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Peter Grice.

Co-op Experience Set Course for Drexel Grad’s 45-Year Career

Fifty years ago, Pete Grice was sure he knew exactly what he wanted to do, but with the help of a co-op through Drexel, he discovered his perfect career.
twinning

Researchers Take a Closer Look at How a Material’s Behavior Changes as it Gets Smaller

To fully understand how nanomaterials behave, one must also understand the atomic-scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure and, therefore, their strength and function. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Drexel University and Georgia Tech have engineered a new way to observe and study these mechanisms and, in doing so, have revealed an interesting phenomenon in a well-known material, tungsten. The group is the first to observe atomic-level deformation twinning in body-centered cubic (BCC) tungsten nanocrystals.
Ellen Kullman, right, poses with the Engineering Leader of the Year Award and Drexel President John Fry. Photo by David Gehosky.

DuPont CEO Accepts Drexel Engineering Award

Ellen Kullman, the CEO of DuPont and chairwoman of its board of directors, was named Drexel’s 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year.
Wan Shih, PhD, a biomedical engineering professor recently granted a fellowship in the National Academy of Inventors

Curiosity Fuels Drexel Professor’s Prolific Inventing

Professor Wan Shih’s curiosity has turned into a prolific inventing career in which almost 30 patents are attached to her name, resulting in a fellowship with the National Academy of Inventors.
A student working at Dragon Hacks 2015.

Drexel Hosts, Wins Hardware Hackathon

Hosting a hackathon that utilized hardware instead of the usual software, a Drexel team using innovative controls for a drone rose above the rest.
Ellen Kullman

DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman Named Drexel's 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year

Drexel University’s College of Engineering will honor Ellen Kullman, chair of the Board and CEO of DuPont, as its 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year. Kullman, who will be recognized at a ceremony on Feb. 23, will join an esteemed group of engineering trailblazers who have received the award. 

A group of Drexel students are designing a transportation concept for Sydney, Australia as part of Disney's Imaginations contest.

Disney Internship at Stake in Design Contest

Campfire stories, high-speed trains and out-of-body experiences are all part of Drexel University students’ plan in an Imagineering contest for a Disney-themed transportation system of the future set in Sydney, Australia.
biosafety

How Long Can Ebola Survive Outside the Body?

Ebola is transmitted from person to person through bodily fluids, but Drexel researchers have found that there is not much information on how long the virus can live outside of the human body.
Drexel researchers are helping Alley Pond park in New York City join the U.S. Forest Service's Smart Forest Network, in hopes of better understanding urban ecosystems.

Drexel Helps New York City Park Plug Into Research

Researchers at Drexel are teaming with the U.S. Forest Service and New York City's Parks and Recreation Department to monitor the second-largest park in Queens to measure how pollution and the climate affect forests.
conductive clay

Shaping the Future of Energy Storage With Conductive Clay

University scientists developed an improved, efficient method of creating the MXene material first invented at Drexel which will allow for increased energy storage and open possibilities for its use.
MXene-polymer airplane

Bending -But Not Breaking- In Search of New Materials

Making a paper airplane in school used to mean trouble. Today it signals a promising discovery in materials science research that could help next-generation technology –like wearable energy storage devices- get off the ground. Researchers at Drexel University and Dalian University of Technology in China have chemically engineered a new, electrically conductive nanomaterial that is flexible enough to fold, but strong enough to support many times its own weight. They believe it can be used to improve electrical energy storage, water filtration and radiofrequency shielding in technology from portable electronics to coaxial cables.
stem cells 3D

Drexel Engineers' 3D Movie Theater Puts Microbiologists Inside the Petri Dish

For hundreds of years biologists have studied cells through the lens of a microscope. With a little help from a team of engineers at Drexel University, these scientists could soon be donning 3-D glasses in a home-theater-like lab to take their own fantastic voyage into the petri dish.