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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.

Getting up close and personal with the animal armor of an armadillo with the Academy of Natural Sciences at Philly Materials Day 2018.

Building Connections at Philly Materials Science & Engineering Day

Each year, Drexel University hosts Philly Materials Science & Engineering Day to engage local K-12 students in a day of workshops and hands-on demonstrations related to materials science and engineering.

  Back row, left to right: Dean Cohen, Amy Gottsegen, Kelly Weissberger (Associate Director, CSD), Ashleigh Jugan, Nicholas Barber, Vincent O’Leary, Provost Blake, Riki McDaniel, Ian Nichols, Caitlin Walczyk, Sam Buczek, Meredith Wooten (Director, CSD), Dean Van Bockstaele, Martha Meiers (Program Coordinator, CSD). Front row, left to right: Caitlin Cooper, Ana Monastero, Jacob Baron, Dylan O’Donoghue, Marina D’souza, Gabrielle Salib, Emily Coyle (Fellowships Advisor, CSD). Photo credit Jordan Stein.

Meet the Drexel Dragons up for the Biggest Awards This Year

Drexel University’s Center for Scholar Development recently hosted an event to recognize the hard work and initiative taken by those students who applied for major fellowships this year.
smoke detector

A High(er)-Definition Nose — Drexel's MXene Material Could Improve Sensors That Sniff

Sensors that sniff out chemicals in the air to warn us about everything from fires to carbon monoxide to drunk drivers to explosive devices hidden in luggage have improved so much that they can even detect diseases on a person’s breath. Researchers from Drexel University and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have made a discovery that could make our best “chemical noses” even more sensitive.
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'Chemical Net' Could Be Key to Capturing Pure Hydrogen

Hydrogen is one of the most abundant elements on Earth and an exceptionally clean fuel source. While it is making its way into the fuel cells of electric cars, busses and heavy equipment, its widespread use is hampered by the expensive gas-separation process required to produce pure hydrogen. But that process could soon become more efficient and cost-effective thanks to a discovery by an international team of researchers, led in the U.S. by Drexel University. The group has uncovered exceptionally efficient gas separation properties in a nanomaterial called MXene that could be incorporated into the membranes used to purify hydrogen.

Employee Spotlight: Timothy Kurzweg, Advocate for Undergraduate Education

After transitioning from the College of Engineering into the Office of the Provost through a fellowship program, Timothy Kurzweg is ready to support undergraduate students across Drexel University in the pursuit of success.


Top Drexel Stories of 2017

2017 was a big year for Drexel University, which made strides in research and developments that could impact all of our futures.
The four College of Engineering faculty members with a collective 210 years of working at Drexel. From left to right: Peter Herczfeld, PhD; Joseph Mullin, PhD; Edwin Gerber, PhD; and Eli Fromm, PhD.

Drexel’s 2017 Service Recognition, By the Numbers

Drexel University honored over 700 faculty and professional staff at its annual service recognition luncheon, including some Dragons with noteworthy work anniversaries.
Drexel faculty, panelists and Peace Corps representatives at the "Girl Rising" screening held on Drexel's University City Campus. From left to right: Kapil Dandekar, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering; Chief Operating Officer for the Peace Corps Erin Gibbs; College of Engineering's Interim Dean Giuseppe Palmese; panelist Marie Chevrier, PhD; Sheila Crowley, Peace Corps CEO; College of Engineering Director of Graduate Programs Sherry Levin; Patrick McGettigan, a Peace Corps regional recruiter; and Mira Olson, an associate professor in the College of Engineering.

Drexel's College of Engineering Teams Up With The Peace Corps

Drexel University’s College of Engineering signed a partnership with the Peace Corps to establish the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, which offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
A photo of Nina Henderson Provost M. Brian Blake, PhD, used to promote the Instagram contest in which students submitted photos of their favorite unique study spots on campus.

The Best Non-Study Places to Study on Drexel’s Campus

Nina Henderson Provost M. Brian Blake, PhD, held a contest on Instagram to encourage students to post a photo of the most creative study spaces on Drexel’s campus.

NSA Professionals Score College Creds at Drexel 

For more than half a century, students in training to become experts in numerous fields at the National Security Agency have participated in rigorous training at the National Cryptologic School — learning everything from foreign languages to codebreaking. Today the school with the classified curriculum is expanding its coursework to keep students ahead of the latest technological threats by partnering with Drexel University to offer them the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in cybersecurity. 

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Named to Foster Student Achievement

Timothy P. Kurzweg, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering, was recently named vice provost for undergraduate education.