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 and tweets at @DrexelBritt.


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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In the Age of ChatGPT, What’s It Like to Be Accused of Cheating?
Recently published research by Drexel University’s Tim Gorichanaz, PhD, provides a first look into some of the reactions of college students who have been accused of using ChatGPT to cheat.
Drexel Announces First Cohort of Innovation Fund Investments
Drexel University has selected the first Drexel-affiliated startups to receive support from its Innovation Fund. GrowFlux, an agricultural lighting technology startup, and SusMax, which produces lightweight aggregate construction material, will each receive $150,000 investments from the Fund, which was established in January.
Drexel’s Titanium Oxide Material Lets Sunlight Drive Green Hydrogen Production
As part of ongoing efforts to develop materials that could enable alternative energy sources, researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering have produced a titanium oxide nanofilament material that can harness sunlight to unlock the ubiquitous molecule’s potential as a fuel source.
Reading Between the Cracks: Artificial Intelligence Can Identify Patterns in Surface Cracking to Assess Damage in Reinforced Concrete Structures
Researchers at Drexel University and the State University of New York at Buffalo are trying to make the structural analysis process more efficient and definitive by using artificial intelligence, combined with a classic mathematical method for quantifying web-like networks, to determine how damaged a concrete structure is, based solely on its pattern of cracking.
Drexel University and Peirce College to Collaborate on Academic Programs That Support Career Transition for Adults
Drexel University and Peirce College are working together to expand access for adult learners interested in advancing their education and preparing a more diverse talent pipeline for employers in the region.
Wireless Sensors Open New Possibilities for Monitoring of Bridges
Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering have developed a solar-powered, wireless sensor system that can continually monitor bridge deformation and could be used to alert authorities when the bridge performance deteriorates significantly. With more than 46,000 bridges across the country considered to be in poor condition, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers, a system like this could be both an important safety measure, as well as helping to triage repair and maintenance efforts.
Schuylkill River Drexel-Led Consortium Releases Research Strategy for Building Philadelphia Region’s Climate Resilience
In hopes of preparing the city for these changes, Drexel University, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the Academy of Natural Sciences, and CCRUN convened more than 100 experts, community members and stakeholders to produce a research agenda that, if pursued, could help to fortify Philadelphia, and its most vulnerable populations, against the extreme effects of climate change.
Machine Learning Can Support Urban Planning for Energy Use
Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering are hoping a machine learning model they’ve developed can support these efforts by helping to predict how energy consumption will change as Philadelphia's neighborhoods evolve.