Five @ Five Lecture Series

Five @ Five Lecture Series

The Five @ Five Lecture Series features five one-and-a-half-hour lectures on a given subject in order to provide an in-depth look at the topic. This educational program highlights the research and talent of Penn State Lehigh Valley faculty members, and is open to the community.

Spring 2018 Lecture Topic

The Lehigh Valley's Love for the Automobile

David K. Whitlock, automotive industry consultant and volunteer with the America on Wheels Museum in Allentown, presents our spring lecture series, "The Lehigh Valley's Love for the Automobile." In this five part series we'll explore the past, present, and future of the automobile and car culture in and around the Lehigh Valley. 


March 22: The Valley's history with motorsport icons and auto industry heavyweights

April 5: Mack Truck's history in the Lehigh Valley

April 12: Our modern day obsession with car culture 

April 19: Preserving automotive history for future generations

April 26: The future of driving, or not driving: Autonomous vehicles and mobility in the Lehigh Valley

Schedule & Cost


Lectures will be held from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on the following Thursday evenings: March 22 to April 26 (no class March 29). 


$59 per person, $89 for two people of the same household.

Registration is required for all of these lifetime learning opportunities.
Contact Andrea Tessier at 610-285-5026 or