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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.

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.

Drexel end of year

The Best of Drexel: Looking Back on an Eventful 2012

As the Drexel community prepares to usher in 2013, we take a look back at some of the University’s top news items from 2012.

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First Fossil Dig Day Ends with Ancient Sea Turtle Fossil Discovery

Tri-state area residents came out in droves on Saturday, October 13 for the first Fossil Dig Day at Dr. Kenneth Lacovara’s world-class paleontological site in nearby Mantua Township, N.J.

3D Printed Robotic Dinosaurs

Robotic Dinosaurs On the Way for Next-Gen Paleontology with 3-D Printing

Researchers are bringing the latest technological advancements in 3-D printing to the study of ancient life. Using scale models of real fossils, for the first time, they will be able to test hypotheses about how dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals moved and lived in their environments.

Academy-Paleopalooza-Festival

Paleopalooza, an annual two-day festival of gigantic proportions, will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19.

Drexel Team Unearths Ancient Fossils

This past summer, Drexel and Academy of Natural Science paleontologists discovered numerous marine fossils at a dig site in Sewell, N.J., including sea turtles, crocodiles, other reptiles, and fish.