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Drexel University’s Liberty Scholars program has awarded more than $76 million in full-tuition scholarships to more than 400 low-income graduates from Philadelphia high schools.

The Life of a Liberty Scholar

Since 2010, Drexel University’s Liberty Scholars program has awarded more than $76 million in full-tuition scholarships to more than 400 low-income graduates from Philadelphia high schools. But supporting these students through graduation takes more — and means more — than what money can buy. 
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Expanding the Use of Silicon in Batteries, By Preventing Electrodes From Expanding

Silicon anodes are generally viewed as the next development in lithium-ion battery technology. Silicon’s ability to absorb more charge translates to longer battery life and smaller batteries, if researchers can check the physical expansion of the silicon that comes with charging. Research from Drexel University and the Trinity College in Ireland, suggests that adding MXene ink to the silicon electrode-making process would do just that.
Kat Brandel interviewed Marc Vetri '90, a local chef and philanthropist, for an interview for her KatsKrave blog. Photo credit Kris Tookes.

Food for Thought: A Senior Project Showcasing Philly’s Food Scene

Entertainment and arts management major Kat Brandel created an Instagram account, website and video series highlighting the restaurants and people in Philly’s food scene — and raised money for a local hunger relief organization.
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Controlling What Goes on 'Between the Sheets' is Key to Optimizing MXenes' Abilities

New research from the College of Engineering shows how to customize the properties of materials called MXenes, which have displayed exceptional abilities to conduct electricity and block electromagnetic radiation.

 

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Drexel and Arizona State Researchers Look at Risk of Infection From Water in the Air at Home

Researchers from Arizona State University and Drexel University have developed a more detailed framework for understanding and managing the risk of transmitting a bacterial disease via water spray from sinks, showers and toilets. As continuous testing of indoor water is not always feasible, the guidelines can help to identify water use situations that could increase the risk of exposure.
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Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Fall 2018

This update reflects the sponsored research and major gifts, honors and recognition that were recently received by faculty at Drexel University.

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'Rippling' Under Pressure — From Playing Cards to Tectonic Plates, This is What Happens When Layered Materials are Pushed to the Brink

Looking deeper into the internal behavior of layered solids and formations— from graphene sheets, to wood laminates, to geological formations — researchers at Drexel University are gaining a better understanding of a buckling phenomenon that occurs within the layers of the materials as they are put under pressure.
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Top Drexel Stories of 2018

2018 was a big year for Drexel University. Thanks to DrexelNow, you can relive the year's top stories concerning faculty, staff and students who were involved with some of the biggest news and events on and off campus.
"Nano Lord Voldemort" by Armin Vahid Mohammadi, Auburn University.

The Drexel Collection’s New Exhibit Highlights Art at the Nanoscale

Beautiful images of materials photographed at the microscopic level will be displayed in The Drexel Collection's new NanoArtography exhibit, which opens Dec. 14.
Faculty and staff enjoyed a luncheon at the ceremony.

674 Faculty and Staff Honored for Their Drexel Work Anniversaries

Drexel University’s annual service recognition luncheon recognized faculty and staff for their years of service to the University.

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Addressing the Elephant in the Circuit — Finally, a Shrinkable Alternative for Capacitors

One of the last remaining unshrinkable obstacles blocking the progress of fully integrated, wearable technology is the clunky component that absorbs and disburses stray electricity and converts alternating current from a power source into the direct current used by most devices. Due to a meager selection of materials that can perform those diverse functions, these components — called electrolytic capacitors — tend to be a limiting factor when it comes to downsizing electronics. But a breakthrough by materials science and engineering researchers at Drexel University and Sungkyunkwan University in Korea could eventually replace them with a capacitor so thin and flexible that it’s literally painted on.
Drexel Postdoctoral Association board members.

The Secret Life of Postdocs, Vol. 3

The board members of the newly formed Drexel Postdoctoral Association (DPA) are aiming to bring more visibility, resources to Drexel’s postdoctoral community.