Heard Around Campus — August
Aug 30 2017
Catch up on all of the news that happened this past month and the events that are planned for September — including, most importantly, Employee Appreciation Fest.
In Summer Showcase, Drexel Research STARs Set to Shine
Aug 28 2017
Since 2007, the STAR Scholars Program has held a showcase to highlight the research Drexel students do over the summer. This year’s edition on Aug. 31 will include several Dragons who went off-campus — some as far as India — to learn more after their freshman year.
Recipe for Safer Batteries — Just Add Diamonds
Aug 25 2017
While lithium-ion batteries, widely used in mobile devices from cell phones to laptops, have one of the longest lifespans of commercial batteries today, they also have been behind a number of recent meltdowns and fires due to short-circuiting in mobile devices. In hopes of preventing more of these hazardous malfunctions researchers at Drexel University have developed a recipe that can turn electrolyte solution — a key component of most batteries — into a safeguard against the chemical process that leads to battery-related disasters.
At Drexel, #YouAreWelcomeHere
Aug 24 2017
Drexel Admissions recently released a video telling international Dragons that “You Are Welcome Here,” joining a national campaign of American higher education institutions to remind international students how much they are valued on campus.
At Camp BRIDGE, Students Create Apps and Build Self-Worth
Aug 16 2017
The BRIDGE program in the LeBow College of Business brought 20 local middle-school students to campus for two weeks to develop critical thinking, creativity and self-efficacy, all while building mentoring relationships with college counterparts.