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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Expanding MXene Materials Research

Drexel University researchers are continuing to expand the capabilities and functionalities of a family of two-dimensional materials they discovered that are just a few atoms thick, but have the potential to store massive amounts of energy. Their latest achievement has pushed the materials storage capacities to new levels while also allowing for their use in flexible devices.
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Using Lasers to Measure Electron Band Gaps

Engineers working in the nanoscale will have a new tool at their disposal thanks to an international group of researchers led by Drexel University’s College of Engineering. This innovative procedure could alleviate the persistent challenge of measuring key features of electron behavior while designing the ever-shrinking components that allow cell phones, laptops and tablets to get increasingly thinner and more energy efficient.
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Society of Women Engineers Hosts Workshop for Young Girls in Tech

On July 13, the Society of Women Engineers partnered with Comcast Corp. and Tech Girlz to host its first technical workshop. Young attendees learned about podcasts and were introduced to women currently working tech-related jobs. 

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Q&A with Ibrahim Bakir: The Co-op Interrupted by a Coup

Ibrahim Bakir is a mechanical engineering student at Drexel University and an Egyptian national. For the past four months, he has been living with his parents in Cairo while completing a six-month co-op as a trainee in a Johnson & Johnson factory in 6th of October City, a suburb of Cairo.

Greg Yeutter

Student Gets Cosmopolitan Office Experience in Berlin

Greg Yeutter, who has lived in Germany since last September while studying at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, is now working on a co-op in Berlin with cloudControl, a German cloud computing company.