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Experiential Learning

The Drexel Collection.

The Drexel Collection Showcases Its ‘Practical & Cultural’ Uses

Throughout Drexel’s 125 years, the institution’s art collections have been used to supplement classes in various programs. A new exhibit from The Drexel Collection shows how and why the practice has been continued through today.
Alexandra Pickens on her co-op at a public school in India.

How to Make the Most of Your Drexel Co-op

The co-op is an essential part of a typical Drexel education, but the process can raise a lot of questions. DrexelNow sought the advice of four co-op veterans, who weighed in with tips on the interview process, overcoming hurdles and leaving employers with a good impression.
Aja Sor speaks at a press conference announcing a $1.2 million grant for the DragonsTeach Middle Years program.

DragonsTeach Middle Years Opens Doors for Philly and Drexel Students Alike

With the help of a $1.2 million grant, the School of Education is rolling out a new program designed to meet Philadelphia’s need for middle school teachers by giving Drexel students a teaching certificate alongside their degree of choice.
Philadelphia School Partnership presented a $1.2 million grant to Drexel University to launch a residency-based teacher certification program called Dragons Teach Middle Years (DTMY).

Drexel Launches “Dragons Teach Middle Years” Teacher Training Program 
 

Supported by a $1.2 million grant from the Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP), Drexel University’s School of Education will create a new pipeline of dual-certified, Middle-Years teachers, trained specifically for the challenges of Philadelphia classrooms. 

Drexel criminology student Alli Scott.

A Criminology Student Ready to Turn Theory Into Practice

Drexel senior Alli Scott’s classroom and field experience has her set for a career as a crime analyst where she can focus on the root of the problems facing high-crime neighborhoods. But her post-graduation plans don’t stop there — she sees a nonprofit in her future.
Vincent O'Leary on the Schuylkill River as part of the "Project Footpath" course.

In the Classroom and on the River Banks, Passing on a Love for Science

Vincent O’Leary is using his time at Drexel to get others interested in science, whether that means teaching elementary school students about physics or helping launch a class to explore urban ecology and environmental science.
Peter Ngo ready for work at Renji Hospital.

West Meets East on an Enlightening Medical Co-op in China

Drexel biology student Peter Ngo gained a new perspective on the relationship between Western and Eastern medicine during his six-month co-op shadowing nurses and physicians in Shanghai.
One of Philadelphia's many murals.

Painting With a Purpose on a Mural Arts Co-op

Drexel senior Darian Ehya’s graphic design internship with one of the country’s largest public art organizations gave him a front-row seat to witness what goes into making murals with a social mission.
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.