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Kristen Furlong spent her first year at Drexel University as an undeclared student through the Goodwin College of Professional Studies’ First-Year Exploratory Studies (FYE) program, which provides undecided students with the opportunity to explore their academic interests and options before selecting a major.

Major-switcher Memoirs: The Growing Support Systems for Undeclared Students at Drexel

Over the last five years, Drexel University has ushered in more than 1,500 undeclared students, and because of the support systems in place, they leave more confident and prepared Dragons.
Second-year Drexel University students Tara Boonngamanong and Note Nuchprayoon came in first place in the second round of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) game challenge for their aesthetically pleasing obesity prevention game.

Drexel Game Design Students Win Big With ‘Well Spent’

Second-year Drexel University students Tara Boonngamanong and Note Nuchprayoon came in first place in the second round of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) game challenge for their aesthetically pleasing obesity prevention game.
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Drexel and Coventry University to Host Workshop on Serious Games For Health Care

A gathering of international researchers, developers, professors, entrepreneurs and physicians will convene at Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center at the end of March to have a discussion about video games and how they can help improve people’s health, aid the healing process and guide caregivers. 

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Video Game Therapy — Drexel Professors Design Games For Cerebral Palsy Patients

While video games have often been saddled with the reputation of promoting a sedentary lifestyle, a group of Drexel University professors see the digital diversions as a way of helping patients with cerebral palsy to keep on moving. The team, with expertise ranging from game design to movement science, physical therapy and biomedical engineering, recently formed a company called enAble Games, with the goal of making web-based active video games that can be used as part of therapy or rehabilitation exercise sessions.  

Tetris on Cira Centre

Philadelphia Students to Design Skyscraper-Size Video Games

Starting this winter, more than 100 middle-school students from Philadelphia schools and community groups will try their hand at being video game designers, with an opportunity to play their games on one of the biggest screens imaginable: a 29-story building covered with LEDs. Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio is working with young game designers-in-the-making to come up with new games for Brandywine Realty Trust’s Cira Centre office building, an edifice that has twice played host to the largest architectural video game display in the world.

Starbright gameplay. Courtesy of Lunar Rabbit.

Reaching for the Stars in the Entrepreneurial Game Studio

Having recently released their game from Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio, a team made up mostly of women reflects on their game and the industry they hope to enter.
Students working in the Motion Capture Studio at Drexel.

Drexel Game Design Again in Top 10 of Princeton Review List

For the sixth year, Drexel is again high on the Princeton Review list of the United States’ and Canada’s top game design programs.

Drexel and TechGirlz to Create Online Game Design Class For Teens

Recent higher education reports have raised questions about the persistence of inequality in gender representation among college students in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines in the last decade. Employment in the technology sector continues to reflect this disparity. Two local groups are taking steps to reverse this trend by increasing access to tech workshops that encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM-related fields.

Women in Gaming: A Q&A with Frank Lee on GamerGate

A high-profile controversy surfaced in the gaming community late last year which reportedly began with concerns about video game journalism turned to vitriol largely directed at women in gaming. Drexel's gaming expert, Professor Frank Lee, discusses GamerGate and diversity issues.
War of the Worlds

Philly-Style 'War of the Worlds' in Line For Public Arts Funding

The next act for the professor who put Pong and Tetris on Brandywine Realty Trust’s 29-story Cira Centre office building could be a city-wide alien invasion of Philadelphia.
Entrepreneurial Game Studio

Drexel's Entrepreneurial Game Studio Gets Boost From State Economic Development Grant

Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio (EGS) is on its way to becoming a proving ground for enterprising young game developers. As part of a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the studio, which was founded about two years ago by Frank Lee, PhD, an associate professor in Westphal College, will take the next step toward becoming an educational business incubator for undergraduate students pursuing careers in game design.
"Keys to the Collection" launches a game environment of the Barnes' beloved, world-renowned art collection

Jump Inside Virtual Paintings at the Barnes and Explore with a New App Created by Drexel

Drexel University’s School of Education created a new, interactive mobile application for young visitors of the Barnes Foundation. Using 3-D immersive graphics, the touch-screen app, entitled “Keys to the Collection,” launches a game environment of the Barnes’ beloved, world-renowned art collection. The app turns a visit to the Barnes into a game or can be used to explore the Barnes virtually from anywhere.