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Imagination. Innovation. Impact.

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Graduate co-ops provide master’s students with first-hand experience in specialized fields to advance engineering careers.

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PhD researchers engage in advancing solutions to today’s most pressing societal challenges.

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Experiential learning as early as freshman year 

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Leaders in practical and use-inspired research

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P. Isaac Quelly's DragonsTeach Experience

May 22, 2017

As a freshman, P. Isaac Quelly ’19 was struggling with the calculus concept of limits. But then a faculty visitor to his engineering class gave students a mini, hands-on project: Find a shape that maximizes the surface area of a wad of modeling clay. Like that, limits made sense.

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A Recipe For Concrete That Can Withstand Road Salt Deterioration

May 22, 2017

Yaghoob Farnam, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering and director of the Advanced and Sustainable Infrastructure Materials Research Group, created a method for using fly ash, slag and silica fume — leftovers from coal furnaces and the smelting process — in a new concrete mix that is more durable because it doesn’t react with road salt.

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Society for Women Engineering Named "Student Organization of the Year"

May 16, 2017

Drexel University's Society for Women Engineering (SWE) has been named the "BOLD Student Organization of the Year Award" at Drexel's Student Life Impact Awards last Thursday.

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Spotlight on Research

2D Mxene spotlight

It’s been just over five years since researchers in Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering reported on a new, two-dimensional material composed of titanium and carbon atoms. Their creation, dubbed MXene, which is, cleverly, both chemical shorthand for the material and a homonym of Maxine, is now the focus of research at dozens of partner institutions from countries spanning every continent but Antarctica.

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