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Drexel Researchers First to Detect Air Quality Effects of Natural Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale Region

May 21, 2015

A team led by environmental engineers from Drexel University are the first independent researchers to take a closer look at the air quality effects of natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. The group used a mobile air quality monitoring vehicle to survey regional air quality and pollutant emissions at 13 sites including wells, drilling rigs, compressor stations and processing areas. Their work establishes baseline measurements for this relatively new area of extraction.... Read More »


Engineering To Offer Courses for ‘Renaissance People’

May 13, 2015

When thinking about the new slate of engineering courses, the term “Renaissance man” comes to Bruce Eisenstein’s mind.

“Philosophically, we’ve all heard the phrase, ‘Renaissance man.’ At the time of the Renaissance, someone like Leonardo Da Vinci could know everything there was to know,” said Eisenstein, PhD, vice dean of the College of Engineering. “He knew arts, he knew science, he knew medicine — he knew everything.”... Read More »


Department of Chemical Engineering Hosts First Women’s Panel Discussion

May 08, 2015

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, the Department of Chemical Engineering and the AIChE Drexel Student Chapter hosted a “Women in Chemical Engineering” panel discussion. Approximately 60 alumnae and students attended the panel event sponsored by the Drexel University Alumni Office and The Dow Chemical Company. ... Read More »


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A team led by environmental engineers from Drexel University are the first independent researchers to take a closer look at the air quality effects of natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. The group used a mobile air quality monitoring vehicle to survey regional air quality and pollutant emissions at 13 sites including wells, drilling rigs, compressor stations and processing areas. Their work establishes baseline measurements for this relatively new area of extraction.

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