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Addressing the Elephant in the Circuit — Finally, a Shrinkable Alternative for Capacitors

One of the last remaining unshrinkable obstacles blocking the progress of fully integrated, wearable technology is the clunky component that absorbs and disburses stray electricity and converts alternating current from a power source into the direct current used by most devices. Due to a meager selection of materials that can perform those diverse functions, these components — called electrolytic capacitors — tend to be a limiting factor when it comes to downsizing electronics. But a breakthrough by materials science and engineering researchers at Drexel University and Sungkyunkwan University in Korea could eventually replace them with a capacitor so thin and flexible that it’s literally painted on.
Rogelio Miñana, PhD, department head and professor in the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages in the College of Arts and Sciences. He will chair the new Global Engagement Council.

Provost’s Council to Set Action Plan for Global Engagement 

The Office of the Provost recently established a council to map out a university-wide action plan for global engagement at Drexel.
From the Karren mountain, our Drexel group could see four countries as well as the city of Dornbin and Francis Matin Drexel’s birth house.

In the Footsteps of Francis Martin Drexel: A Field Trip to Dornbirn, Austria

In October, a team of10 Drexel University professors, students and alumni flew to Austria to visit the ancestral birthplace of the University founder’s father.
Philadelphia Skyline

Drexel Researcher Receives NIH Director's Award to Study City Growth

Usama Bilal, MD, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, has been awarded a $1.25-million Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health.
A sensor in an orange box buried in the vast Antarctica snow with a solar sensor on a post next to it

Long Thought Silent Because of Ice, Study Shows East Antarctica Seismically Active

Half of Antarctica has long thought to be seismically dormant, but a Drexel University researcher tripled the number of recorded earthquakes by monitoring for just one year.
Jacob Owens standing and holding Qian Qian

'Pandas' IMAX Movie Follows the First Artificially Bred Panda into the Wild - And Features Plenty of Drexel Connections

From the professor who dreamed up the panda release program to the alums who run it, Dragons play a huge role in "Pandas."
Sharrelle Barber with activist Marielle Franco.

Honoring Assassinated Brazilian Politician, Drexel Professor To Speak on the Global Fight for Black Lives

Drexel's Sharrelle Barber met Brazilian politician and activist Marielle Franco the night she was assassinated. Now, Barber's hoping to inspire others in Franco's name.
A microscopic image of plasmodium cells

Malaria-Carrying Parasites Spread More When They Can Jump Into Multiple Birds - Study

A study out of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University found that blood parasites that cause malaria spread more widely if they can use many different kinds of birds as hosts. But even those "generalist" parasites are limited.
Co-op

As Drexel’s Co-op Centennial Approaches, Check Out What Dragons Are Working on Today


The Steinbright Career Development Center recently released the winning photos from its annual Co-op Photo Contest.
Ryan Roe with Soohorang, the mascot of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

A Drexel Co-op at the 2018 Winter Olympics

One Drexel University student is currently in South Korea for a co-op working at the 2018 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics games.

  Back row, left to right: Dean Cohen, Amy Gottsegen, Kelly Weissberger (Associate Director, CSD), Ashleigh Jugan, Nicholas Barber, Vincent O’Leary, Provost Blake, Riki McDaniel, Ian Nichols, Caitlin Walczyk, Sam Buczek, Meredith Wooten (Director, CSD), Dean Van Bockstaele, Martha Meiers (Program Coordinator, CSD). Front row, left to right: Caitlin Cooper, Ana Monastero, Jacob Baron, Dylan O’Donoghue, Marina D’souza, Gabrielle Salib, Emily Coyle (Fellowships Advisor, CSD). Photo credit Jordan Stein.

Meet the Drexel Dragons up for the Biggest Awards This Year

Drexel University’s Center for Scholar Development recently hosted an event to recognize the hard work and initiative taken by those students who applied for major fellowships this year.
Members of the International Graduate Student Association in front of the biowall prior to their Thanksgiving dinner.

Serving International Graduate Students on Campus and Abroad


Serving International Graduate Students on Campus and Abroad

The International Graduate Student Association plays a big part in helping foreign students find their footing at Drexel.