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Experiential Learning

Students participate in a demonstration during last year's Philly Materials Day.

At Philly Materials Day, Drexel Aims to Inspire

The seventh annual event, set for Feb. 4 in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center, will offer visitors hands-on demonstrations and workshops to stimulate curiosity about materials science and engineering.
Saint Lucifer Jalapeno Spice

Drexel’s Food Lab Gets Spicy with New Collaboration

 

St. Lucifer Foods Co. LLC. headed by two Philadelphia-based culinary entrepreneurs, created their company’s first spice blend with a broad goal to make anything it seasoned, taste better. Creators Ted Ebert and Tom Hewell aimed to portray ‘The Glory of Hot’ – and their masterful blend of garlic, salt, vinegar and fiery habanero peppers, achieved just that. But, as a single spice blend, getting adequate space on the grocery shelves became a problem. To build out their spice family, they turned to students in The Drexel Food Lab and Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management to turn up the imagination, testing and creation process of their second spice blend.

Gina Lerman alongside Bumblebee from the Transformers movies

A Future-Focused Co-op Finding New Toy Stories

What will toys look like in five years? Westphal senior Gina Lerman took a glimpse at the future of play during a six-month co-op with toy designer Hasbro.
cyber defense

Drexel Team Eyes Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

Drexel University is preparing to field its first intercollegiate team in cybersecurity. A dozen students have been in training since the summer, coached by professionals from Susquehanna International Group, LLC, to ready themselves for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition—a national contest that pits students against hackers and a variety of digital dilemmas they might face in the cybersecurity field. Drexel and SIG are partnering to enter a team in the competition for the first time. 
Coding

Goodwin College Adds Coding and Web Development Academy to Continuing Education Offerings

Stand out in the ever-changing work landscape with practical web development experience from Drexel University’s Scale Academy. Scale, a new coding and web development offering within the Goodwin College of Professional Studies – will arm students with the knowledge needed to expand their expertise in web development.

 
Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa. is part of Crozer-Keystone Health System.

Crozer-Chester to Become Drexel's Regional Medical Campus

Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Delaware County will serve as a regional medical campus for Drexel University College of Medicine, beginning July 2017.
trainer

Drexel Partners With Up2Us Sports to Help Veterans Become Youth Coaches
 

This fall, Marcedes Kennedy will be the first military veteran to pursue a master’s degree in Sport Coaching Leadership in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management. As part of a new partnership with the non-profit organization, Up2Us Sports, called Operation Coach, she will immediately put her coaching leadership skills to the test as a mentor to Philadelphia children who are hitting the courts and the books with a local program called SquashSmarts. The partnership aims to help veterans work their way into coaching and community building while getting a degree.

College of Arts and Sciences student Alli Spiller enjoyed eating cinnamon buns, a popular national treat, while on co-op in Sweden.

Making the Most of Drexel Connections and Swedish Culture

Psychology student Alli Spiller recently returned from a research co-op in Sweden that she created using Drexel connections and financial support.
College of Arts and Sciences student Greta Jusyte interned with the Philadelphia Host Committee to help put on the Democratic National Convention.

Drexel Dragon Helps Bring Democratic Delegates to Philadelphia

Political science and international area studies double major Greta Jusyte lent a hand in putting on the Democratic National Convention through an internship with the Philadelphia Host Committee.

Spitfire Grill

Philly as Gilead: Drexel Students Reunite Cast, Creator For 15th Anniversary of 'The Spitfire Grill'

A musical about second chances is getting one of its own this summer when students from Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design bring a theatrical stage reading of “The Spitfire Grill” to Philadelphia. The James Valcq and Fred Alley musical, adapted from the 1996 film starring Ellen Burstyn and Marcia Gay Harden, had the misfortune of opening in New York four days before the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. Though its moment in the Big Apple was not to be, “The Spitfire Grill” and Valcq have had a loyal following, including Drexel professor Brannon Wiles who, along with his Entertainment Arts Management students, are putting together a musical reading of the show that will reunite many of the original cast members. Valcq himself will direct the performances, which will be held at The Caplan Studio Theater on South Broad Street from June 3-5, in honor of the 15th anniversary of the show’s debut.
This year's co-op award winners are pictured. Bottom row left to right: Lynn Gotuaco, Conchita Taylor, Chau Dang, Angelique Giannascoli and Sarah Griggs. Back row left to right: Sandra Petri, Arvid Roach and Brandon Katz.

Celebrating the Best of Drexel’s Historic Co-op Program in 2016

Drexel’s annual Cooperative Education Awards honored outstanding co-op students and employers alike.
The conference room at Drucker & Scaccetti's Center City office features a painting of Drexel's campus. Employees of all levels, including interns, are Drexel Dragons.

Who’s Hiring? Drucker & Scaccetti

Philadelphia accounting firm Drucker & Scaccetti hires Drexel co-ops on a special winter/spring co-op cycle, rewarding them handsomely with hands-on intensive experience and a generous salary. Another benefit: lots of free catered meals during tax season.