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Science & Technology

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins runs around the team's training facility with a group of Young Dragons.

Young Dragons Take Flight With an Eagle at 'STEAM' Camp

On the final day of the two-week, STEAM-focused section of a Drexel-run summer camp, a group of Young Dragons took to the Philadelphia Eagles’ weight room and practice fields to learn what goes into making their favorite team soar.
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Editors Without Borders Work Across Disciplines at Drexel

Graduate students in the Department of Communication reached across disciplinary borders to help graduate students in Drexel’s science and engineering programs.
Malaria Parasite

Study Finds Malaria Parasite is a Fine-Tuned Machine

Scientists discovered two thirds of the parasite's genome are essential for survival, identifying many potential new drug targets to investigate.
Peace Engineering

Teaching Engineers How to Build Peace

Drexel and PeaceTech Lab, a nonprofit organization headquartered at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., have created a master’s degree for engineers who want to contribute to the prevention of crises around the world. It launches this fall.

battery charging

Entering the Fast Lane — MXene Electrodes Push Charging Rate Limits in Energy Storage

Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds? Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering can, and they took a big step toward making it a reality with their recent work unveiling of a new battery electrode design in the journal Nature Energy
cybersecurity

Drexel Named Center of Academic Excellence For Cybersecurity Education

Drexel University has distinguished itself as one of the top institutions for cybersecurity education in the nation, according to the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. This month, the NSA and DHS recertified the university as Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Drexel’s remains the first cybersecurity program in Philadelphia to receive this distinction and joins just over 200 programs in the nation that have earned the certification for “contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure.”
Ashleigh Jugan lets a pangolin go.

Protecting the World’s Most Trafficked Animal While on Co-op

What’s a pangolin? And why is Ashleigh Jugan in Vietnam working to keep them safe from hunters? DrexelNow asked the fourth-year environmental sciences major about that and more in a Q&A about a highly unusual co-op. 
White-eared ground sparrow

Birds of All Feathers Work Together to Hunt When Army Ants March

When army ants move out, a new Drexel University study found that, instead of chasing each other away, birds work together to follow the column and hunt the insects that marching ants scare out of hiding.
The Ballistic Curtain Cordon System team.

The Drexel-Designed Device Aimed at Fixing an Epidemic

In an effort to limit the damage done by mass shootings, a team of Dragons drew on their military experience to design a bulletproof curtain that could help save lives. 
tech transfer

Milken Institute Ranks Drexel University in Top 20 for Tech Transfer

The Milken Institute, an independent economic think tank, recently released a ranking of schools based on their technology commercialization. Drexel University was ranked 46th out of 225 universities across the country.
Petri dish with yeast colonies that survived DNA breakage by Rad52-guided inverse RNA strand exchange (Credit: Georgia Tech)

Repairing Broken DNA

A College of Medicine study reveals an unexpected function of the homologous recombination protein Rad52 and may help to identify new therapeutic targets for cancer.
Gulf War

Searching for Clues to Treat Gulf War Illness

Scientists shed light on the neurological consequences of exposure to low-levels of nerve agents and suggest a drug that could treat some of the toxins’ neurological effects.