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All News tagged "civil engineering"

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How Two Men Helped Rid the U.S. of Typhoid: A Q&A With Drexel Alumnus Michael McGuire

If you grew up in the United States or any developed country during the past century, you probably didn’t spend much time worrying about typhoid fever. And for that, you can thank physician John L. Leal and sanitary engineer George Warren Fuller.

Drexel Concrete Canoe team

Students pour themselves into Concrete Canoe competition

How tough is it to build a functional canoe out of concrete? Ask the members of the Drexel concrete canoe team, a group of engineering students that puts in hours and hours of work before a competition each spring.

OUT for Work

Steinbright Goes All Out For LGBTQ Job Seekers

Steinbright Career Development Center this year partnered with OUT for Work, a national certification program to help enhance LGBTQ career resources for students in higher education.

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Building Collapse experts

Green Roof Javits Center

In what is estimated to be one of the largest green retrofitting projects in U.S. history, a makeover of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is underway in New York City. The cost of the transformation is on the order of $463 million. While the effects that the green technology will have on the massive convention center and its surrounding environment are not yet known, they will, however, be closely monitored by a team of engineers from Drexel University and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Sabrina Spatari

NEWBIO partnership

Could fields of perennial switchgrass and willow be the key to America’s energy independence? The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to know and Drexel University’s Dr. Sabrina Spatari, an assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, is trying to provide some answers in a complicated series of hypotheticals that could determine the nation’s path toward finding a substitute for oil.

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Drexel Researchers Investigate Impact of Biowall

Just how effective is the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building’s “biowall” at air purification? A team of Drexel researchers—and their students—are working to find the answer.

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Sandy damage imaging

Images of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy have captured the immense power of what many experts have termed a “superstorm.” These snapshots and videos might not tell the whole story, however. A group of Drexel University engineers are now trying to give rescue and recovery workers a better picture of the storm’s damages that can’t be seen by the naked eye.

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Montalto CWA 40th Anniversary

Drexel Engineering Receives Obama Singh grant

An educational initiative, jointly funded by India and the United States, has paired Drexel University with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi to create a resource for assessing the human health risks of microbial contamination.

Engineering Students Represent Drexel at National EPA Competition

Can liquid waste discharge from landfills actually be turned into a valuable fuel source? A group of students from Drexel Universitys College of Engineering are presenting this possibility as part of a sustainability design competition hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency that could earn them a $90,000 grant.