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2016

  • August

  • May

    • One of the "Have you seen this dragon?" coffee sleeves being distributed as part of the Day of Giving.

      Save Mario With 24 Hours of Impact

      May 09, 2016

      Our beloved mascot is missing! Here's how you can be a part of Drexel's first Day of Giving, become an agent of C.I.A. (Central Institutional Advancement), receive secret messages and help rescue Mario.

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  • April

    • touch sensitive fabric

      Drexel Brings National Network for Advanced Functional Fabrics Manufacturing to Philadelphia

      April 01, 2016

      The U.S. Department of Defense has tapped Drexel University as a key leader in the creation of a $75 million national research institute that will support American textile manufacturers in bringing sophisticated new materials and textiles to the marketplace. The institute, called Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, will be a national manufacturing resource center for industry and government to draw on academic expertise in new fibers and textiles. The result will be fabrics engineered to see, hear, sense and communicate; serving an array of industries including aerospace, apparel, architecture and health. 

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  • March

    • health app

      Drexel and Coventry University to Host Workshop on Serious Games For Health Care

      March 16, 2016

      A gathering of international researchers, developers, professors, entrepreneurs and physicians will convene at Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center at the end of March to have a discussion about video games and how they can help improve people’s health, aid the healing process and guide caregivers. 

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    • Anita Sarkeesian at the ExCITe Center

      No Easy Questions for Anita Sarkeesian at the ExCITe Center

      March 02, 2016

      Media critic Anita Sarkeesian, known for her Feminist Frequency video series “Tropes vs Women” and “Video Games vs Women,” answered student-submitted questions about her beginnings, the state of the video game industry today and what she sees for the future.

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  • February

    • Professor Youngmoo Kim, director of Drexel’s ExCITe Center, singing with the TONICs

      A Cappella for Academics: The TONICs join Drexel’s TrebleMakers at the Academy

      February 29, 2016

      Celebrate 25 years of a cappella with colleagues from the Academy of Natural Sciences and the ExCITe Center at a special concert on March 5.

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    • Kollect game

      Video Game Therapy — Drexel Professors Design Games For Cerebral Palsy Patients

      February 22, 2016

      While video games have often been saddled with the reputation of promoting a sedentary lifestyle, a group of Drexel University professors see the digital diversions as a way of helping patients with cerebral palsy to keep on moving. The team, with expertise ranging from game design to movement science, physical therapy and biomedical engineering, recently formed a company called enAble Games, with the goal of making web-based active video games that can be used as part of therapy or rehabilitation exercise sessions.  

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    • Q & A with Anita Sarkeesian

      February 19, 2016

      ExCITe was honored to co-host an informal Q & A with the feminist media critic, alongside Temple Libraries and the Entrepreneurial Game Studio.

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    • STEAM Education Workshop

      February 15, 2016

      The second annual STEAM Education Workshop took place on February 15th, 2016 at the ExCITe Center.

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    • EGS Receives Intel Grant

      February 03, 2016

      After receiving a generous gift from Intel, the EGS plans on holding a series of Game Design and Creative Code workshops for middle and high school students.  The workshops will encourage children to explore STEAM fields and promote an interest in computing and game design.

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  • January

    • Cold Mountain opera

      Drexel and Penn Create Free Online Course With Opera Philadelphia

      January 25, 2016

      In its ongoing mission to broaden its audience and bolster its patrons’ enjoyment, Opera Philadelphia is rolling out an online course in the lead-up to its next major production. Experts from Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania created the framework and curriculum as a primer for Opera Philadelphia’s east coast premiere of Jennifer Higdon and Gene Scheer’s Cold Mountain, which opens on Feb. 5 at the Academy of Music.

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    • War of the Worlds

      Drexel to Bring 'War of The Worlds' Interactive Art Experience to Philadelphia With Support From William Penn Foundation

      January 11, 2016

      “The War of the Worlds,” H.G. Wells’s classic work of science fiction literature has inspired the creation of feature films, radio dramas, comic books, music and even the rockets that put a man on the moon. Now the seminal tale of alien invasion is the vision guiding the development of a citywide interactive game and performance project in Philadelphia.

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