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Events Calendar

  • Dive-In Movie

    Saturday, September 23, 2017

    8:00 PM-10:00 PM

    Daskalakis Athletic Center Swimming Pool, Lower Level

    • Undergraduate Students

    Join Recreational Athletics & the Campus Activities Board as we host a Dive-in movie in the DAC Pool!  /  Various floating devices will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis and there will be plenty of snacks & prizes so bring your bathing suit! Want to watch the movie but not get wet? We also have viewing options from our stands!

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  • Dive-In Movie

    Saturday, September 23, 2017

    8:00 PM-11:00 PM

    Drexel Recreation Center's Pool

    • Undergraduate Students

    Come out to Drexel Recreation Center's pool on September 23rd at 8PM for a nice relaxing night in the water while watching Moana!

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  • Startup Interaction Program

    Sunday, September 24, 2017

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    Interested? Email SIPdrexel@gmail.com

    • Undergraduate Students
    • Graduate Students
    • Senior Class
    • International Students
    • LGBTQA Community

    Are you looking for an opportunity to experience startup culture firsthand? A way to experience the Baiada Institute's unique culture and be a part of a company during its crucial growth stage? Well, the Startup Interaction Program (SIP for short) offers you this and much more! SIP is a comprehensive quarter long opportunity to work with Drexel's top startups and gain crucial work experience for your co-ops and beyond! For more information or in case you are interested, send an email to sipdrexel@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  • PHS West Philly Garden Tours

    Sunday, September 24, 2017

    11:00 AM-1:00 PM

    PHS Pop-up Garden at uCity, 36th & Filbert

    • Everyone

    Join Philadelphia Horticultural Society guides on a walking tour of one of Philadelphia’s most garden-rich neighborhoods. Beginning and ending at the new PHS Pop Up Garden at uCity Square (36th & Filbert), this two-hour walking tour will explore the gardens of Powelton Village and West Powelton, some of which boast decades of history.

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  • Mandatory evening workshop for unemployed students on Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Co-op

    Beginning September 25, 2017

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    n/a

    • Undergraduate Students
    Undergraduate Co-op Students, if you are not employed by the first day of the Fall/Winter co-op cycle you will be invited to attend a required evening hour workshop. These workshops are held at the Steinbright Career Development Center and will focus on one-on -one support to further assist you with your job search.
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  • Obtain approval to search for jobs for Spring/Summer 2017-2018 Co-op Cycle

    Beginning September 25, 2017

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    n/a

    • Undergraduate Students
    Spring/Summer 2017-2018 Undergraduate Co-op Students, attend your required pre-registration or ES&P meeting with your co-op coordinator before Friday, November 3, 2017 in order to be approved for A-round.
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  • First Day of Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Undergraduate Co-op Cycle

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    n/a

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students
    First Day of Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Undergraduate Co-op Cycle
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  • Maximizing Cell Growth per Passage Using Polystyrene Ribbons

    September 25, 2017 through September 27, 2017

    11:00 AM-1:00 PM

    Bossone Research Center, Room 302, located at 32nd and Market Streets.

    • Undergraduate Students
    • Graduate Students
    • Faculty
    • Staff

    BIOMED Master's Thesis Defense

    Title:
    Maximizing Cell Growth per Passage Using Polystyrene Ribbons

    Speaker:
    Nazmiye Celik, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

    Advisors:
    Li-Hsin Han, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering, Drexel University

    Kara Spiller, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

    Abstract:
    Tissue-engineering strategies often demand a large number of stem cells and cells passaging, which is usually achieved cell expansion on a two-dimensional (2D) substrate, such as a Petri dish or culturing flask. Stem cells on these 2D systems become confluence in about one or two weeks, reaching 3 to 5-fold maximum proliferation, and must be trypsinized, detached and re-plated to continue cell expansions. However, trypsinization exposes stem cells to biochemical and biophysical stresses that are known to accelerate cell senescence, phenotype changes, and the loss of stemness. In this work, I hypothesized that a cell-expanding strategy that maximizes the folds of cell proliferation before trypsinization may promote the phenotype stability of stem cells.

    I developed a three-dimensional (3D) cell-expansion system using ribbon-shaped polystyrene, which is the same material used for making culture flasks. In contrast to traditional cell expansion, these microribbons (500 microns wide and 50 microns thick) provide a large surface area per weight to support high cell proliferation, enabling a maximum cell number per passage that is much higher than the traditional system (by more than 10 folds). Cells reaching confluence were re-suspended by trypsin following the similar protocols for the 2D cell expansion. I used human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) as a model cell type to compare the differences between the results of my 3D cell expansion and that of the 2D cell expansion. These results include the MSC proliferation rate, change of gene expression post passaging, and the capacity for MSC to differentiate into bone and fat-like cells phenotypes.

    The result of my study showed that the PS-ribbon is a novel biomaterial that provides a 3D environment for cell expansion with enabling continual cell proliferation, in the absence of the traditional cycles of trypsinization, cell detachment, and re-plating cycles. This study has shed light on a new type of cell expansion technology to enhance the quality of expanded stem cells, which may benefit the tissue engineering community as well as the biology research in general.

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  • Healthy Chef Quick Tips: Healthy for Less

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    12:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Urban Eatery located at 34th & Lancaster

    • Undergraduate Students
    • Graduate Students

    Healthy Chef Quick Tips involves simple, quick and easy healthy cooking demonstrations led by Drexel Campus Dining Chefs.  Each session shows how easy and quick it is to make food healthy and delicious, while focusing on one simple approach to healthy cooking.  The Drexel Campus Dining Registered Dietitian will also provide a quick nutrition summary to set the stage, provide basic nutrition information, and answer questions.  This event will focus on cooking healthy on a budget, and will feature two recipes to sample.

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  • BEACHELL/KEYSPOT at the Dornsife Center

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    12:00 PM-5:00 PM

    The Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships 3509 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone

    KEYSPOT is a free computer lab offering assistance with job search, career development, technology training, & adult education programs.

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