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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.
Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

Read all about the sponsored research, major gifts and recognition that were recently received by faculty at Drexel — like the Dornsife School of Public Health’s Alex Ortega, PhD, who was awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to study psychiatric and substance use disorders among island Puerto Ricans impacted by Hurricane Maria.
First-year students and resident assistants hang out in a dorm room in Drexel's Bentley Hall.

Students Move In, Marvel at Bentley Hall Phase 1 Renovations

Three hundred and sixty six Drexel students moved into Bentley Hall, formerly Calhoun Hall, for the first time since 2015 after phase one renovations were made to the building itself.
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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.

Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — August

This month’s installments offers information about the end of the 2018–2019 academic year and how employees can sign up for the Supervisory Certificate Program, Peer Ambassador Program and the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentorship program.
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The Names Behind Drexel Buildings

Ever wondered who Bossone or Stratton or Disque were, and why those are the names of buildings on Drexel’s University City Campus?
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As Rocky Mountain Region Plans Its Energy Future, Study Suggests Reigning in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Will Save Hundreds of Lives and Billions of Dollars

Research by Drexel University and the University of Colorado at Boulder suggests that imposing fees on energy producers that emit greenhouse gas could improve the health and financial well-being of the Rocky Mountain region.

Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Spring 2019

Read all about the sponsored research and major gifts and recognition that were recently received by faculty at Drexel, like the 53 faculty and staff members who were named this year’s Drexel Areas of Research Excellence (DARE) awardees.
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Photo Recap: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Drexel’s New Veterans Lounge

The space in the Creese Student Center officially opened with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony last month. Tom Masci '68, an Army vet, made a generous gift to help with the improvements to the area, which boasts a business center, study tables and a small meeting area.
A poster and materials from The Drexel Collection related to international travel at Drexel.

Exploring Drexel’s Diverse History, One Class Project at a Time

A new spin on an old class enabled Drexel students to research areas of University history that spoke to them, such as women, LGBTQ+ students, working-class students and international students at Drexel.
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Heard Around Campus — June

With commencement season over, summer term already started and the fiscal year coming to an end, there’s a lot of deadlines and news that faculty and staff should be aware of going into July.
Drexel's commencement ended with a fireworks show.

Commencement 2019 in Tweets

Here’s what graduates, faculty, staff, friends, family, mentors and honorees had to say on Twitter about Drexel University’s 131st commencement ceremony hosted at Citizens Bank Park on June 14.