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A Soft Solution to the Hard Problem of Energy Storage

Recently published research from Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, shows a new technique for manipulating two-dimensional materials that allows them to be shaped into films of a practically usable thickness, while maintaining the properties that make them exceptional candidates for use in supercapacitor electrodes. 

 
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'Non-Smoking' Doesn't Mean Smoke-Free — Drexel Study Finds Third-Hand Smoke Spreads Inside

Despite decades of indoor smoking bans and restrictions, new research from Drexel University suggests the toxins we’ve been trying to keep out are still finding their way into the air inside. Findings by a group of environmental engineers show that third-hand smoke, the chemical residue from cigarette smoke that attaches to anything and anyone in the vicinity of a smoke cloud, can make its way into the air and circulate through buildings where no one is smoking.
2017 commencement.

Drexel University's 2018 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

More than a dozen respected speakers will address Drexel Dragons at various college- and school-level ceremonies, as well as at a University-wide event.
One child had the opportunity to touch and feel a real-life dinosaur fossil at the Academy of Natural Sciences during Drexel's Inspire a Child to Dream event.

Little Dragons Inspired to Dream — and Create, and Play — at Annual Event

At 2018’s annual Inspire a Child to Dream Day, the children of Drexel faculty and staff came to campus for a special day of activities.
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Drexel Joins Philadelphia's Weeklong Celebration of Science

Students, faculty and staff from around the University will be participating in the Philadelphia Science Festival starting this weekend. The annual celebration of science is a week full of fun and learning for all ages, culminating with a carnival on the Ben Franklin Parkway on Saturday, April 28.
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.

Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Winter 2018

Check out what Drexel University faculty and staff accomplished during the winter term.
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Briefly Noted: Campus News From Winter 2018

Here’s a list of important dates and deadlines that Drexel faculty and professional staff should be aware of going forward.
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Hollywood Legend M. Night Shyamalan to Address Drexel’s Class of 2018

Hollywood legend M. Night Shyamalan will address the class of 2018 at Drexel’s University-wide commencement ceremony on June 15 at Citizens Bank Park. The director, producer, screenwriter and actor — whose breakout hit, “The Sixth Sense,” appeared nearly 20 years ago — is known for filming and setting his movies in and around Philadelphia, hiring locally and utilizing area vendors, and showcasing some of the region’s best-loved attractions and locales.

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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. 

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Sharon L. Walker Appointed Dean of the College of Engineering

Sharon L. Walker, PhD, a Yale-trained chemical and environmental engineer, will begin as dean of Drexel University's College of Engineering in the fall of 2018.
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.