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Science & Technology

The platform presenters for the Drexel University College of Medicine’s annual research day, called Discovery Day, divulge on their research topics and tips for success.

5 Presentations You’ll See at This Year’s Discovery Day

The platform presenters for the Drexel University College of Medicine’s annual research day, called Discovery Day, divulge on their research topics and tips for success.
In celebration of both the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019 and National Chemistry Week, students from two chemistry organizations unfurled a 100-foot-tall, 135-foot-wide handmade periodic table on Buckley Field.

Drexel Chemistry Students Unveil East Coast’s Largest Periodic Table

In celebration of both the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019 and National Chemistry Week, students from two chemistry organizations unfurled a 100-foot-tall, 135-foot-wide handmade periodic table on Buckley Field.
Najafi and Pejman

Mimicking the Body's Circulatory Air Conditioning Could Keep Airplanes, Cars and Computers Cooler

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.

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Ashes to Concrete

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.

MXene textile

That New Yarn?! — Wearable, Washable Textile Devices Are Possible With MXene-Coated Yarns

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.
The spotten lanternfly. Photo courtesy Jon Gelhaus.

What to Know About the Spotted Lanternfly at Drexel

If you see the invasive insects on campus, Drexel’s Director of Grounds wants you to kill them — and know that the University is working on preventing them from harming the campus.
The official ribbon cutting kicks off the Grand Opening of the Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center.

Drexel Opens New Center to Study Fabrics of the Future

The new Center for Functional Fabrics and the Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center is set to become a cornerstone of the Schuylkill Yards innovation hub.
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$4 Million National Institute on Aging Grant to Drexel Will Test Platform Aimed at Helping Caregivers Manage Dementia Symptoms

Laura N. Gitlin, Distinguished Professor and dean of Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions, and Helen Kales, MD, chair of the University of California, Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, were awarded a nearly $4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the impact of an easy to use, online platform, called the WeCareAdvisor to help caregivers manage dementia symptoms.
oxidized MXene

A Dash of Salt Could Fortify MXene 'Super Materials' Against Oxidation

Researchers at Drexel University have removed one of the final barriers blocking new two-dimensional “super materials,” called MXenes, from widespread use in batteries, electronics devices, water treatment and health care technology. With the discovery that a common food additive, polyphosphate salt, can ward off oxidation and stabilize the materials, MXenes could be one step closer to commercial development.

The Drexel students in Pharoah Hound Games pose with their E3 College Game Competition trophy. Left to right Joseph Brown, Jeff Mostyn, Michael Heffner and Mark Hurley. Photo credit: Charles Shan Cerrone.

The Best College Video Game in America Lives on at Drexel

A group of four students from Drexel University created a video game for a class project that was recently named the best college video game in the country.
Cows Graze by the Delaware Watershed

Are We Really Protecting Rivers and Streams From Pollution? It’s Hard to Say, And That’s a Problem. 

More public and private resources than ever are being directed to protecting and preserving aquatic ecosystems and watersheds. Whether mandated for land development, farming or in response to the growing severity and number of natural disasters – scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University found evidence that decades of watershed restoration and mitigation projects have taken place, but their impact is mostly perceived; data is relatively undocumented — or simply missing.


BEES students seining for fish in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. Photo credit: Richard J. Horwitz.

New Exhibit Explores the Best of the BEES

The Drexel Collection’s new show is centered around the educational and professional opportunities made available by the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science.