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All In The News tagged "College of Engineering"

Sorry, Your Houseplants Aren't Cleaning the Air in Your Home

Michael Waring, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Nov. 13 Well + Good post about his research that debunks the myth that potted plants can improve indoor air quality.

Opening A Window Will Improve Indoor Air Quicker Than Chic House Plants

Michael Waring, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in Nov. 8 stories in Forbes and Consumer Affairs about his research that indicates houseplants do not contribute to improving indoor air quality.

Houseplants Do Not Improve Indoor Air After All, Drexel Study Finds

Michael Waring, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was featured in Nov. 8 Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly VoiceAir Quality News and Medical Daily stories about his research on potted plants. Related stories also appeared on Nov. 7 in the Minnesota Post, Geek.com, Mental Floss and an MSN.com piece and was picked up by a number of television affiliates across the country. 

Sorry, But Plants Don’t Improve Indoor Air Quality, New Study Finds

Michael Waring, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Nov. 8 Atlanta Journal-Constitution story about his research that found potted plants do not contribute to improving indoor air quality. 

Your Houseplants Aren't Actually Improving the Air Quality in Your Home

Michael Waring, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Nov. 6 Newsweek story about his research which debunks the myth that potted plants can improve air quality indoors.

Houseplants Do Not 'Cleanse' The Air After All

Michael Waring, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Nov. 6 Yahoo Health story about his research which debunks the myth that potted plants can improve air quality indoors.

Coal-Ash Spheres Keep Concrete from Cracking

Yaghoob Farnam, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in an Oct. 29 New Atlas story about his research to develop a concrete-strengthening additive from the waste ash of coal power plants.

Feces and Needles ‘Jumping in the Air’: City Street Cleaners Want Better Safety Gear

Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in an Oct. 24 WHYY.org story about Philadelphia street cleaners requesting better safety equipment to protect against emissions from their equipment, dust and debris.

B.PHL Innovation Fest to Feature 'Broad City' Star, Netflix Co-Founder

Youngmoo Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center was quoted in a Sept. 9 Philadelphia Business Journal story about the upcoming B.PHL innovation festival. 

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.