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Graduate student Nancy Volpe Berlinger collaborated with a scientist to create colorful, shape-shifting garments that reflect the ever-changing nature of the immune system.

Research on the Runway: Drexel Fashion Designers Team Up with Scientists for Descience Competition

Eight students and alumni from Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design are among 61 fashion designers who were chosen to participate in the first-ever Descience Fashion Competition. The national competition matches designers with scientists to create garments that reflect scientific advances. The competition will culminate with a fashion show featuring the collaborative creations at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Monday, Sept. 29.

Drexel Team Unveils Supermassive Dinosaur Dreadnoughtus

A Drexel-led team has described a new dinosaur species with the most complete skeleton ever found of one of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth. At 85 feet (26 m) long and weighing about 65 tons (59,300 kg) in life, Dreadnoughtus schrani is the largest land animal for which a body mass can be accurately calculated.

Start Talking Science Philadelphia 2014

Drexel Professor Creates Start Talking Science Event

Philadelphians will soon get their newest opportunity to meet local scientists and learn about exciting advances in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the region, through an event created by a Drexel professor, called “Start Talking Science.”
A northern pine snake near the edge of an asphalt road in New Jersey. Credit: Dane Ward

Roadside Research from the New Jersey Pinelands and Coast to Coast

Three doctoral students from Drexel's Laboratory of Pinelands Research are presenting their work with northern pine snakes and the Pine Barrens gentian at the Ecological Society of America meeting, after doing some new roadside research during their cross-country drive to Sacramento.
View of a highway from the driver's seat

Do People with Autism Struggle with Driving? First Study Asks Autistic Adults about Real-World Driving Experiences

In the first pilot study asking adults on the autism spectrum about their experiences with driving, researchers at Drexel University found significant differences in self-reported driving behaviors and perceptions of driving ability in comparison to non-autistic adults. 

Dyeing a dress

Clothing Designs Based on Cancer Cells? Competition Combines Fashion, Science

Arielle Gogh never expected to find inspiration in the color of cancer tumor cells. But as a competitor in the first-ever Descience national fashion competition, the fashion design student uses scientific research to create a runway-ready outfit that promotes scientific discovery and fashion inspiration. 


In the Drexel team's experiments, flies died after an average of 5.8 days when consuming a diet of the sweetener erythritol.

You Catch (and Kill) More Flies with This Sweetener

In a study that began as a sixth-grade science fair project, researchers at Drexel University have found that a popular non-nutritive sweetener, erythritol, may be an effective and human-safe insecticide. Erythritol, the main component of the sweetener Truvia®, was toxic to fruit flies in the Drexel team’s study.

Students participate in a science lab course in Drexel's Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

STEM Teaching Innovation, Mentoring at Drexel to Expand with HHMI Grant for Improving Retention

Drexel University has been awarded funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) of $1.2 million over five years to implement strategies intended to increase the retention of undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors. 
A high-resolution digital image of the face of Kryptoglanis shajii

A Tiny, Toothy Catfish with Bulldog Snout Defies Classification

Kryptoglanis shajii is a strange fish — and the closer scientists look, the stranger it gets. This small subterranean catfish sees the light of day and human observers only rarely, when it turns up in springs, wells and flooded rice paddies in the Western Ghats mountain region of Kerala, India. Scientists at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have recently provided a detailed description of this fish's bizarre bone structures.

Drexel's New iPad App Teaches Physics Concepts Using Artifacts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

“Physics at the Art Museum” is a new iPad app that teaches users about the physics behind art works in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The  mobile iPad app is now available for download, free of charge, from Apple’s App Store. It will also be available through the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s website, www.philamuseum.org.
Academy scientists and a Drexel student 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

Academy Gets $3.2M Grant to Protect Drinking Water

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will coordinate and oversee ecological monitoring projects by more than 40 national and regional environmental organizations in eight designated geographic areas in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware.

Carol Collier Joins Academy of Natural Sciences as Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy

Carol R. Collier, an experienced leader in regional watershed management and planning, has joined the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University as its Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy. Collier recently retired as Executive Director of the Delaware River Basin Commission, a position she held for more than 15 years.