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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refrigerant reclaimation Drexel Joins EPA Effort to Prevent Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Refrigerant Chemicals
Researchers from Drexel University have been tapped to join an Environmental Protection Agency initiative to eliminate greenhouse gas chemicals, called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), commonly used in refrigerants and insulating foams. As part of a federal initiative to address the potent, climate-damaging gasses, Drexel will receive $3.8 million over five years to develop a plasma arc device that can destroy HFCs.
Gerri LeBow Hall Drexel Announces Second Cohort of Innovation Fund Investments
Drexel University has selected the three University-affiliated startups to receive support from the second cohort of its Innovation Fund. AER Cosmetics, a sustainable cosmetics brand founded by a Drexel student, and 1DNano, a nanomaterial cleantech company; and MXene, Inc., a company focused on the commercialization of nanomaterials called MXenes; will each receive an investment of $150,000 from the fund.
Drexel quad Drexel Extends 50% Tuition Offer to All Community College Graduates
Students who have earned an associate degree from any accredited community college in the United States will now have the opportunity to attend Drexel University at half the cost of tuition.
machine learning detection of AI-generated video On the Trail of Deepfakes, Drexel Researchers Identify ‘Fingerprints’ of AI-Generated Video
According to new research from Drexel University, current methods for detecting manipulated digital media will not be effective against AI-generated video; but a machine-learning approach could be the key to unmasking these synthetic creations.
$15 Million Gift from Howley Foundation Expands Drexel Scholarship Program for Local Graduates
Drexel University received additional support for its mission of expanding access to a Drexel education for all students in Philadelphia, courtesy of a $15 million commitment from The Howley Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization led by alumnus and trustee W. Nicholas (Nick) Howley ’75, his wife Lorie and their daughter Meg Howley ’10.
self-heating concrete Drexel’s Self-Heating Concrete Is One Step Closer to Clearing Sidewalks Without Shoveling or Salting
Researchers in Drexel’s College of Engineering, recently reported on the science behind their special concrete, that can warm itself up when it snows, or as temperatures approach freezing.
lead pipes Pinging Pipes Could Help to Identify Lead Water Lines Without Excavation
A recent study conducted by researchers in the College of Engineering with geotechnical engineering consultant Seaflower Consulting Services, showed that it is possible to discern the composition of a buried pipe by striking an accessible portion of it and monitoring the sound waves that reach the surface. This method could guide water utility companies before they break ground to remove lead service lines.
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.