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All In The News tagged "College of Engineering"

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Concerned By Economic, Environmental Impact of Refinery Fire and Shutdown

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz Professor of Environmental Science in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 31 Philadelphia Free Press story about testimony he provided for a PA Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee hearing about to the environmental impact of the recent explosion and fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia.

College Is Creating Poverty, So Let’s Make It Free, Says Temple’s Sara Goldrick-Rab

Youngmoo Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was mentioned in a July 15 Technically Philly story about a TEDxPhiladelphia talk by a Temple professor who proposed making college free. Kim’s talk at the event addressed how technology culture can become more inclusive.  

Possible Future Uses for PES Refinery Call Into Question Cleanup Plans There

Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 3 Plan Philly story about plans for the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery site.

PES Refinery Fire and Closure

Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was a guest on the July 2 episode of WHYY's "Radio Times," which focused on the air quality effects of the recent fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia and its subsequent closing. 

Malcolm Jenkins and Drexel Are Full ‘STEAM’ Ahead

A June 28 Philadelphia Inquirer story mentioned the six-week summer STEAM camp hosted by the ExCITe Center and the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation. This is the fourth year that the groups have teamed up to provide the camp for children in West Philadelphia’s Promise Zone.

West Chester Firm Lets You Tag and Track Your Suitcase, Lands First Contract with a Major Airline

Kapil Dandekar, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a June 26 Philadelphia Inquirer story about new technology that is using RIFD tags to track luggage in airports.

Contrast Agent Uses Heart’s Electricity to Activate Itself

Steven Wrenn, PhD,  an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a June 24  Medgadget  story about his collaborative research with  Brett Angel, MD , a faculty member from the College of Medicine, to develop a cardiac imaging contrast agent triggered by the heart’s electrical activity.

The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation Partners with Drexel University to Sponsor Free Summer Camp for Kids

Youngmoo Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in a June 22 Philadelphia Tribune story about ExCITe hosting a summer camp for local students with the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation. The six-week summer program will include activities focused on science, technology, engineering, athletics, arts and math.

Officials Say Air Tests from Refinery Fire Showed No Immediate Danger. EPA Data Show Company Has past High-Priority Violations.

Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a number of stories on June 21, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, NPR State Impact, Philly Voice, WPVI-TV (6-abc), WCAU-TV (NBC-10) about the air quality effects of an explosion and fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia. He was also interviewed in a WCAU-TV (NBC-10) story on June 22 story that was picked up by a number of NBC affiliates across the country.

Experts, Neighbors Worry About Air Quality After Refinery Fires

Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 20, WCAU-TV (NBC-10) about the South Philadelphia refinery that caught on fire after a series of dramatic explosions Friday morning. It's the region's largest single source of air pollution even when it's not burning.

New Dye Helps Control 'Lighting' for Sharper Images of Heart

Brett Angel, MD , a faculty member from the College of Medicine, was quoted in a June 18 DotMed Health Care Business News story about collaborate research with Steven Wrenn, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, to develop a cardiac imaging contrast agent triggered by the heart’s electrical activity.




Philly Refinery Fire Under Investigation; Pollution Impact Unclear

Peter DeCarlo, PhD , an associate professor in the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in a June 11  WHYY  story about the health effects resulting from a fire Monday night at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery.