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Community Engagement

Beyond education and research, CCI aims to connect to its community both within the Philadelphia community and beyond. Through various programs, labs, and individual work by students, alumni, faculty, and staff, the College maintains relationships with various philanthropic and non-profit organizations, provides outreach services, and makes available educational opportunities and services to residents from underprivileged areas.

CCI's community-focused initiatives include:

The Institute for Healthcare Informatics
Through the IHI, researchers seek more effective ways to leverage technology to improve patient care. The connectivity created by the IHI has played a role at the 11th Street Family Health Services Center of Drexel University, a state-of-the-art, nurse-managed health center providing area residents with a transdisciplinary model of care. This facility is unique in its approach to providing quality healthcare, providing patients treatment for their ailments, as well as addressing lifestyle issues that can affect health throughout their lifecycles.

The Math Forum @ Drexel
Researchers at CCI conduct research and provide support to the Math Forum in the field of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. The Math Forum is  the leading online resource for improving math learning, teaching, and communication since 1992.

Robot Springboard Technology Camp
Robot Springboard Technology Camp is a one week camp for middle school girls who will be in grades 6 to 9 in the coming school year.

REThink at Drexel University
Drexel's REThink Project, a Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Site in Engineering and Computer Science for Big Data, Machine Learning and CS Principles, is a summer research institute in computer science for STEM high school teachers and 2-year college faculty in the City of Philadelphia and Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.