Campus Digest — December 2018
Dec 20 2018
Welcome to your “Campus Digest,” a new DrexelNow feature aimed at keeping students and their families abreast of campus news, happenings and opportunities.
Heard Around Campus — December
Dec 19 2018
The month of December and the year of 2018 are coming to an end. Make sure you're aware of events, deadlines and changes that you'll need to know about for the start of winter term and 2019.
Drexel Celebrates 45 Years of Annual Turkey Project
Dec 19 2018
Since 1973, Drexel Alumni has organized charitable donations of holiday turkeys to gift to local families. And the organization is still continuing, and innovating, this longstanding tradition.
The Wonders of Drexel’s Field Placement Office
Dec 18 2018
Drexel University’s School of Education boasts a Field Placement Office which spares no time or expense putting Dragons in student teaching placements all over the country and the world.
Top Drexel Stories of 2018
Dec 17 2018
2018 was a big year for Drexel University. Thanks to DrexelNow, you can relive the year's top stories concerning faculty, staff and students who were involved with some of the biggest news and events on and off campus.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Drexel Blockchain
Dec 10 2018
Drexel students may not know much about the one-month-old club — or even that it exists — but here are some interesting facts that may make it hard not to attend the next general assembly meeting.
Study: As Many As 1 in 40 U.S. Children Has Autism
Dec 7 2018
As many as 1 in 40 children in the United States have been diagnosed with autism, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with researchers from Drexel University, Harvard Medical School and George Washington University. The report, based on data from the DHS’s 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health, seems to confirm a decades-long trend of increasing autism diagnoses among children in the United States.
Addressing the Elephant in the Circuit — Finally, a Shrinkable Alternative for Capacitors
Dec 7 2018
One of the last remaining unshrinkable obstacles blocking the progress of fully integrated, wearable technology is the clunky component that absorbs and disburses stray electricity and converts alternating current from a power source into the direct current used by most devices. Due to a meager selection of materials that can perform those diverse functions, these components — called electrolytic capacitors — tend to be a limiting factor when it comes to downsizing electronics. But a breakthrough by materials science and engineering researchers at Drexel University and Sungkyunkwan University in Korea could eventually replace them with a capacitor so thin and flexible that it’s literally painted on.
Survey Finds Daughters Can Thrive in Tech Even Without Tech Savvy Parents
Dec 5 2018
As part Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code activities planned for this week, TechGirlz shared findings from a new survey of its program participants and their parents. Conducted in partnership with Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, this marks the first time a survey has matched responses from girls and their parents in order to gain a deeper understanding of the role parents play in female engagement in technology.
The Secret Life of Postdocs, Vol. 3
Dec 4 2018
The board members of the newly formed Drexel Postdoctoral Association (DPA) are aiming to bring more visibility, resources to Drexel’s postdoctoral community.