at Lehigh her whole life, she means it. She did her undergrad in mechanical engineering here, came back for her master's and PhD, and today she’s an assistant professor specializing in medical devices. In this episode, she talks about her journey from "terrified" transfer student to entrepreneur to helping surgeons improve patient care. She also talks about the efforts to get more female students and faculty into mechanical engineering, and the one thing she thinks everyone needs to hear.
    Rossin Connection is hosted and produced by Christine Fennessy, with support from the Dean’s office at the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.

    • 36 min
    Coffee and Cosmetics

    Coffee and Cosmetics

    How can we get more students interested in chemical engineering? Ask the students. The result of that somewhat novel approach is a new course called Coffee and Cosmetics: Engineering of Consumer Products.  In this episode, Professor James Gilchrist shares the origin story of the class, the unique role of its creators, and how for the first time in his teaching career, Gilchrist wasn’t the expert in the room.

    The episode begins with Gilchrist telling the origin story of his own interest in chemical engineering, what his research means for the lay consumer, and what’s so fascinating (really!) about how paint dries.

    Rossin Connection is hosted and produced by Christine Fennessy, with support from the Dean's office at the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.

    Talk with us @RossinPodcast.

    • 29 min
    How engineers treat disease

    How engineers treat disease

    Anand Ramamurthi is the new professor and chair of Lehigh's bioengineering department. In this episode, he talks about his research journey, and how an early fascination with the human body led to the realization that engineers can play a significant role in treating disease.

    Rossin Connection is hosted and produced by Christine Fennessy, with support from the Dean's office at the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.

    Talk with us @RossinPodcast.

    • 26 min
    Solving life’s "What if...?" problems

    Solving life’s "What if...?" problems

    Matt Bilsky is a Lehigh alum and an entrepreneur. Growing up, he was constantly building and inventing things, and that creator mindset helped him not only design his own PhD program, but start two companies focused on solving those “Wouldn’t it be nice if...?” situations. Here’s the story of how a K’NEX kid became a problem-solving CEO—and what startup life sounds like in the era of COVID-19.

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    Rossin Connection is hosted and produced by Christine Fennessy, with support from the Dean's office at the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.

    Talk with us @RossinPodcast.

    • 19 min
    Can cartilage be regrown?

    Can cartilage be regrown?

    Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time. It’s the most common form of arthritis, and it affects more than 31 million Americans. Lesley Chow recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for her work on a technique that may someday help cartilage regrow. In this episode, Lesley talks about the role of cartilage in the body, why injuries to it can be so devastating, the novel approach her lab is taking to rebuild it, and why she’s so invested in helping others avoid living in pain. 
    Lesley is the Frank Hook Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
    Rossin Connection is hosted and produced by Christine Fennessy, with support from the Dean’s office at the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.
     Talk with us @RossinPodcast.

    • 31 min
    The Astronaut, Part 2

    The Astronaut, Part 2

    This is the second half of our interview with professor of practice, Terry Hart. It begins in 1978, just after Hart was selected from 8,000 applicants to be one of 35 astronauts known as Group 8, the first to include African Americans, Asian Americans, and women.

    Hart talks about training for his historic 1984 mission to space, why weightlessness was initially pretty awful, and about the one failure NASA didn’t anticipate. He also explains why he left the astronaut corps, his view on the future of space exploration, and why he calls being named Lehigh University's commencement speaker for the 2020 class, “the honor of my life.”

    Hart is a professor of practice in the department of mechanical engineering and mechanics at the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University.

    Rossin Connection is hosted and produced by Christine Fennessy.

    • 44 min

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The Astronaut, Part 1 is wonderfully educational. I’m already excited about Part 2. Great work!

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