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How Are Viruses Helping Water Blow Off Steam?

March 25, 2015

Legions of viruses that infect the leaves of tobacco plants could be the key to making power plants safer, heating and cooling of buildings more efficient, and electronics more powerful. These tiny protein bundles, which were once a threat to a staple cash crop of the nascent United States in the 1800s, are now helping researchers like Drexel University’s Matthew McCarthy, PhD, better understand and enhance the processes of boiling and condensation.... Read More »


Drexel University to Host 10th Annual Underwater Robotics 2015 SeaPerch Competition

March 25, 2015

On April 24 and 25, 2015, Drexel University’s Daskalakis Athletic Center pool will once again be home to more than 1000 middle and high school students competing against each other in a robotics challenge. The underwater robotics competition, known as the Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge, is an annual regional qualifying competition that sends its winners on to the National SeaPerch Competition which will take place at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in May.... Read More »


Concrete Canoe Team Prepares for Annual Competition

March 20, 2015

Drexel’s Concrete Canoe team is making waves again this year. The team has been busy preparing for another regional competition. The annual ASCE Mid-Atlantic Concrete Canoe competition will be hosted by Penn State University, University Park on April 10 – 12, 2015.... Read More »


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 Loco Robo

If Pramod Abichandani succeeds, swarms of tiny robots will invade grade school classrooms throughout the Philadelphia area. While he’s far from an evil genius, Abichandani did have a wild idea a few years ago about how to implement a low-cost STEM curriculum based around robotics and coding. And with the help of his little, robotic sidekicks, he might just make it happen.

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