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Academy of Natural Sciences to Provide Scientific Guidance in Watershed Protection

The Academy of Natural Sciences has received a major grant from the William Penn Foundation to support watershed protection and restoration in the Delaware watershed.

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New Historical Marker Dedicated to Academy of Natural Sciences Founding in 1812

State and local officials gathered this week in the oldest part of the city to dedicate a historical marker near the site of the founding of the Academy of Natural Sciences two centuries ago.

Drexel at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.

Dr. Ted Daeschler

Fossil Fish Brings Broader Understanding of 'Fish-Eat-Fish' World

Scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have described another new lobe-finned fossil fish species from the same time and place in the Canadian Arctic as the famous precursor to limbed animals, Tiktaalik roseae, which they discovered several years ago.

Dr. Clyde Goulden (far left) discusses climate change with Mongolian students. Credit: Dr. Bazartseren Boldgiv

Academy Scientists Receive Top Honors for Long-Term Research and Training Initiatives in Mongolia

Dr. Clyde Goulden, a pioneering ecologist and director of the Asia Center of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, has devoted his life to studying climate change and how it is affecting Mongolian herders and the pristine 2-million-year-old Lake Hövsgöl. His efforts have now been recognized with Mongolia’s highest award to foreigners, the Order of the Polar Star. In a separate honor, Dr. Jon Gelhaus, Academy curator of entomology and professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has received the Kublai Khan medal for his scientific achievements in Mongolia.

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Drexel Researchers Investigate Impact of Biowall

Just how effective is the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building’s “biowall” at air purification? A team of Drexel researchers—and their students—are working to find the answer.

Sustainability in the Built environment minor

Westphal Launches New Minor in Sustainability

The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design recently launched a new minor intended to meet a growing demand from architecture and interiors students looking for more in-depth knowledge and content related to sustainable design.
Cuisine from the Collections

Crickets, Worms on Menu at Halloween Cocktail Party Hosted by Academy of Natural Sciences

Cuisine From the Collections will take place from 7–10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway). Adventurous grazers will be treated to an eclectic variety of food options such as venison, seaweed and dishes prepared with ingredients not found in most kitchens, including healthful crickets and worms.
Dr. Douglas J. Futuyma, distinguished professor of ecology and evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook

Academy of Natural Sciences Joseph Leidy Award Goes to a Stony Brook Evolutionary Biologist

A leading evolutionary biologist whose textbooks on evolution are widely read by college students around the country will receive the prestigious Joseph Leidy Award, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University announced today.

Giant Panda Conservation Researchers from China to Speak at Drexel

Three leading scientists involved in the conservation of giant pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu, China will present a mini-symposium, “Biology and Conservation of the Giant Panda,” at Drexel University on August 22.

Academy Celebrates Bugs in August With Nature's Assassins and Bug Fest

Dozens of live deadly scorpions, notorious black widow spiders, and giant centipedes will be on special display throughout August, as the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University celebrates its Bicentennial with bug month. The creepy crawly experience really ratchets up Aug. 11 and 12 with the 5th annual Bug Fest celebration.

Private Landowners Can Help Protect Biodiversity "Arks" in Tropical Reserves

Many of the world’s tropical protected areas are struggling to sustain their biodiversity, according to a study just published in Nature by more than 200 scientists from around the world. Among them, Drexel's  Dr. Sean O’Donnell, highlighted the important, beneficial role of private landowners who work to preserve biodiversity in their land surrounding tropical reserves.