Britt Faulstick

News Officer, University Communications

Britt Faulstick is the press contact for inquiries related to engineering, technology, innovation, cybersecurity, computing and informatics, media industry and biomedical engineering. Britt has been a Dragon since 2003. He spent eight years working in Drexel’s Athletics Department, where he served as associate director of sports information, and he joined the University Communications Office in 2011. Britt is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, he holds bachelor’s degrees in newspaper journalism and political science, and a master’s degree in public communication. He blogs at http://newsblog.drexel.edu and tweets at @DrexelBritt.

Articles

Genevieve Dion Genevieve Dion Named 'Scientist of the Year' at 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards
Drexel University’s Genevieve Dion, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was named “Scientist of the Year” at the 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards in recognition of her groundbreaking work in developing wearable technology.
DARPA Memory Study
Joshua Jacobs, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems is a key contributor in a multi-center $22.5 million, four-year effort to develop technologies for using brain stimulation to help people recover their ability to encode and retrieve memories.
Philly Geek Awards Drexel Faculty, Students Among Nominees For 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards
The annual Philadelphia Geek Awards have once again recognized the work of Drexel University’s faculty and students as some of the best examples of the city’s vibrant geek community over the past year.
Skyscraper Tetris Cira Tetris Game Sets Guinness World Record
Drexels Frank Lee has officially outdone himself. The man behind this spring’s giant game of "Tetris" — played on the north and south sides of Brandywine Realty Trust’s Cira Centre skyscraper — replaced his own name in the Guinness World Records ledger as the creator of the world’s “largest architectural videogame display.”
3101 Market Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment Seed Grants
Reducing carbon emissions, improving efficiency of the power grid and using ultrasound to treat contaminated water are just a few of the research goals being pursued by the first round of projects funded by the A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment. In all six projects received seed funding totaling $270,000 to investigate topics related to environmental protection and sustainability.
3401 innovation hub Drexel and Science Center Announce New Collaborative Workspace Is Now Accepting Applications
Philadelphia’s newest shared workspace, the Innovation Center @3401, is accepting applications from tech startups and individuals who need office space and can benefit from a collaborative atmosphere.
Rube Goldberg team Freshmen Engineers Take Aim at Rube Goldberg Record to Kick Off Philadelphia Science Festival
What does a machine with more than 400 steps look like? You can find out during the Philadelphia Science Festival.
Drexel Ventures Selects Inaugural Proof-of-Concept Projects
In its first round of proof-of-concept funding, Drexel Ventures — the University’s new technology accelerator and transfer enterprise — is supporting research that could lead to improved solar cells, new drug therapy for treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, safer chemicals for oil extraction and smarter software system monitoring.

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Drexel Joins U.S. Department of Commerce’s AI Safety Consortium
Drexel University has joined more than 200 of the nation’s leading artificial intelligence stakeholders to participate in a Department of Commerce initiative to support the development and deployment of trustworthy and safe AI. The effort, led by the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, will bring together academics, government and industry researchers, civil society organizations and AI creators and users to form the U.S. AI Safety Consortium.
Mxene-coated wave guide MXene-coated Devices Can Guide Microwaves in Space and Lighten Payloads
One of the most important components of satellites that enable telecommunication is the waveguide, which is a metal tube for guiding radio waves. It is also one of the heaviest payloads satellites carry into orbit. As with all space technology, reducing weight means reducing the amount of expensive and greenhouse gas-producing fuel it takes to launch a rocket, or increasing the number of devices carried by the same rocket to space. Researchers from Drexel University and the University of British Columbia are trying to lighten the load by creating and testing a waveguide made from 3D-printed polymers coated with a conductive nanomaterial called MXene.
Robotic concrete scanning Drexel Researchers Propose AI-Guided System for Robotic Inspection of Buildings, Roads and Bridges
Our built environment is aging and failing faster than we can maintain it. Recent building collapses and structural failures of roads and bridges are indicators of a problem that’s likely to get worse, according to experts, because it’s just not possible to inspect every crack, creak and crumble to parse dangerous signs of failure from normal wear and tear. In hopes of playing catch-up, researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering are trying to give robotic assistants the tools to help inspectors with the job.
Entrepreneurial Game Studio's App Takes Stanzas to the Streets
A new app from Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio and Cleaver Magazine is using augmented reality to spruce up Philadelphia with beautiful writing. Called Story Seek, the application takes users on a virtual tour of the city to places that have inspired or elicit feelings captured through poems and stories, shared in an augmented reality experience throughout the journey.
Veins of Bacteria Could Form a Self-Healing System for Concrete Infrastructure
In hopes of producing concrete structures that can repair their cracks, researchers from Drexel University’s College of Engineering are putting a new twist on an old trick for improving the durability of concrete. Fiber reinforcement has been around since the first masons were mixing horsehair into their mud. But the Drexel research team is taking this method to the next level by turning reinforcing fibers into a living tissue system that rushes concrete-healing bacteria to the site of cracks to repair the damage.
Schuylkill River Drexel Study Projects More Water Shortfalls in Schuylkill Watershed in Next 20 Years Due to Climate Change
Research out of Drexel University’s College of Engineering suggests that over the next two decades people living in the Schuylkill Watershed, which includes Philadelphia, could experience as many as 82 more days of water shortfalls due to localized weather impacts of climate change.
Drexel Joins DARPA Effort to Develop AI Algorithm to Mimic Human Decision Making in Complex, Rapidly Changing Scenarios
A new project, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, aims to make the guidance of experienced decision-makers available to people who are thrust into leadership positions during crisis situations. Researchers from Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics are part of a team lead by Parallax Advanced Research Corporation, that also includes Knexus Research Corporation and the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit – Dayton, that is working to train and test the artificial intelligence algorithms that will drive the technology.
Drexel Engineers Support DARPA Effort to Make Self-Repairing Concrete
Researchers from Drexel University’s College of Engineering are looking to nature for solutions to one of the Department of Defense’s ongoing challenges: fortifying aging concrete structures. Like much of the nation’s infrastructure, the DoD’s airfields, piers and silos are many decades old and not easily replaced.