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All In The News tagged "technology"

Drexel Will Conduct All Final Exams Remotely Because of Coronavirus

Michael Shelmet, director of Instructional Technology at Drexel, was quoted in a March 13Philadelphia Inquirer story about how the University will be transitioning to online final exams for the first time, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Penn is the Nation's Sixth Best School for Tech Transfer, Report Finds

Drexel was mentioned as the 46th "Best University for Technology Transfer" in a Philadelphiamagazine story about Milken Institute's ranking of the top 200 universities that are able to turn their research into actual products or research-driven startups.

Spotlight on Smartphone App Orai

The Philadelphia Business Journal published a March 16 story about Orai, a startup cofounded by Drexel students Danish Dhamani of the College of Engineering and Paritosh Gupta of the College of Computing and Informatics. Orai, housed in the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship,  is a smartphone app that provides deep analysis of a user’s public speaking skills and coaches them to improve their techniques through machine learning and artificial intelligence. 

A Nationwide Tour Will Stop in Philly as it Seeks to Fill 100,000 Tech Jobs

Drexel was mentioned in a March 9 Technically Philly post about Tech Jobs Tour, a 50-state jobs fair that is attempting to fill 100,000 tech jobs in one year. Philadelphia will host the tour's Pennsylvania stop.

Penn, Drexel Among Top 50 Schools for U.S. Utility Patents Worldwide

The Philadelphia Business Journal featured Drexel July 25 in a story about Drexel being in the top 50 ranking in U.S. utility patents. Drexel President John A. Fry, Keith Orris, senior vice president for corporate relations and economic development; and Robert McGrath, PhD, senior associate vice provost for technology commercialization, were quoted.

4 Area Colleges Rank in Top 50 Worldwide for Patents

Drexel was featured in a July 13 Philadelphia Inquirer story as one of the four universities in the region to rank in the top 50 worldwide for the number of U.S. patents granted in 2015. Keith Orris, senior vice president for Corporate Relations and Economic Development, was quoted.

These Drexel Students Are Building a Hyperloop Human Transport Pod



Ajmal Yousuff, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, and undergraduate engineering students Frederick Wachter, Richard Crane, Oliver Tillman and Om Mahida were quoted in a Jan. 18 Technically Philly story about a team of Drexel students participating in the SpaceX Hyperloop competition to design a transportation pod for a high-speed rail system.

Drexel Dedicates New Space For Medical Device Developers

Keith Orris, senior vice president for corporate relations and economic development, was quoted in a Dec. 5 story about Drexel opening a new collaborative accelerator space for medical device developers. 

Stats Show That Philly is a Rising Tech Hub

Drexel was mentioned in a Dec. 2 Philadelphia magazine post about Philadelphia as a rising tech hub. 

Steve Jobs: The Movie and the Zeitgeist

Drexel was mentioned in a Nov. 5 Inside Higher Ed story as the first college to commit to buy the Apple Macintosh personal computer for its students.


Drexel was mentioned as the host of Philly CodeFest in a Feb. 23 segment on WPVI-TV (6-abc). The two-day coding marathon challenged participants to approach some of society’s biggest problems with creative technological solutions.

Tufts Medical School to Host Medical Education Hackathon

The “Dragon Hacks” hackathon hosted by Drexel’s student chapter of IEEE was mentioned in a Jan. 29 Boston Business Journal article about Tufts Medical School hosting a medical education hackathon.