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Melvin Mathew, a doctoral candidate in the College of Engineering, spoke at the recent Festival of Nations, which he helped put together as president of Drexel's International Graduate Student Association.

A Q&A With the President of Drexel’s International Graduate Student Association

Doctoral candidate Melvin Mathew, the president of the International Graduate Student Association, discussed how the organization welcomes international Dragons to campus.

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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. 

The Actors Gymnasium performs “Marie and Phil: A Circus Love Letter” (2015). Nico Añón is the bottom left performer. Photo courtesy of The Actors Gymnasium.

This Drexel Student is Reaching New Heights

For many, the circus is just entertainment. For Nico Añón, a Drexel University freshman studying mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, the circus is home.

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. 
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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. 
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Drexel's Microswimmer Robots Can Work Together — And Apart

Drexel University researchers, led by MinJun Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, have successfully pulled off a feat that both sci-fi fans and Michael Phelps could appreciate. Using a rotating magnetic field they show how multiple chains of microscopic magnetic bead-based robots can link up to reach impressive speeds swimming through a liquid. Their finding is the latest step toward using the so-called “microswimmers” to deliver medicine and perform surgery inside the body.

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Drexel and Army Research Lab Forge a Partnership

Drexel University researchers will now have the opportunity to work alongside scientists from the Army Research Lab — the Army's central laboratory. The institutions recently signed an agreement that formally connects Drexel as an ARL "open campus" for research. With this agreement, the University strives to engage a diverse and wide-ranging network of faculty in collaborative efforts with ARL entities.

 

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Drexel Research Helps Bacteria-Powered Microrobots Plot a Course

A team of engineers at Drexel University recently published research on a method for using electric fields to help tiny bio-robots propelled by flagellated bacteria navigate around obstacles in a fluid environment. These microrobots could one day be used for building microscopic devices or even delivering medication at the cellular level.

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Bioprinting Stem Cell 'Building Blocks'

Using a special designed extrusion printer he created to squeeze out a mixture of hydrogel and stem cells, Wei Sun, PhD, Albert Soffa chair professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, is making strides toward rapid prototyping the building blocks of life. His process, which was recently published in Biofabrication gives scientists a head start at growing living three-dimensional tissues and could one day be used to create micro-organs for research purposes.

Alpha Centauri is the bright yellowish star seen at the middle left, one of the "Pointers" to the star at the top of the Southern Cross. Photo courtesy Claus Madsen (ESO),

Drexel Icarus Interstellar Sets Sights on Local Starship Congress—and Interstellar Travel

The members of Drexel's Icarus Interstellar chapter are making their way towards travel in outer space. But first, they want to reach other national universities.
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Microscale 'Transformer' Robots Joining Forces to Clear Blocked Arteries

Swarms of microscopic, magnetic, robotic beads could be scrubbing in next to the world’s top vascular surgeons—all taking aim at blocked arteries.
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DoE Taps Drexel to Reduce Water Use in Power Plant Cooling

Recent drought conditions in California have focused attention on the nation’s need to protect its water supply. As a result, the U.S. Department of Energy is looking for a better way to cool off some of the country’s 7,304 power plants—99 percent of which are water-cooled. With DoE support, researchers from the College of Engineer are developing technology that can cool plants with wax instead of water.