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Rube Goldberg device

Students Shooting for World-Record Rube Goldberg Machine

What does a machine with more than 400 steps look like? You can find out during the Philadelphia Science Festival.

How-To Meets High-Tech In Drexel Engineers' Award-Winning Graphic

The team of Drexel University engineers who came up with a way to knit an energy storage device have now been recognized by the National Science Foundation for their skill in showing how they did it.
Students with blocks

Math Comes Alive With Blocks, Videos and More For Philadelphia Youths at Drexel Challenge

It was a problem involving building blocks, tough enough to stump doctoral students. But Philadelphia high- and middle-school students tackled it admirably at a challenge presented by Drexel's Math Forum last week.

Stephen Cox

After Years Helping Minority Students Succeed in Math and Science, Drexel Leader Receiving Honor

Stephen Cox believes that all students can succeed, if given the opportunity. But he's had no trouble finding people who disagree.

A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment

Drexel Opens A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment

Drexel University is opening a new research institute that will strive to answer some of the most challenging questions about energy and environmental sustainability facing the nation today.

Stars in space

This Drexel Student Group Wants to Go on a Field Trip, and You Won't Believe How Far

Damien Turchi and his colleagues aim to boldly go way, way farther than anyone has gone before — no matter that they're still students at Drexel.

Lab Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

A team of students from Drexel's College of Engineering, led by Alexander J. Moseson, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College and director of the Sustainable Engineering and Entrepreneurship for Development (SEED) Lab are among the latest recipients of a Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Grand Challenge Explorations initiative, which funds innovative global health and development research, will help the team continue its work to create transformative farming tools for female smallhold farmers in Thailand.

solar panel

Drexel and Penn Team Exploring New Paradigm For Solar Cell Construction

For solar panels, wringing every drop of energy from as many photons as possible is imperative.  This goal has sent chemistry, materials science and electronic engineering researchers on a quest to boost the energy-absorption efficiency of photovoltaic devices, but existing techniques are now running up against limits set by the laws of physics. 

Justin Mathew

GSA President Justin Mathew Juggles Leadership Role with Life as Grad Student

At least one time, Justin Mathew's dual role has forced him to sprint through Drexel hallways from one job to another. But it's worth it, he says, to break out of the graduate-student bubble, and help others to do the same.

Community members help build the garden.

Drexel Helps Community Garden Spring Up in Mantua

What was once a vacant lot in West Philadelphia’s Mantua neighborhood is now a vegetable-filled garden, thanks in part to Drexel. And with more help from the University, the site may be transformed even further in the future.

Drexel Concrete Canoe team

Students pour themselves into Concrete Canoe competition

How tough is it to build a functional canoe out of concrete? Ask the members of the Drexel concrete canoe team, a group of engineering students that puts in hours and hours of work before a competition each spring.

MXene layers

Researchers Uncovering More and More Possibilities for MXenes

About three years after discovering a new two-dimensional material just one atom thick, Drexel researchers are finding more capabilities for the sheets they’ve dubbed “MXenes.” Possibilities include the storage of huge amounts of energy and use in flexible, wearable devices.