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Iain Zwiebel, a second-year biomedical engineering student currently on co-op with Johnson & Johnson, working remotely from his off-campus apartment.

A New Kind of Co-op

For the first time in Drexel University’s 100-year co-op program history, students are working remotely due to COVID-19, along with a lot of the non-essential work force. Students and employer representatives explain what’s different, what’s the same and how to adapt.
Drexel University’s Weekend Warriors club and co-sponsoring student organizations will host four adventure athletes for virtual presentations through its Explorer Series, including Alex Honnold of “Free Solo” fame.

Meet Your Favorite Explorers Through This Virtual, Student-Only Series

Drexel University’s Weekend Warriors club and co-sponsoring student organizations will host four adventure athletes for virtual presentations through its Explorer Series, including Alex Honnold of “Free Solo” fame. 
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Pausing Nature's Crystal Symmetry to Advance Targeted Drug Therapy

From snowflakes to quartz, nature’s crystalline structures form with a reliable, systemic symmetry. Researchers at Drexel University, who study the formation of crystalline materials, have shown that it’s now possible to control how crystals grow – including interrupting the symmetrical growth of flat crystals and inducing them to form hollow crystal spheres. The discovery is part of a broader design effort focused on the encapsulation of medicine for targeted drug treatments.

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Created for Anthrax Attacks, Drexel Researchers' Cold Plasma Air Filter Is Now Being Prepped to Face COVID-19

Researchers at Drexel University’s C. & J. Nyheim Plasma Institute are modifying an air sterilization system they created to combat the threat of anthrax attacks post-9-11 in hopes it can now help to ward off COVID-19.

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Genetic Tracing ‘Barcode’ Is Rapidly Revealing COVID-19’s Journey and Evolution

Drexel University researchers have reported a method to quickly identify and label mutated versions of the virus that causes COVID-19. Their preliminary analysis, using information from a global database of genetic information gleaned from coronavirus testing, suggests that there are at least six to 10 slightly different versions of the virus infecting people in America, some of which are either the same as, or have subsequently evolved from, strains directly from Asia, while others are the same as those found in Europe.
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Water-Free Way to Make MXenes Could Mean New Uses for the Promising Nanomaterials

Drexel University researchers have discovered a different way to make the atom-thin material that presents a number of new opportunities for using it. The new discovery removes water from the MXene-making process, which means the materials can be used in applications in which water is a contaminant or hampers performance, such as battery electrodes and next-generation solar cells.
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Making More MXene — Researchers Unveil a Scalable Production System for the Promising, 2D Nanomaterials

For more than a decade, two-dimensional nanomaterials, such as graphene, have been touted as the key to making better microchips, batteries, antennas and many other devices. But a significant challenge of using these atom-thin building materials for the technology of the future is ensuring that they can be produced in bulk quantities without losing their quality. For one of the most promising new types of 2D nanomaterials, MXenes, that’s no longer a problem. Researchers at Drexel University and the Materials Research Center in Ukraine have designed a system that can be used to make large quantities of the material while preserving its unique properties.

As part of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of its cooperative education program this academic year, Drexel University hosted the inaugural University-wide Co-op Send-off celebration.

Drexel Sends Co-op Students Off in Style

As part of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of its cooperative education program this academic year, Drexel University hosted the inaugural University-wide Co-op Send-off celebration.
Kristen Furlong spent her first year at Drexel University as an undeclared student through the Goodwin College of Professional Studies’ First-Year Exploratory Studies (FYE) program, which provides undecided students with the opportunity to explore their academic interests and options before selecting a major.

Major-switcher Memoirs: The Growing Support Systems for Undeclared Students at Drexel

Over the last five years, Drexel University has ushered in more than 1,500 undeclared students, and because of the support systems in place, they leave more confident and prepared Dragons.
At a panel on Feb. 12 sponsored by the Steinbright Career Development Center and the College of Engineering, four students and one alumna discussed how they landed co-ops or jobs at Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Google and what it was like to work there.

10 Things Your Fellow Dragons Want You to Know About Working in Big Tech

At a panel on Feb. 12 sponsored by the Steinbright Career Development Center and the College of Engineering, four students and one alumna discussed how they landed co-ops or jobs at Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Google and what it was like to work there.
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Blasting 'Forever' Chemicals Out of the Water with a Blast of Cold Plasma

Researchers from Drexel University have found a way to destroy stubbornly resilient toxic compounds, ominously dubbed “forever chemicals,” that have contaminated the drinking water of millions across the United States.

The members of the Executive Planning Committee attended a day-long retreat before winter break.

Where Do We Want Drexel To Be in 10 Years?

Starting this month, the committee working on Drexel’s new 10-Year Strategic Plan will begin meeting with colleges and schools to seek input on how Drexel should navigate the upcoming crucial decade.