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Experiential Learning

Drexel Students Deliver a Weekly Dose of Fun at CHOP

In “Story Medicine,” one of Drexel’s several community-based learning courses, students visit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to perform shows based on scripts they write, giving the young patients in their audience a joyous break from the norm.

Peace Engineering

Teaching Engineers How to Build Peace

Drexel and PeaceTech Lab, a nonprofit organization headquartered at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., have created a master’s degree for engineers who want to contribute to the prevention of crises around the world. It launches this fall.

cybersecurity

Drexel Named Center of Academic Excellence For Cybersecurity Education

Drexel University has distinguished itself as one of the top institutions for cybersecurity education in the nation, according to the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. This month, the NSA and DHS recertified the university as Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Drexel’s remains the first cybersecurity program in Philadelphia to receive this distinction and joins just over 200 programs in the nation that have earned the certification for “contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure.”
Drexel President John Fry, right, with Saxbys CEO Nick Bayer.

At Second Saxbys Café, Experiential Learning Finds a New Home

Saxbys opened its second student-run coffee shop on campus this week in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, making the company’s relationship with the Drexel community even stronger.
Exterior of Saxbys cafe at the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

Saxbys Opens Second Cafe on Drexel's Campus Run Completely By Students

Saxbys Chief Executive Officer and Founder Nick Bayer will join Drexel University President John Fry to commemorate the opening of a second cafe on Drexel’s campus. Opening its doors on June 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the new Saxbys is the company’s second cafe at Drexel and the third in the nation exclusively operated under student supervision as part of Saxbys’ Experiential Learning Program.

Ashleigh Jugan lets a pangolin go.

Protecting the World’s Most Trafficked Animal While on Co-op

What’s a pangolin? And why is Ashleigh Jugan in Vietnam working to keep them safe from hunters? DrexelNow asked the fourth-year environmental sciences major about that and more in a Q&A about a highly unusual co-op. 
Westphal Senior Fashion Show

Structured Silhouettes, Vibrant Colors and Manipulated Fabrics Walk the Runway at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show
 

Romanticism, mythological creatures, the Taj Mahal and engineered infrastructure were the inspiration for a handful of Drexel student designers whose collections will be featured in Drexel Universitys Annual Fashion Show on Saturday, June 10, presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

Students attempt to negotiate a climate change agreement.

Drexel Students Try to Negotiate a Climate Change Accord

Three-dozen Drexel students role-played as global climate officials during a recent classroom exercise, working together to hash out a plan to address the changing environment. Over the course of nearly three hours of negotiations, they developed an agreement to reduce climate change and learned just how challenging such an endeavor can be. 
Goldman Sachs' New York headquarters.

A Finance Student Flourishes at Goldman Sachs After Changing His Path

Calvin Kim transferred to Drexel University in 2015 after realizing the pre-dentistry path he was on didn’t match his passions. Now studying finance and fresh off a successful co-op at Goldman Sachs, he’s ready for whatever comes next.
Drexel professor Cheri Brooks, center, alongside Courtney Boyd, left, and John Pace.

Ex-Inmates Visit Drexel University Class on Crime and Justice

Professor Cheri Brooks brought to class a pair of recently released men who were given mandatory sentences of life without parole as teenagers, inviting a discussion on crime, punishment, retribution and rehabilitation.
Drexel student Alex Norcross, right, alongside NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski.

Learning the Ins and Outs of Social Media on a Co-op With Comcast

Alex Norcross made the most out of his co-op with Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia by switching into a social media role and gaining valuable experience with audience engagement. Along the way, he learned the importance of timing and preparation. 
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The Beauty of the Drexel Co-op Highlighted in Annual Photo Contest

The winners of the annual Steinbright Co-op Photo Contest were recently announced, showcasing the best views of the Drexel co-op that the students had to offer.