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TechGirlz

Drexel and TechGirlz to Create Online Game Design Class For Teens

Recent higher education reports have raised questions about the persistence of inequality in gender representation among college students in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines in the last decade. Employment in the technology sector continues to reflect this disparity. Two local groups are taking steps to reverse this trend by increasing access to tech workshops that encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM-related fields.
A student working at Dragon Hacks 2015.

Drexel Hosts, Wins Hardware Hackathon

Hosting a hackathon that utilized hardware instead of the usual software, a Drexel team using innovative controls for a drone rose above the rest.
War of the Worlds

Philly-Style 'War of the Worlds' in Line For Public Arts Funding

The next act for the professor who put Pong and Tetris on Brandywine Realty Trust’s 29-story Cira Centre office building could be a city-wide alien invasion of Philadelphia.
Entrepreneurial Game Studio

Drexel's Entrepreneurial Game Studio Gets Boost From State Economic Development Grant

Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio (EGS) is on its way to becoming a proving ground for enterprising young game developers. As part of a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the studio, which was founded about two years ago by Frank Lee, PhD, an associate professor in Westphal College, will take the next step toward becoming an educational business incubator for undergraduate students pursuing careers in game design.
Lee Gutkind, founder of the literary magazine Creative Nonfiction, will join Drexel Nov. 3

How to Write True Stories about Science and Society: The ‘Godfather of Creative Nonfiction’ Joins Drexel for Workshop

Lee Gutkind, “the ‘Godfather’ behind creative nonfiction” (Vanity Fair), will join Drexel University on Monday, Nov. 3 from 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. for a workshop and discussion to help faculty, students and other scholars, researchers and academics learn how to write about their research for a broad audience. The event aims to help those who have a passion to share their knowledge outside of the classroom, laboratory or institution to communicate their ideas to the public to advance knowledge and create new dialogue.
LiveNote

Philadelphia Orchestra to Premiere Drexel-Designed Interactive Concert App for Mobile Devices

The Philadelphia Orchestra, in collaboration with engineers from Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center, is launching a mobile app that will change the way audiences experience musical performances.
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.
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

New High Score: Drexel Prof Beats His Own World Record With Giant 'Tetris' Game

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.”

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.

Science Carnival

Drexel's Rube Goldberg Device to Kickoff Weeklong Celebration of Science in Philadelphia

The press of a button triggering a chain reaction of more than 300 energy transfers will serve as the elaborate opening to the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival. The harbinger of this year’s week of science excitement is a Rube Goldberg machine –a complex device designed to perform a simple task- built by Drexel engineering students with the goal of setting a world record.
ReMix Interactive

Music-Driven Light Show Showcases Local Student Talent and a Smartphone App Created with Drexel

Remix Interactive, a live orchestral performance featuring digitally remixed music and a high-tech light show created and produced by some of Philadelphia’s most talented high school students, will take place as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival on Sunday, April 27. The event will be held at 1:30 p.m. at World Café Live (3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia).