Michael J. Berger, a 2008 graduate of Palmerton Area High School and senior at Lehigh University, was recently nominated to the David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event was held on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem on March 20.

The Research Symposium, held each spring, showcases the abilities of students from all disciplines of engineering. The student engineers, nominated by their departments, use the opportunity to explain the complexity of their work and answer questions from faculty, fellow students and the general public.

Michael and his partner, Ross Kaplan, received the nomination due to their work on a wireless electric dog leash.

In addition to graduating in May, Michael serves as the secretary of the Lehigh Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers organization. He is also currently working as a field test intern for Intel Corporation.