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Evelyn Netsky Award: Most Saleable Senior Collection — Margaret Heil.

Check Out Some of Drexel’s 2015 Senior Projects

Drexel seniors were especially creative this year when creating and completing projects that encompassed everything they've learned during their studies.
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Federal Aviation Administration Taps Drexel to Join Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research Team

Even if you haven’t had a packaged dropped off via Amazon Prime Air or watched some amazing aerial video footage from a drone-cam, chances are you’ve seen one of those zippy, remote-controlled fliers categorized as “unmanned aircraft systems.” Their growing prevalence in the skies, along with an industry push to fly them higher and farther, is forcing the Federal Aviation Administration to expand its regulatory purview. As a way of addressing technical issues critical to safe and successful integration of unmanned aircrafts into the nation’s airspace, the FAA announced the establishment of a National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Drexel University is one of several core research institutions that will be part of the Center, led by Mississippi State University, alongside dozens of associate research, commercial and government partners.
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What Can Brain-Controlled Prosthetics Tell Us About The Brain?

The ceremonial opening kick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil, which was performed—with the help of a brain-controlled exo-skeleton—by a local teen who had been paralyzed from the waste down due to a spinal cord injury, was a seminal moment for the area of neuroscience that strives to connect the brain with functional prosthetics. The public display was a representative of thousands of such neuroprosthetic advances in recent years, and the tens of years of brain research and technological development that have gone into them. And while this display was quite an achievement in its own right, a Drexel University biomedical engineer working at the leading edge of the field contends that these devices are also opening a new portal for researchers to understand how the brain functions. 


Grad student Michael Dodds throws for the win in the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway contest. Photo credit: Dr Pepper.

Grad Student Scores Big With $100,000 Tuition Prize

Mike Dodds will always remember the halftime show during the 2014 ACC Championship football game. The $100,000 tuition prize he won during the program on live national television will help him for the rest of his life.
North America: Ted Daeschler (second from right) with his team on Ellesmere Island.

Spanning the Globe: Drexel Research Reaches Around the World in 2014

Where in the world have Drexel professors conducted research in 2014? The answer: all seven continents.
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Drexel Biomedical Engineers to Help Upgrade Brain Injury Detection Device Used by Navy and Marines

A team of researchers from Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems has been called on to help upgrade a handheld brain scanning device used by the military to assess injuries in the field. InfraScan, Inc., a Philadelphia-based medical technology firm specializing in brain injury diagnostics, will be working with the group of biomedical engineers for the next three years to improve Infrascanner™ -a tool that saves lives by detecting severe head injuries.
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Wound Healing Technology Receives Patent

Wound healing technology developed at Drexel University is one step closer to becoming a tool for medical caregivers. Eqalix, Inc., a Northern Virginia regenerative medicine device company, recently received patent protection for a protein-based nanofiber scaffold technology invented by Drexel researchers.
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The Nobel Prize Winner and His Wine: Grad Student Learns Lessons in Germany

Earlier this summer, John Lee listened as the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics gave a speech to a group of aspiring scientists. But what was the physicist perhaps most proud of? The wine he makes as a hobby.

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Research 'Dream Teams' Emerge From Drexel's Partnership With CHOP, Hebrew University

Two newly announced “dream teams” of researchers will shape innovative solutions to address unmet pediatric medical needs, as part of Drexel's new research partnership with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Drexel Neuroscientist Joins DARPA Project to Restore Memory Function to People with Brain Injuries

Joshua Jacobs, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems is a key contributor in a multi-center $22.5 million, four-year effort to develop technologies for using brain stimulation to help people recover their ability to encode and retrieve memories. 

Josa Hanzlik

International Fellowship Proves Invaluable for One Graduate Student

Josa Hanzlik spends her days looking at images of human tibia bones, or reading articles about bone ingrowth and orthopedic implants. Those are things she could do in Philadelphia. But instead she's doing them in the Netherlands, and she says she's better for it.

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Style Meets Engineering in Drexel's Smart Fabric Belly Band

Tummy snugging maternity wear could soon be giving expecting parents peace of mind in addition to stylishly securing waistlines. Researchers at Drexel University are combining fashion design with wireless technology to produce a belly band that will be able to monitor uterine contractions and fetal heart rate in real time.