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Seed Projects 2019

 

2019 Seed Project Selections

The following projects have been reviewed by the ExCITe Center and selected by the Seed Reviewers to be funded for 2019.

 

Transdisciplinary Research  

 

  • "Virtual Reality Clinical Simulation (VRCS) Lab to enhance nursing education and practice"

    Project Statement
    To develop and establish a virtual reality (VR) lab that will be used to complement the well-established simulation learning lab used for training health professionals.

    Project Team 

    Dr. Carol Okupniak
    Director of Education Enhancement and Simulation
    Asst. Professor, CNHP

    Dr. Arun Ramakrishnan
    Engineer and VR Designer, CNHP

 

 

  • "Polythiophene Polymer-Based Conductive Fabric Process for Smart Textile Applications"

    Project Statement
    This proposed project seeks support for initial material costs, equipment access, and tooling development necessary to formulate, characterize, and utilize a conductive polythiophene polymer for smart textile applications.

    Project Team

    Dr. Lunal Khuon
    Associate Professor COE - ECE

    Dr. Haifeng Ji
    Professor COAS - Chemistry


 

Civic Engagement


  • "Piloting Health Assessment Curriculum among West Philadelphia Youth to Build Civic Engagement Self-Efficacy"

    Project Statement
    The proposed project will support an interdisciplinary team of Drexel graduate students to pilot a health impact assessment curriculum among West Philadelphia youth, and assess youth satisfaction and short-term impacts of the curriculum on civic engagement and research self-efficacy.

    Project Team

    Dr. Amy Carroll-Scott
    Asst. Professor CPH

    Dr Andrew Zitcer
    Asst. Professor COMAD

    Dr. Brenda Mitchell
    CEO of Management Environmental Technologies Inc.




  • "Parallax Podcast"

    Project Statement
    Launch a podcast that builds an inclusive local innovation-ecosystem by engaging artists, scientists, designers, engineers, researchers, makers, futurists, entrepreneurs, activists, community stakeholders, and policy-makers in Philadelphia to collectively envision a more inclusive and equitable future for the City of Philadelphia.

    Project Team

    Dr. Helene Furjan
    Adjunct Professor COMAD - Interior Architecture

    Lee Nentwig
    Journalist and Podcast Producer, AL DÍA
    Parallax, Co-Founder

    Dr. Nicole Koltik
    Asst. Professor COMAD - Interior Architecture

 

 

 

 

  • "Sharing Excess - Food Recovery with Drexel Students"

    Project Statement
    If we could recover the sixty-three million tons of edible food that is wasted each year, we could end hunger four times over in the United States.

    Project Team

    Evan Ehlers
    Founder and Executive Direct of Sharing Excess

    Chris Hampton
    Co-Founder and Distribution Coordinator of Sharing Excess





Dr. Carol Okupniak
Director of Education Enhancement and Simulation
Asst. Professor, CNHP

Dr. Arun Ramakrishnan

Engineer and VR Designer, CNHP


Dr. Carol Okupniak
Director of Education Enhancement and Simulation
Asst. Professor, CNHP

Dr. Arun Ramakrishnan

Engineer and VR Designer, CNHP