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"Keys to the Collection" launches a game environment of the Barnes' beloved, world-renowned art collection

Jump Inside Virtual Paintings at the Barnes and Explore with a New App Created by Drexel

Drexel University’s School of Education created a new, interactive mobile application for young visitors of the Barnes Foundation. Using 3-D immersive graphics, the touch-screen app, entitled “Keys to the Collection,” launches a game environment of the Barnes’ beloved, world-renowned art collection. The app turns a visit to the Barnes into a game or can be used to explore the Barnes virtually from anywhere.
Jamie Callahan dancing

Double Lives: Education Prof Jamie Callahan Dances to the Music

It takes a certain type of dancer to compete in West Coast Swing dance. It's a competition where you can't prepare for what you'll be judged on, but Jamie Callahan, a clinical professor in the School of Education, thrives on the surprise.
Local students attend PECO-Drexel STEM Camp

Local Middle Schoolers Build a Bridge, Blow up a Watermelon and More at PECO-Drexel STEM Camp

Nearly 25 local rising fifth graders interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) built a bridge, blew up a watermelon and made ice cream, as part of a Summer STEM Camp from July 28 – August 1, the third and final week of the camp this summer. The camp is hosted by Drexel University's School of Education and funded by a grant from PECO.
Chinese classroom

Studying Schools Abroad for Deeper Understanding at Home: School of Education Makes Connections in China

Drexel’s connections with China include institutional partnerships, a summer trip for the men’s basketball team and a Drexel alumnus in the president’s chair at a new university in Shanghai. And you can add another to that list: A growing set of School of Education professors is studying, collaborating, and sharing research with educators in China.

Image of the exterior of the University City High School

Drexel Buys University City High School Site With Partner Firm

Drexel University City Development, LLC, the joint venture between Drexel and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, officially closed June 16 on the purchase of a 14-acre site from the School District of Philadelphia that formerly housed the University City High School, the Charles Drew Elementary School and The Walnut Center.

Drexel University's master of science degree in creativity and innovation is the only degree of its kind offered fully online.

Can You Learn to be Creative? This Drexel Master's Degree Teaches Students to Create 'Aha!' Moments

Preparing students to think like creative professionals is the goal of Drexel University Online’s master of science’s degree program in creativity and innovation, offered through the School of Education. While many colleges and universities are beginning to offer individual courses in creativity, Drexel’s master's degree program is one of only a few full creativity degree programs in the country. 

Nancy Butler Songer

Dr. Nancy Songer Named Dean of Drexel University’s School of Education

Nancy Butler Songer, PhD, has been named the new dean of the School of Education at Drexel University. Songer will begin her term on August 3.
President Fry

Drexel Celebrates New Program to Steer STEM Students Toward Teaching

The United States needs more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers. And Drexel has a wealth of bright students studying in those same fields. Now, a new program will connect Drexel’s strength with the nation’s need.


Drexel's New iPad App Teaches Physics Concepts Using Artifacts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

“Physics at the Art Museum” is a new iPad app that teaches users about the physics behind art works in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The  mobile iPad app is now available for download, free of charge, from Apple’s App Store. It will also be available through the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s website, www.philamuseum.org.
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.

Bruce Levine

How Can Businesses Help Young People Thrive? Drexel’s School of Education Partners with America’s Promise Alliance to Find Out

What if businesses could respond in real-time to schools’ needs for supplies, or offered extensive shadowing or internship programs to introduce students to career opportunities? To encourage greater impacts from collaboration between the business sector and local K-12 educational institutions, Drexel University’s School of Education partnered with America’s Promise Alliance to host the first-ever “Business-Community Innovation Lab” in Drexel’s Washington, D.C. office last month.

New Book by Drexel’s Max Ray of The Math Forum Helps Students Become Powerful Problem Solvers

The Math Forum’s Max Ray will celebrate the release of his new book, Powerful Problem-Solving: Activities for Making Sense with the Mathematical Practices, with a national release event on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Washington, D.C. The Math Forum @ Drexel is the leading online math education community, and is housed in Drexel University’s School of Education.