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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.

belly band prototype

Style Meets Engineering in Drexel's Smart Fabric Belly Band

Tummy snugging maternity wear could soon be giving expecting parents peace of mind in addition to stylishly securing waistlines. Researchers at Drexel University are combining fashion design with wireless technology to produce a belly band that will be able to monitor uterine contractions and fetal heart rate in real time.

A multi-nozzle 3D printer, invented by Sun's lab, allows researchers to grow living, 3D models of cancer tumors.

Engineering Breakthrough Will Allow Cancer Researchers to Create Living Tumors With a 3D Printer

Drexel’s Wei Sun, PhD, Albert Soffa chair professor in the College of Engineering, has devised a method for 3D printing tumors that could soon be taking cancer research out of the petri dish.

Rube Goldberg device

Students Shooting for World-Record Rube Goldberg Machine

What does a machine with more than 400 steps look like? You can find out during the Philadelphia Science Festival.

How-To Meets High-Tech In Drexel Engineers' Award-Winning Graphic

The team of Drexel University engineers who came up with a way to knit an energy storage device have now been recognized by the National Science Foundation for their skill in showing how they did it.
Students with blocks

Math Comes Alive With Blocks, Videos and More For Philadelphia Youths at Drexel Challenge

It was a problem involving building blocks, tough enough to stump doctoral students. But Philadelphia high- and middle-school students tackled it admirably at a challenge presented by Drexel's Math Forum last week.

Stephen Cox

After Years Helping Minority Students Succeed in Math and Science, Drexel Leader Receiving Honor

Stephen Cox believes that all students can succeed, if given the opportunity. But he's had no trouble finding people who disagree.

A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment

Drexel Opens A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment

Drexel University is opening a new research institute that will strive to answer some of the most challenging questions about energy and environmental sustainability facing the nation today.

Stars in space

This Drexel Student Group Wants to Go on a Field Trip, and You Won't Believe How Far

Damien Turchi and his colleagues aim to boldly go way, way farther than anyone has gone before — no matter that they're still students at Drexel.

Lab Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

A team of students from Drexel's College of Engineering, led by Alexander J. Moseson, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College and director of the Sustainable Engineering and Entrepreneurship for Development (SEED) Lab are among the latest recipients of a Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Grand Challenge Explorations initiative, which funds innovative global health and development research, will help the team continue its work to create transformative farming tools for female smallhold farmers in Thailand.

solar panel

Drexel and Penn Team Exploring New Paradigm For Solar Cell Construction

For solar panels, wringing every drop of energy from as many photons as possible is imperative.  This goal has sent chemistry, materials science and electronic engineering researchers on a quest to boost the energy-absorption efficiency of photovoltaic devices, but existing techniques are now running up against limits set by the laws of physics. 

Justin Mathew

GSA President Justin Mathew Juggles Leadership Role with Life as Grad Student

At least one time, Justin Mathew's dual role has forced him to sprint through Drexel hallways from one job to another. But it's worth it, he says, to break out of the graduate-student bubble, and help others to do the same.