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Mission and Vision

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department (CBE) will equip graduates with the broad technical knowledge, real-world experience and teamwork skills required for them to have productive professional and civic lives, while conducting a nationally recognized research program whose focus is providing technical solutions for society’s challenges.

CBE’s Mission and Vision are in-line with the Drexel University Strategic Plan 2012-2017 “Transforming the Modern Urban University.” In particular the activities of the department closely support the following points in the plan.

Invest in Academic Excellence - Diverse students the world over who seek rigorous academic preparation grounded in experiential, co-op enhanced learning will recognize Drexel as the gold standard.

Intensify and Improve the Student Experience - Diverse students the world over who seek rigorous academic preparation grounded in experiential, co-op enhanced learning will recognize Drexel as the gold standard.

Enhance Drexel’s Global Impact - Our greatest challenges today-such as urban sustainability, energy, water conservation, and public health-are global, requiring comprehensive solutions, novel research, and new collaborations. Drexel’s ecosystem of global partnerships and programs will focus on carefully selected countries and international institutions to facilitate productive, mutually beneficial opportunities. Driven by faculty, alumni, and institutional connections, Drexel will partner with a series of distinguished universities and research institutes in countries including China, Israel, and Turkey, with long-term plans to include India, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and select countries in Africa.

Create an Innovation Nexus for Research, Technology Transfer, and Economic Development - Drexel faculty and students will help address global problems through engagement in experiential education, pioneering research, and mentored creative and scholarly work that achieves real-world application and impact through technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.