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Message from the Associate Dean

Kevin Scoles
Dr. Kevin Scoles

April 15, 2020

Welcome back to your studies! Here we are, more than a week in, and despite the unusual format, you are hopefully settling into a routine. Even with an extra week between terms, our preparation for a remote spring term just flew by. We are all getting accustomed to so many new things -- Zoom, Collaborate, MS Teams, Pass/Fail grading, a Virtual Rec Center, being away from campus and friends, being ill or caring for someone who is. I feel assured that our Drexel engineers are fast learners, good planners, and caring and supportive of their teams and social circles. Carry that with you until we can all be back on campus together again.

Like you, many faculty are participating in a remote environment for the first time. They have turned on a dime to preserve the learning outcomes and as much of a face-to-face feel as possible. Some faculty have made a special effort to show the connection between engineering and the pandemic. Dr. Marino changed the focus of Intro to Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing from design of museum educational exhibits to working on design for portable ventilators. Dr. Haas created a brand new course, Coronavirus & Engineering, to show how engineers can contribute to the study of this virus and to solutions. See some of what our engineering faculty have been doing to contribute. We may be virtual, but the College is here to support you in all the same ways. Advising, ACE, our Engineering Learning Communities, faculty office hours, and more have moved online. Please know that our advisors are dedicated to helping you with course choices and co-op and pass/fail questions.

Let’s all keep in touch as the term goes along. We’ll get through this together.

Dr. Kevin Scoles
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Affairs

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