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Experiential Learning

The students outside of Norway's Halden prison.

A Life-Changing Visit to a Revolutionary Scandinavian Prison

For 10 days last winter, a small group of Drexel students toured prisons and courthouses in Norway and Sweden to learn how a focus on restoration and rehabilitation creates a radically different criminal justice system.
Kim DelPorte works with a student at Drexel's Summer Literacy Camp.

Drexel’s Student-Run Summer Reading Camp Gives Kids a Boost

Graduate and undergraduate students in Drexel’s School of Education are working together to deliver a four-week literacy crash course to elementary students in Philadelphia.

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins runs around the team's training facility with a group of Young Dragons.

Young Dragons Take Flight With an Eagle at 'STEAM' Camp

On the final day of the two-week, STEAM-focused section of a Drexel-run summer camp, a group of Young Dragons took to the Philadelphia Eagles’ weight room and practice fields to learn what goes into making their favorite team soar.

Drexel Unveils Experiential Edge Winter Enrollment Program 

Drexel University’s Office of the Provost has announced a new winter enrollment program called Experiential Edge that will begin in fall 2018. 

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.


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.