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Left to right, Paul Kaczmarczik, Paul Michael Kaczmarczik and Mike Kaczmarczik pose with Nobel Laureate and 13th Kaczmarczik Lecture speaker William D. Phillips at the 2008 event.

Employee Spotlight: The Kaczmarczik Family

Since the 1940s, a member of the Kaczmarczik family has studied, taught or worked on campus. Three generations of Kaczmarcziks have accumulated over 80 years of combined educational and professional experience at Drexel.

 

Sleeping under the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Sasquatch Selfies and Other Adult Overnight Wonders at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Forget the sleepovers you had as a kid. This adult version gets you up close and personal with some of the weirdest parts of the Academy’s extensive collection, all in the comfort of your pajamas.
The Drexel Naturalists' Association pictured on an excursion in Wissahickon Valley Park.

Celebrate the Great Outdoors with the Drexel Naturalists’ Association

Now that spring has sprung, students can better appreciate nature in and outside of the city with the Drexel Naturalists’ Association.
President John A. Fry presents his strategic plan at the Queen Lane Campus

President Fry’s Second and Third Town Halls Highlight the Importance of Communication

In town hall meetings at Drexel’s Center City and Queen Lane campuses, President John A. Fry said communication between colleges sparked the successes of the past year and detailed how it will be even more important in the years to come.
A photo of scientists working in the Delaware river watershed. Photo by Arielle Webster.

Delaware River Watershed Grants to Fund 4 Projects by Drexel Researchers

Four research teams at Drexel University will be joining in the scientific work of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative through a series of funds administered by the Academy of Natural Sciences and financially supported by the William Penn Foundation.
East fork of the Bear River, one of the study sites.

Un-Muddying Waters: Drexel Researchers Studying Climate Change in Mongolian, U.S. Rivers

As a part of a National Science Foundation macroecology study spanning two continents, a team of researchers from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will compare river systems in grassland areas of Asia and North America to see how they function and how human activity, including the effects of climate change alters that.
A pair of Ceuthophilus crickets.

Surface-Going Cave Crickets Actually More Isolated Than Cave-Dwelling Cousins

Although other studies on cave-dwelling creatures have found that animals that spend all of their lives in the dark of caves are more likely to be genetically isolated, a recent study on two groups of crickets found the opposite.
Tuya and Clyde Goulden administering a survey about perceptions of climate change with a nomadic herder named Nyamochir in Mongolia. Photo by Lkhagva Ariuntsetseg.

Academy of Natural Sciences Researcher Proves Mongolian Herders Right in Climate Research

When it comes to climate change, serious issues can sometimes hide behind walls of data. In talking to nomadic herders in Mongolia, the Academy of Natural Sciences’ Clyde Goulden was able to confirm their feelings that they were experiencing a significant increase in short, intense rainstorms that threaten the herders’ way of life.
Professor Youngmoo Kim, director of Drexel’s ExCITe Center, singing with the TONICs

A Cappella for Academics: The TONICs join Drexel’s TrebleMakers at the Academy

Celebrate 25 years of a cappella with colleagues from the Academy of Natural Sciences and the ExCITe Center at a special concert on March 5. 

The Sundolyra latebrosa specimen photographed for scale.

Academy of Natural Sciences Discovered Life Around the World in 2015

From elusive, rare fish to the potential key to the evolution of river-based plants, scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University played a significant role in adding to the rolls of known species this year.
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University scientists collect algae and examine the rocks and water depth in Manatawny Creek as part of the Delaware Watershed Conservation Program. Photo Credit: John Strickler/The Mercury.

$5 Million in Grants to Fund Academy of Natural Sciences Research into Delaware River Watershed

With the grant, researchers will research questions surrounding the river's watershed, which serves as drinking water for approximately 15 million people.
A depiction of Dimetrodon with the section of jaw that is now fossilized and a part of the Academy’s collection highlighted. Drawing by Danielle Dufault of the Royal Ontario Museum.

A Dimetrodon By Any Other Name

A unique fossil in the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University’s collection continues to fuel important paleontological discoveries more than a century after it came into to the museum.