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Science & Technology

Cooper

Q&A: Scott Cooper, President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences’ new president started in December.

The gorilla diorama, which originally opened in 1938. Photo courtesy the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Hidden Treasures: Refreshing the Dioramas at the Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences is cleaning two of its popular dioramas for the first time since they were installed in the 1930s.
Ticks

Drexel to Co-Host Lyme Disease Conference

To address gaps in Lyme disease diagnostics and treatment, College of Medicine microbiologists are bringing together researchers, physicians and patient advocates.

Mario

The Little Engineer That Could

Mario Scotto Di Vetta is using his co-op opportunities to travel around the country and dig up some dirt on his future career opportunities. 

Dichty

The Good, The Bad and The Dicty

The entirely student-driven research course called “Dictyostelium” allows Drexel students to participate and contribute to actual research that will be published without the usual brisk time constraints of a research lab.
Sci Fest

Science for the Community

Drexel students join with other university students and industry professionals to help promote science among the youth of the Philadelphia area.

Sharon L. Walker, PhD.

Sharon L. Walker Appointed Dean of the College of Engineering

Sharon L. Walker, PhD, a Yale-trained chemical and environmental engineer, will begin as dean of Drexel University's College of Engineering in the fall of 2018.
Getting up close and personal with the animal armor of an armadillo with the Academy of Natural Sciences at Philly Materials Day 2018.

Building Connections at Philly Materials Science & Engineering Day

Each year, Drexel University hosts Philly Materials Science & Engineering Day to engage local K-12 students in a day of workshops and hands-on demonstrations related to materials science and engineering.

A turtle ant on a branch with another type of smaller bug

Without 46 Million Year-Old Bacteria, Turtle Ants Would Need More Bite And Less Armor

Socially transmitted, nitrogen-providing microbes have opened a new ecological frontier for herbivorous turtle ants.
plasma science

Drexel to Establish NSF Plasma Research and Development Center with Michigan and George Washington

With support from the National Science Foundation, researchers from Drexel University, the University of Michigan and George Washington University will work with interested companies to uncover new ways to use high-pressure plasma technology. 
Asclepias syriaca with flowers

Plants Evolve Away from Obsolete Defenses When Attacked by Immune Herbivores, Study Shows

A new study shows that plants can evolve out of their obsolete defense mechanisms when facing an immune enemy, an illustration of the “defense de-escalation” evolution theory.
facebook

Just Putting it Out There — How #MeToo, Awareness Months and Facebook Are Helping Us Heal

If we have learned anything on social media in 2017 it’s that everything isn’t okay. Far from it. But we are finally starting to talk about it — according to researchers at Drexel University who study our relationships with social network sites. Their latest work, an examination of how and why women decide to disclose pregnancy loss on Facebook, sheds light on a shift in our social media behavior that is making it easier for people to come forward and share their painful, personal and often stigmatized stories.