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CoAS Alumni Mingle at 2010 Philadelphia Auto Show

By Jacob Harte
Photo by Imani Nia Rutledge

February 21, 2010 — A diverse group of Drexel alumni gathered on Wednesday February 3, 2010 for an evening at the Philadelphia International Auto Show, hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Drexel University Alumni Association. The evening began with a reception at Maggioano’s restaurant and was followed by a discussion with CoAS faculty members, Dr. R. Andrew Hicks and Dr. Maria Schultheis. Dr. Hicks discussed his work in developing an automobile side-view mirror that eliminates blind spots, while Dr. Schultheis explained some of her recent research involving the dangers of texting while driving, including what she considers to be “the perfect storm of distractions.” After the presentations, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, the group headed to the Auto Show where they mingled among an array of 2011 vehicles from Chevys to Aston Martins, as well as vintage cars dating back to 1907.

Dean At 2010 Auto Show
Advisory Board member, Janice Giannini, and Dean Donna Murasko pose by an Aston Martin

Please visit Dr. Hicks' website to find out more information on his research in optical design. For more information on Dr. Schultheis' research, please visit the Applied Neuro-Technologies website.

CoAS alumni event information is available at the Alumni Relations website.


Jacob Harte graduated in June of 2010 with a B.A. in English.


Imani Nia Rutledge graduated in June of 2011 with a M.P.H. in Public Health, concentrating on Community Health and Prevention.

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