Students in an electrical engineering laboratory circa 1917-1918. Photo courtesy Drexel University Archives. The First 50 Years of Co-op
As Drexel University celebrates the centennial of its co-op program, it’s important to remember how it started — with just 152 engineering students — and how it grew in its early decades.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — November
This month, Drexel faculty and staff should ensure they’re ready for their futures — and the end of the term — by completing Open Enrollment and noting policy changes and development opportunities.
Anna Koulas to lead Drexel Solutions Institute. Anna Koulas to Lead Drexel Solutions Institute
In her new role, the former executive director of the Institute will build on its early success and expand its interdisciplinary reach across the University, while broadening its footprint to more co-op partners across all industries.
Hand treated with rapymycin alongside placebo untreated hand Rapamycin May Slow Skin Aging, Drexel Study Reports
The search for youthfulness typically turns to lotions, supplements, serums and diets, but there may soon be a new option joining the fray. Rapamycin, a FDA-approved drug normally used to prevent organ rejection after transplant surgery, may also slow aging in human skin, according to a study from Drexel University College of Medicine researchers published in Geroscience.
Steve Albini, a legendary Chicago-based musician and audio engineer, kicked off the Drexel University Music Industry Program’s new Visiting Lecture Series on Nov. 14. Legendary Album Engineer Steve Albini Touts Community Through Campus Lecture
Drexel University’s Music Industry Program welcomed Steve Albini, a legendary Chicago-based musician and audio engineer, to kick off its new Visiting Lecture Series on Nov. 14.
Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center Co-op Advisor Tracy Feld meets with Candice Klieman, a fourth-year music industry major in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The Delicate Dance of the Steinbright Co-op Advisor
Ever wonder what being a co-op advisor for the Steinbright Career Development Center truly entails? Tracy Feld, senior advisor of Cooperative Education for Steinbright, explains how she teaches both students and co-op employers how to tango.
MXene electrode Big Plans to Save the Planet Depend on Nanoscopic Materials Improving Energy Storage
In the latest edition of Science, an international team of researchers, led by Drexel University professors Yury Gogotsi, PhD, and Ekaterina Pomerantseva, PhD, present a comprehensive analysis of two decades of energy storage research involving nanomaterials. The authors lay out a roadmap for how this technology can enable the world’s urgent shift toward better energy storage devices and sustainability.
Former Eagles player and magician Jon Dorenbos with a deck of cards Former Eagle, Magician Jon Dorenbos Honored with Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship’s Inaugural Resilience Award
Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship and the Arthur J. and Sandra K. Mattia Foundation will be honoring former Philadelphia Eagles player and magician Jon Dorenbos with the inaugural “Charles D. Close School Resilience Award” in recognition of his innovative thinking and perseverance.
Diana L. Robins, PhD. Diana L. Robins, PhD, Named Director of A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
The professor and research program leader at the Institute had been serving as interim director this year and joined the Drexel faculty in 2014.
Can better messaging on instagram improve vaccination rates? Trying to Help Parents Decide to Vaccinate Kids Against HPV? Consider Storytelling.
Health campaigns on social media aimed at increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may see greater success, according to Drexel University researchers, if they inject a narrative into information-based posts.
Vaccine legislation increase where outbreaks occured Disease Outbreaks Are Increasing. A Drexel Study Shows that Legislators are Taking Action
Vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) outbreaks are increasing in frequency in the United States, but this trend is also met with an uptick in legislation aimed at increasing childhood vaccination in places where those epidemics occurred, according to findings published today in JAMA Pediatrics from researchers at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University.
Harrison Hertzberg, a first-year student studying entrepreneurship and innovation in the Close School, won a total of $12,500 in prize money a this year's Startup Fest in order to bring his idea for AeroPest to market. Wildcards Win at Drexel’s Annual Startup Fest
For the first time in its six-year history, not only was the winner of the Baiada Institute Incubator Competition at the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship’s annual Startup Fest a wildcard participant, but he is also a first-year student.
Hahnemann unit of the Student Army Training Corps in 1918, including students still in training at the end of World War I (classes 1919–1922) on the steps of the Broad Street college building. Photo courtesy Legacy Center Archives, Drexel College of Medicine. An Exhibit Epitaph Honoring 171 Years of Hahnemann History
The Drexel Collection, in collaboration with the College of Medicine's Legacy Center Archives, has unveiled Honoring the Hahnemann Community, which recognizes the pioneering legacy of Hahnemann University Hospital from 1848 to 2019.
Campus Digest new Campus Digest — November 2019
Before the holidays, be aware or take part in these campus happenings!
A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Awarded Grant to Improve Interactions Between Individuals with Autism and Criminal Justice System
The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) has awarded a competitive grant to local leaders from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and the Philadelphia Police Department, who are working to improve interactions between autistic individuals and the justice system, and fund international meeting in Philadelphia 2020.
liquid plasma spark From a Cloud of Cold and a Spark, Drexel Researchers Create and Stabilize Pure Polymeric Nitrogen for the First Time
Researchers at Drexel University’s C&J Nyheim Plasma Institute have reported the production of the first pure polymeric nitrogen compound at near-ambient conditions. The substance, which has existed only in theory for the last three decades, is predicted to be able to produce massive amounts of clean energy with atmospheric nitrogen as its only byproduct.
Virtual reality 3D drawing of a flower Is Virtual Reality the Next Big Thing in Art Therapy?
Researchers from Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions in the Creative Arts Therapies Department conducted a study to see if creative arts therapies is the next frontier for virtual reality in health care.
optical transceiver Drexel's MXene Materials Help Photodetectors See the Light
Using a special type of two-dimensional material, researchers at Drexel University have developed a new way to make light sensors that improves their sensitivity and could allow manufacturers to keep up with the growing demand for their use in devices ranging from television remotes to fiber optic receivers in data centers, and light detecting and ranging systems (LiDAR) in autonomous vehicles.
Obstacles remain for many women in pediatrics Long Considered a More Inclusive Field for Women, Wide-ranging Disparities Remain in Pediatrics  
Three commonly argued justifications for the persistent discrimination and gender bias that prevent women from rising to leadership positions in the field of pediatric medicine have been debunked by a Drexel University College of Medicine researcher and colleagues in a special article published in the November 2019 issue of the journal Pediatrics. The article goes a step further, arguing that gender equity can be fostered by employing the same basic scientific principles used in solving other problems in medicine.
Drexel Spidey poses outside of the Main Building on Drexel's University City Campus. A Q&A With Drexel Spidey
You may have seen the recognizable yet elusive campus hero — the self-proclaimed Drexel Spidey — some time over the last year and a half he’s been on Drexel University’s campus, but DrexelNow goes deep on the history and motivations behind the mask.
Rosemary Trout filming an episode of "4 Levels." ‘4 Levels’ of Popular Food Videos with Rosemary Trout
The Drexel professor has appeared in 12 Condé Nast videos with over 77 million views to give expert advice on making everything from pizza sauce to chocolate chip cookies.
office plants Study: Actually, Potted Plants Don't Improve Air Quality
A closer look at decades of research suggesting that potted plants can improve the air in homes and offices reveals the findings don’t hold up outside of the lab.
Drexel Dragons participating in the Philadelphia Veterans Parade in 2018. Drexel Celebrates a Decade in the Yellow-Ribbon Program
The University was one of the first colleges to participate in the government’s tuition program for post-9/11 veterans since 2009 — and it’s still one of the few to offer unlimited spaces to student-veterans every year.
The Drexel student voting rate from 2014 to 2018 surpassed the doubled national average by 4.4 percent, meaning that Drexel’s student voter turnout rate in 2018 was 43.5 percent. 3 Reasons Drexel Students Should Get Out and Vote on Nov. 5
If you’re not sure why it’s important to cast your ballot today in local elections, DrexelNow spoke with Lindy Center for Civic Engagement Executive Director Jennifer Johnson Kebea, EdD, who relayed some compelling reasons.
dps PUBLIC SAFETY & U — November
This month’s feature from Drexel Public Safety features tips for being safe on campus and avoiding package thefts.
Paul E. Jensen, PhD, Begins Service as Interim Provost and University Professor Paul E. Jensen, PhD, Begins Service as Interim Provost and University Professor
The R. John Chapel, Jr., Dean at the LeBow College of Business assumed the position this month.