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Two Weeks Remain to See First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifact Highlights from Drexel’s Collections

Only two weeks remain to see works of art and archival artifacts from around Drexel, displayed together for the first time in the University's history.

Drexel at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.

Monkey Film Premieres in U.S., Encourages Biodiversity Protection in African Nation

Turtle biologists with digital SLR cameras may be on the verge of something extraordinary: Empowering a nation to save endangered monkeys and the idyllic island ecosystem they call home. The very unusual nature documentary the biologists produced will have its U.S. premiere at Drexel University on April 15.
Dr. Ted Daeschler

Fossil Fish Brings Broader Understanding of 'Fish-Eat-Fish' World

Scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have described another new lobe-finned fossil fish species from the same time and place in the Canadian Arctic as the famous precursor to limbed animals, Tiktaalik roseae, which they discovered several years ago.

nerve research March 2013

Making Axons Branch and Grow to Help Nerve Regeneration After Injury

Drexel researchers are a step closer to understanding how nerve cells are repaired at their farthest reaches after injury. Their findings were recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Dr. Clyde Goulden (far left) discusses climate change with Mongolian students. Credit: Dr. Bazartseren Boldgiv

Academy Scientists Receive Top Honors for Long-Term Research and Training Initiatives in Mongolia

Dr. Clyde Goulden, a pioneering ecologist and director of the Asia Center of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, has devoted his life to studying climate change and how it is affecting Mongolian herders and the pristine 2-million-year-old Lake Hövsgöl. His efforts have now been recognized with Mongolia’s highest award to foreigners, the Order of the Polar Star. In a separate honor, Dr. Jon Gelhaus, Academy curator of entomology and professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has received the Kublai Khan medal for his scientific achievements in Mongolia.

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'The Real Evidential Stuff': Students Explore Academy Collections in New Environmental Science Course

A new course for freshmen this winter term showcases one of the most fundamental components of biology and environmental science: natural history collections.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

STEM Career Days to Inspire Philadelphia Public School Students at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Philadelphia public middle-school students and their teachers will be able to interact with scientists from FMC Corporation and explore learning and career opportunities in science and math thanks to a grant from the Philadelphia-based chemical company, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University announced today.

Researchers Describe the Physical Forces Underlying Sickle Cell Disease

Researchers at Drexel University have identified the physical forces in red blood cells and blood vessels underlying the painful symptoms of sickle cell disease. Their experiment, the first to answer a scientific question about sickle cell disease using microfluidics engineering methods, may help future researchers better determine who is at greatest risk of harm from the disease. They report their findings in Cell Press’s Biophysical Journal today.
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Philadelphia Educators to Discuss Innovations in STEM Education

Drexel University’s School of Education will host the second event in the Critical Conversations in Urban Education lecture series on Monday, October 22, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. A panel of teachers and principals will explore the innovative work of educators in Philadelphia schools, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
Dr. Douglas J. Futuyma, distinguished professor of ecology and evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook

Academy of Natural Sciences Joseph Leidy Award Goes to a Stony Brook Evolutionary Biologist

A leading evolutionary biologist whose textbooks on evolution are widely read by college students around the country will receive the prestigious Joseph Leidy Award, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University announced today.

Academy Celebrates Bugs in August With Nature's Assassins and Bug Fest

Dozens of live deadly scorpions, notorious black widow spiders, and giant centipedes will be on special display throughout August, as the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University celebrates its Bicentennial with bug month. The creepy crawly experience really ratchets up Aug. 11 and 12 with the 5th annual Bug Fest celebration.