Mimicking the Body's Circulatory Air Conditioning Could Keep Airplanes, Cars and Computers Cooler
Oct 31 2019
The complex network of veins that keeps us cool during the heat of summer has inspired engineers to create novel thermal management systems. But replicating the circulatory system, in form or function, has been no easy task. Recently, a team of researchers from Drexel University and North Carolina State University created a computer program that could be key to mimicking the body’s evolution-optimized cooling system in functional materials.
Drexel Basketball Opens the Season Eying New Heights
Oct 30 2019
The Drexel men’s and women’s basketball teams tip off the 2019-20 home basketball season the weekend of Nov. 8-10 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The men will play at home on Friday and Sunday, while the women have a home game on Saturday.
Heard Around Campus — October
Oct 29 2019
November is Open Enrollment time for Drexel faculty and staff. Make sure you’re aware of key deadlines and on-campus opportunities to talk about your benefits.
Ashes to Concrete
Oct 28 2019
Drexel University researchers have developed a process for turning the solid waste products of coal power plants into a useful ingredient that could improve properties of concrete.
5 Tips for Taking an International Co-op
Oct 28 2019
Sarah DiPasquale went on two consecutive co-ops to China, and her experiences there make her passionate about encouraging other Drexel students to consider international co-op opportunities.
Why You Should Play Book Bingo at Drexel
Oct 16 2019
Since 2017, faculty, staff and friends of the Pennoni Honors College have been reading books for fun and games — and fostering a sense of community in the office.
Briefly Noted: What Faculty and Staff Need to Know This Term
Oct 11 2019
Faculty and staff should be aware of several updates when finishing up the term, from benefits (like Open Enrollment and the final days of the 2019 Wellness Incentive Program) to how they score free or discounted tickets to local museums, cultural events and Drexel basketball games.
That New Yarn?! — Wearable, Washable Textile Devices Are Possible With MXene-Coated Yarns
Oct 10 2019
Drexel University researchers have figured out how to add more conductivity into functional fabric devices, by coating yarns with a two-dimensional carbon-based material called MXene, to make conductive threads. The group has developed a dip-coating method, similar to the dyeing process, that can produce a conductive yarn strong enough for use in industrial knitting machines and durable enough to make it through wash cycles without degrading.
Drexel to Serve as an Official Host for Citywide B. PHL Innovation Fest
Oct 10 2019
This month Drexel University will be one of 13 host venues for a new citywide celebration of creative thinking, called B. PHL Innovation Fest. The festival, which will be held from Oct. 15-17, is designed to highlight organizations, entrepreneurs and innovators throughout the region.
Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards
Oct 10 2019
Read all about the sponsored research, major gifts and recognition that were recently received by faculty at Drexel — like the Dornsife School of Public Health’s Alex Ortega, PhD, who was awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to study psychiatric and substance use disorders among island Puerto Ricans impacted by Hurricane Maria.
Drexel to Receive Part of National $53.4 Million Grant for Dementia Care Interventions
Oct 2 2019
Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions is one of 30 top research institutions benefiting from a $53.4 million National Institute on Aging grant to Brown University and Harvard University to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and their caregivers.
Heard Around Campus — September
Oct 2 2019
Last month featured a lot of news about necessary procedures for Drexel employees, like completing annual compliance programs, as well as updates on essential topics and benefits at the University.
In Its Final Round at the DAC, U.S. Open Squash Championships Return to Drexel This Fall
Oct 1 2019
The most prestigious squash tournament on American soil will be contested at Drexel University’s Daskalakis Athletic Center one last time this fall. The 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships will bring the top players in the world to campus from Oct. 5-12. The tournament, which has been held at Drexel’s Kline & Specter Squash Center since 2011 will be moving to its new home, the Arlen Specter Squash Center, in 2020.