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Drexel to Host Pennsylvania's Center For Advanced Fabric Manufacturing Innovation

The Department of Defense’s effort to bring America to the forefront of textile technology manufacturing and innovation is gaining a strategic foothold in the region. Drexel University, in collaboration with DoD-supported Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), is establishing a statewide center that will help companies, entrepreneurs and innovators take their advanced-textile concepts from prototype to product and prepare America’s workforce for the quality jobs this growing sector is generating. Called the “Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center,” this statewide resource is the first hub located outside of AFFOA’s home state of Massachusetts. It will be part of a national network intended to lower the barrier to commercialization for functional fabrics, resulting in advanced textiles that do things like see, hear, sense, communicate, generate and store energy. 
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Brandywine Realty Trust Breaks Ground on Drexel Square, the First Project of $3.5B Schuylkill Yards Innovation Community

Brandywine Realty Trust, in partnership with Drexel University, broke ground today on Phase I construction of the mixed-use, master-planned Schuylkill Yards development in University City. The first phase of the $3.5 billion, multi-year project will enhance the public realm by creating a 1.3-acre community park at the corner of 30th and Market Streets to be known as Drexel Square, followed by the reimagination of the former Bulletin Building, and the development of two towers at 3003 JFK Boulevard and 3025 JFK Boulevard.
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Drexel Team Eyes Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

Drexel University is preparing to field its first intercollegiate team in cybersecurity. A dozen students have been in training since the summer, coached by professionals from Susquehanna International Group, LLC, to ready themselves for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition—a national contest that pits students against hackers and a variety of digital dilemmas they might face in the cybersecurity field. Drexel and SIG are partnering to enter a team in the competition for the first time. 
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Drexel Researchers Will Be Able to Tap Into Trove of Census Data as Part of Philadelphia’s First Federal Statistical Research Data Center

Starting in 2017, researchers from around the university will have the opportunity to access the nation’s highest-quality Census data for analysis of U.S. economy and public policy issues as a partner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania and Penn State University in a new Federal Statistical Research Data Center that will be located in Philadelphia.

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30th Street Station District Plan Unveiled, Will Transform Area Around Iconic Station

Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University, PennDOT and SEPTA unveiled the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan and announced the initiation of several follow-on projects to improve the immediate station area and catalyze future development throughout the District.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Schuylkill Yards

The announcement of a landmark partnership between Drexel and Brandywine Realty Trust to develop a 14-acre district called Schuylkill Yards on long-underutilized land adjacent to 30th Street Station inspired headlines, conversation, pride — and also questions. DrexelNow spoke with Keith Orris, Drexel’s senior vice president for corporate relations and economic development, about what this long-term project means for the Drexel community right now.
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Drexel and Brandywine Realty Trust Partner on “Schuylkill Yards” Innovation Development

Drexel and Brandywine Realty Trust made history as they announced their partnership and unveiled plans for Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Yards innovation development, a 14-acre master planned community. Initial phases of the projected 20-year development plan will consist of 5 million gross square feet of mixed-use real estate on a 10-acre site next to Drexel’s main campus and adjacent to Amtrak’s 30th Street Station and Brandywine’s Cira Centre.
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Open House on 30th Street Station District Plan March 16

Amtrak, Drexel, and its partners will hold an open house to review the 30th Street Station District Plan. The development of this Draft District Plan brings the 30th Street Station community one step closer to the final District Plan, which will present a vision for the 30th Street Station District for the next 25 years and beyond.

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Amtrak, Drexel and Partners Host Open House on 30th Street Station District Plan

Amtrak, Drexel and their partners in the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan will host an open house next week to provide an update on the project and solicit community input. The event is an opportunity for interested parties to review refined ideas, interact with the project team, ask questions and contribute to the process.

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Four Drexel Teams Receive Awards in Michelin Connected Mobility Challenge

Drexel University and Michelin North America have announced the winner of the Connected Mobility Challenge, a six-week competition to identify innovative solutions with the potential to impact people and their mobility and change the transportation industry.  

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Looking East: Drexel Welcomes First Tenants to New Space on 30th-Street Side of Innovation Neighborhood

The Innovation Neighborhood, a real estate corridor stretching west from 30th Street Station, between Market Street and JFK Boulevard, envisioned in Drexel University’s master plan as an area that will be transformed into a sector for burgeoning science, technology and biomedical companies, is welcoming its first tenant at One Drexel Plaza — a new space at the Neighborhood’s eastern entrance. A local real estate development company, called PHL Next Stage Med, is setting up shop in a newly renovated, 20,800-square-foot space owned by the University at 3001 Market St.  
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Drexel and Michelin North American Partner in Connected Mobility Challenge

Drexel announced a new collaboration with Michelin North America to help find and develop new technologies that have the potential to impact people and their mobility, and change the transportation industry.