The Lehigh annual International Bazaar took place in a grand fashion this past Sunday. Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) was very fortunate to take part in this exhibition of cultural diversity on campus. SASE at Lehigh is a cultural and professional organization that a few of my ChE friends and I founded here. SASE focuses on professional development, networking, and leadership opportunities. SASE also develop and support programs that aid Lehigh students from all majors who are actively seeking careers. However, it’s not limited to professional skills; it also promotes Asian culture awareness around campus by having cultural related events.
SASE has been having drastic increases in number of chapters across the country, and SASE at Lehigh was founded last year to become part of this movement.
It was a pleasure to be able to spread cultural diversity across the campus. The Department of Chemical Engineering resembles great cultural diversity as well. From my personal experience, I can tell you that many of my classmate are of multicultural heritage. Such diversity within the department has brought a variety of stimulating ideas for students and faculties to learn from each other.
At the Bazaar, students representing their cultural club prepared food and drinks to sell as a way to spread their culture. SASE made delicious Mochi Ice cream and we were also selling lemon tea. It had a great turn out as the Mochi ice cream was sold out by the end of the event. Students from different countries performed beautiful cultural dances and displayed their flags. The new SASE eboard members have stepped up and took a huge role towards the success of this event. SASE expanding at a tremendous pace, and we hope to continue this growth for next year and the year after!