Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 4:10 PM
STEPS 101 Concourse
Because hydraulic fracturing or fracking of Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania is a major environmental controversy that gets a great deal of media coverage, it has been the ideal subject for a research and writing project in a Lehigh course called "Environment, the Public and the Mass Media." In the fall of 2012 and 2013, the students’ intense study culminated in a series of research papers, each on an aspect of the fracking controversy, written to serve as a Web guide for readers. In 2013, the students also produced short videos about their research findings. As part of their Marcellus research projects, they went on a field trip, heard from guest speakers and conducted interviews. View the results of these projects at “Drilling Down on Marcellus Shale: Insights into Fracking.”
Three Lehigh students discuss
their fracking research projects.
Farm to Fork
Lehigh University student Katelyn Armbruster spent the summer growing vegetables in the Lehigh Community Garden on the Goodman Campus. She donates her harvest to New Bethany Ministries in South Side Bethlehem. During the garden season she harvests, packs individual bags, and delivers the produce to both the food pantry and the kitchen twice a week. She’s also prepping the garden beds for fall crops.
Read more about her story here
For more images about her story here.