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Science & Technology

Felix Kim, College of Medicine

Invented at Drexel

Three biopharmaceutical startups led by Drexel University researchers are one step closer to bringing new, potentially life-saving drugs to the market.
Tyler Roach

Drexel's Tyler Roach Is Churning Out Virtual Reality Ideas

Since he first tried out a virtual reality headset, Tyler Roach has been looking for ways to help people with the latest technological advances. Whether helping doctors practice operating room habits or deaf people communicate without sign language, he’s using virtual reality to make a mark.

From left to right: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs M. Brian Blake, PhD; Yury Gogotsi, PhD, the newly installed Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor in the College of Engineering; and Giuseppe R. Palmese, PhD, interim dean and professor in the College of Engineering.

Nanomaterials Researcher Yury Gogotsi Receives $2.2M Endowed Professorship

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, the founder and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, was installed May 1 as the inaugural Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor at Drexel University.
The Orai public speaking app

The Drexel Students Who Can Fix Your Fear of Public Speaking

Danish Dhamani and Paritosh Gupta wanted to help people uncomfortable with public speaking, so they created Orai, an app that acts as a personal speech coach. Orai is a finalist this week in two notable competitions. 
The CyberDragons at the CCDC Regional Finals.

Drexel Cybersecurity Team’s First Season Marked by ‘Amazing’ Growth

In less than a year, the CyberDragons went from a team of novices to one with enough hands-on experience in defense and security to beat more seasoned competitors and prepare for life after college.

Vincent O'Leary, center, celebrates his Truman Scholarship alongside President John Fry.

Drexel’s Vincent O’Leary Receives Truman Scholarship for Environmental Science

O’Leary is the first Dragon to be named a Truman Scholar, which provides a $30,000 scholarship toward graduate school for students pursuing careers in the public sector.
water treatment workers

CDC/WHO Ebola Guidelines Could Put Sewer Workers at Risk

Research from Drexel University and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that guidelines for safe disposal of liquid waste from patients being treated for the Ebola virus might not go far enough to protect water treatment workers from being exposed. In a study recently published in the journal Water Environment Research, a group of environmental engineering researchers reports that sewer workers downstream of hospitals and treatment centers could contract Ebola via inhalation — a risk that is not currently accounted for in the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention or World Health Organization Ebola response protocol.
Drexel professor Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD, center, and doctoral student Brielle Ferguson, right, at the Society for Neuroscience's Capitol Hill Day.

Drexel Neuroscientists Go to Washington to Make Budget Requests

Doctoral student Brielle Ferguson and professor Ramesh Raghupathi participated in the Society for Neuroscience’s Capitol Hill Day last month, speaking with congressional representatives about the importance of federal funding for their research.
The lab's conference room is surrounded by glass walls in the middle of the student workstations.

New Research Labs Foster Collaboration at Drexel’s 3101 Market St.

Professors in the College of Engineering and the LeBow College of Business worked with architects to design a shared research laboratory space that would encourage collaboration between themselves and their students.
Drexel is sponsoring a block of films at the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival.

Drexel Takes Eco Education to the Movies at Philadelphia Film Festival

In search of new ways to promote awareness of the realities of climate change and global warming, Drexel faculty members have struck up a relationship with the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival. The University is sponsoring a block of local films later this month.

Drexel Is Helping the FAA Modernize Technical Training

As a core member of a new Center of Excellence focused on modernizing the training of air traffic controllers and their colleagues, Drexel researchers are doing their part to keep your flight safe and efficient.
Undergraduate design labs in 3101 Market Street.

Progress Report: Drexel’s Research Laboratory Plan Project

Many of the lab renovations in Drexel’s Research Laboratory Plan have been completed and are being used to further the University’s research efforts.