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Academy's Women in Natural Sciences Program Wins White House Mentoring Award

The Women in Natural Sciences Program at the Academy of Natural Sciences has received the highest national mentoring award bestowed by the White House and the National Science Foundation (NSF), which comes with $10,000 to support its role in inspiring high school girls to pursue careers in STEM.
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President Fry’s Contract Extended to Lead Drexel Into the Next Decade

At a recent meeting, the Board of Trustees extended President John Fry’s contract through 2023.
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25 Years of Fossil Collecting Yields Clearest Picture Yet of Extinct 12-Foot Aquatic Predator

More than two decades of exploration at a Pennsylvania fossil site have given Academy of Natural Sciences paleontologists their best idea of how a giant, prehistoric predator would have looked and behaved.
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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Malaria-Carrying Parasites Spread More When They Can Jump Into Multiple Birds - Study

A study out of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University found that blood parasites that cause malaria spread more widely if they can use many different kinds of birds as hosts. But even those "generalist" parasites are limited.
Betsy Payne teachers WINS I students about oyster dissection.

WINS Program Celebrates 35 Years of Opportunity 

The Women in Natural Sciences program at the Academy of Natural Sciences introduces Philadelphia-area high school girls to STEM-focused interactive learning and careers.

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Q&A: Scott Cooper, President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences’ new president started in December.

The gorilla diorama, which originally opened in 1938. Photo courtesy the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Hidden Treasures: Refreshing the Dioramas at the Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences is cleaning two of its popular dioramas for the first time since they were installed in the 1930s.
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Spring Term: What's on Tap

Spring term on Drexel’s campus is coming up and it’s bursting with fun events, important deadlines and ways to get involved on campus.

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Grad Students Have a Roaring Good Time at Dino Dance Masquerade

The Graduate Student Association recently hosted its annual masquerade at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
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Plants Evolve Away from Obsolete Defenses When Attacked by Immune Herbivores, Study Shows

A new study shows that plants can evolve out of their obsolete defense mechanisms when facing an immune enemy, an illustration of the “defense de-escalation” evolution theory.
The complex sport of rat hockey was on display for all to see at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Hockey with Rats, Curling with Turtles: It's Animal Olympics Week at the Academy

To celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics, the Academy of Natural Sciences is hosting its own “Academy Winter Games” for its athletically inclined animals.