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  • December

  • November

    • Drexel's Entrepreneurial Game Studio Gets Boost From State Economic Development Grant

      November 20, 2014

      Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio (EGS) is on its way to becoming a proving ground for enterprising young game developers. As part of a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the studio, which was founded about two years ago by Frank Lee, PhD, an associate professor in Westphal College, will take the next step toward becoming an educational business incubator for undergraduate students pursuing careers in game design.

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  • October

    • How to Write True Stories about Science and Society: The ‘Godfather of Creative Nonfiction’ Joins Drexel for Workshop

      October 23, 2014

      Lee Gutkind, “the ‘Godfather’ behind creative nonfiction” (Vanity Fair), will join Drexel University on Monday, Nov. 3 from 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. for a workshop and discussion to help faculty, students and other scholars, researchers and academics learn how to write about their research for a broad audience. The event aims to help those who have a passion to share their knowledge outside of the classroom, laboratory or institution to communicate their ideas to the public to advance knowledge and create new dialogue.

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    • LiveNote App To Premiere at Philadelphia Orchestra

      October 03, 2014

      The Philadelphia Orchestra will be debuting its mobile application, LiveNote, this fall.

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    • LiveNote

      October 02, 2014

      The Philadelphia Orchestra, in collaboration with engineers from Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center, is launching a mobile app that will change the way audiences experience musical performances.

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  • August

    • Dion Named Scientist of the Year

      August 18, 2014

      Drexel University’s Genevieve Dion, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was named “Scientist of the Year” at the 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards in recognition of her groundbreaking work in developing wearable technology.

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  • July

  • June

    • Cira Tetris Game Sets Guinness World Record

      June 24, 2014

      Drexels Frank Lee has officially outdone himself. The man behind this spring’s giant game of "Tetris" — played on the north and south sides of Brandywine Realty Trust’s Cira Centre skyscraper — replaced his own name in the Guinness World Records ledger as the creator of the world’s “largest architectural videogame display.”

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    • Jazz Musicologist Tad Shull to Speak at ExCITe

      June 09, 2014

      The ExCITe Center is pleased to welcome jazz musicologist Tad Shull on Monday, June 9.

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  • May

  • April

    • ExCITe Events at Philly Science Festival 2014

      April 25, 2014

      The ExCITe Center is proud to present two events at this year's Philly Science Festival on Sunday, April 27.

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    • Drexel at Philadelphia Science Festival

      April 23, 2014

      The press of a button triggering a chain reaction of more than 300 energy transfers will serve as the elaborate opening to the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival. The harbinger of this year’s week of science excitement is a Rube Goldberg machine –a complex device designed to perform a simple task- built by Drexel engineering students with the goal of setting a world record.

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    • Music-Driven Light Show Showcases Local Student Talent and a Smartphone App Created with Drexel

      April 21, 2014

      Remix Interactive, a live orchestral performance featuring digitally remixed music and a high-tech light show created and produced by some of Philadelphia’s most talented high school students, will take place as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival on Sunday, April 27. The event will be held at 1:30 p.m. at World Café Live (3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia).

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    • Innovation Center @3401

      April 09, 2014

      Philadelphia’s newest shared workspace, the Innovation Center @3401, is accepting applications from tech startups and individuals who need office space and can benefit from a collaborative atmosphere.

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  • March

  • February

    • "Wearable Power" Wins NSF Awards

      February 13, 2014

      Kristy Jost, of the Shima Lab, earned first place in the Posters & Graphics category--as well as the People's Choice award--in the NSF's International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge for her entry, "Wearable Power."

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    • NSF vizualization challenge

      February 06, 2014

      The team of Drexel University engineers who came up with a way to knit an energy storage device have now been recognized by the National Science Foundation for their skill in showing how they did it.

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  • January

    • Global Game Jam '14

      January 26, 2014

      For a full 48 hours, from January 24th-26th, members of Drexel's International Game Developers Association hosted their own Global Game Jam. 17 students and Philadelphia locals came together over the weekend to develop games based on this year's theme: "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."

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    • Drexel Opens New App Development Lab with Gift from Bentley Systems

      January 07, 2014

      While many college students are attached to their smartphones, students at Drexel University are just as likely to be spending their screen time programming the next great app. Drexel students have already launched apps that help users explore museums, find scholarships or get involved on campus. Now, thanks to a generous gift from Bentley Systems, the University has established a dedicated space for app development.

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