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Drexel launches Minor in Pediatric Engineering

Drexel Establishes Nation’s First Minor in Pediatric Engineering for Students in STEM and Health Fields

The ongoing pandemic and the unique challenges to health care delivery it continues to create have brought to light the need for medical professionals to have a broader skillset to solve the most complex and pressing challenges. Because of this need, and to ensure technology and clinical care are optimized to an individual patient’s needs, Drexel University recently launched an unprecedented offering for future leaders in STEM and health disciplines: a new minor in pediatric engineering.

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  • Closeup shot of a group of medical practitioners joining their hands together in a huddle Drexel University and University of Arizona Partner for Collaborative Complementary and Integrative Health Degree and Certification
    July 23, 2021

    Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions announced that it will offer a collaborative degree and certification program in Complimentary and Integrative Health with The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) at the University of Arizona starting Fall 2021. The Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH)/ Integrative Health or Wellness (IHW) Coaching Pathway Program is designed for qualified students who wish to pursue a Master of Science (MS) in Complementary and Integrative Health at Drexel, while concurrently pursuing an Integrative Health or Wellness Coaching certification from AWCIM.
  • Internal medicine and student health re-join clinical practices of the College of Medicine Drexel Medicine Resumes Management of Internal Medicine Practice and Student Health Center
    July 13, 2021

    The Drexel Internal Medicine practice at 219 North Broad Street and Drexel University’s Student Health Center have rejoined the clinical practices of the College of Medicine. Previously managed by Tower Health Medical Group, the practices returned to Drexel effective July 1, which ensures continuation of these needed services and reflects Drexel’s mission-driven approach to student and population health in Philadelphia.

  • Fry Drexel Rowing President John Fry To Serve As the CAA Representative on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors
    July 12, 2021

    Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Joe D’Antonio has announced that Drexel University President John Fry has been selected as the Conference’s representative on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors.
  • Drexel launches Minor in Pediatric Engineering Drexel Establishes Nation’s First Minor in Pediatric Engineering for Students in STEM and Health Fields
    June 25, 2021

    The ongoing pandemic and the unique challenges to health care delivery it continues to create have brought to light the need for medical professionals to have a broader skillset to solve the most complex and pressing challenges. Because of this need, and to ensure technology and clinical care are optimized to an individual patient’s needs, Drexel University recently launched an unprecedented offering for future leaders in STEM and health disciplines: a new minor in pediatric engineering.

  • Rendering of The West Tower in the Schuylkill Yards development Brandywine Realty Trust and Drexel University Break Ground on The West Tower at Schuylkill Yards
    June 24, 2021

    Brandywine Realty Trust and Drexel University marked the commencement of construction of 3025 JFK, the first vertical development within Schuylkill Yards – a $3.5 billion innovation neighborhood in University City – with a groundbreaking ceremony on June 24 featuring state and local dignitaries and project partners.

  • Urban Health Collaborative Launches COVID-19 Data Dashboard Drexel’s Urban Health Collaborative Launches COVID-19 Data Dashboard on Vaccination Disparities
    June 17, 2021

    The Urban Health Collaborative, housed in Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, recently published its “COVID-19 Health Inequities in Cities” dashboard – which exposes deeply intrenched inequities in cities across the United States through the lens of comprehensive data on COVID-19 outcomes. Unlike other COVID-19 dashboards that look at data at broader scales, the Drexel website offers data on inequities at the individual (racial/ethnic disparities), neighborhood (using zip code and social vulnerability measures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and city (characteristics such as overcrowding, health infrastructure, etc.) levels on COVID-19 outcomes including vaccination rates.

  • Portrait photo Maisha Kelly Drexel University Names Bucknell’s Maisha Kelly New Director of Athletics
    June 16, 2021

    Following a national search, Drexel University has named Maisha Kelly, a seasoned collegiate athletics administrator with deep Philadelphia roots, as the University’s new director of Athletics. Kelly, currently serving as Bucknell University’s senior associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator, will start at Drexel in mid-July and will succeed Eric Zillmer, PsyD, director of Athletics, who decided to step down in the spring after more than two decades of incredible service.

  • Text on image reads National Autism Indicators Report: Family Perspectives on Services and Supports, and includes logos for Life Course Outcomes Program and A.J. Drexel Autism Institute States’ Developmental Disability Services Lacking for Autistic Adults and Their Families
    May 25, 2021

    In the latest National Autism Indicators Report, researchers from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute found families of autistic adults who use Developmental Disability services face gaps in services and supports, lack of emergency planning and barriers to community participation.
  • Opening in Fall 2021 and housed in the University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, the Center will be led by inaugural director Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH, an assistant professor at Dornsife. Drexel Names New Center on Racism and Health, Center Director
    May 20, 2021

    Drexel University will officially establish and name a new center on racism and health as The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements and Population Health Equity. The Center was made possible through a generous gift from philanthropists Dana and David Dornsife to the School earlier this academic year. Opening in Fall 2021 and housed in the University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, the Center will be led by inaugural director Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH, an assistant professor at Dornsife.

  • Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, to address graduates at Drexel College of Medicine 2021 Commencement Physician-scientist and mRNA Researcher Drew Weissman, MD, PhD to Address Graduates at Drexel’s College of Medicine Commencement
    May 13, 2021

    An international leader in RNA biology, Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will address the graduates of Drexel’s College of Medicine during its commencement ceremony on May 18.

  • Drexel and Pennsylvania Horticulural Society representatives cut the ribbon at the Gateway Garden on 32nd and Market Streets Drexel and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Celebrate Opening of New Garden
    May 12, 2021

    Drexel University and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society celebrated the completion and opening of a new garden for the Drexel community and the public. Drexel President John Fry and PHS President Matt Rader marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 12. Attendees at the event were limited and COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines were enforced.

  • NYC Hunter's Point Park Study: Parks Not Only Safe, but Essential During the Pandemic
    May 12, 2021

    Parks played an important role for people seeking respite from the toll of social isolation during the pandemic, and according to new research from Drexel University, they did so without increasing the spread of COVID-19. The study looked at how people used 22 parks in Philadelphia and New York during the height of the pandemic and it found no strong correlation between park use and the number of confirmed cases in surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Senior U.S. District Court Judge C. Darnell Jones, II and Philadelphia Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson Will Address Kline School of Law Graduates at Commencement Senior U.S. District Court Judge C. Darnell Jones, II and Philadelphia Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson Will Address Kline School of Law Graduates at Commencement
    May 11, 2021

    Philadelphia Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson will address the 2020 graduates and Senior U.S. District Court Judge C. Darnell Jones, II will address the 2021 graduates of the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law at commencement on Wednesday, May 19, at the La Salle University’s McCarthy Stadium (1900 W. Onley Avenue).

  • Physician with patient Drexel Research Awarded for Potential to Improve Heart and Ear Health in Children
    May 6, 2021

    Two Drexel researchers received prestigious Individual Biomedical Research Awards from The Hartwell Foundation to support their work aimed at benefitting the health of children of the United States. Each award includes $100,000 in research funding per year for three years.

  • check with three 100 dollar bills Study: Gender Pay Gaps in Nonprofits Are Even Greater When There Is Room for Salary Negotiations
    May 4, 2021

    With increased media attention and political campaigns focusing on the gender pay gap, the fact that women — on average — are paid less than men, has become an important public discussion. While much of the focus has been on the corporate sector, a new study that looked at executive compensation at nonprofit organizations found that women earn 8.9% less than men with the gap becoming greater when there is room for salary negotiations.

  • MXene Layers Medical Device Startup Nephria Bio to Use Drexel's MXene Filter Material in Wearable Artificial Kidney Technology
    April 29, 2021

    Drexel University’s MXene material is one step closer to transforming the lives of people suffering from end-stage kidney disease. Nephria Bio, Inc., a U.S.-based spin-off of the South Korean medical device company EOFlow Co., Ltd., has signed a licensing agreement with the University to use the two-dimensional material, discovered at Drexel, as a filter in a wearable artificial kidney device it is developing. The technology could allow many of the millions of people suffering from end-stage kidney disease worldwide to move more freely, without spending hours each week anchored to large dialysis machines.

     

  • aphid Defense Mechanisms in Aphids Can Become a Double-edged Sword, Sharpened by the Seasons
    April 20, 2021

    Evolution is unfolding in real time within many natural animal populations and researchers are now observing how this influences biodiversity in the field. In a newly published study in Molecular Ecology a team of Drexel University scientists examined the biological variations in pea aphids, insects that reproduce frequently enough to evolve before our eyes, by tracing the prevalence of their protective endosymbiont, Hamiltonella defensa, which the insects use to ward off parasitoid wasps.

     

  • MXene annealing Drexel Helps to Establish First Trade Association for Expanding Research, Development and Commercial Use of MXene Materials
    April 19, 2021

    A decade after Drexel University researchers made the pathbreaking discovery of a family of versatile, two-dimensional materials, which they dubbed MXenes, the University is helping to establish a global trade association for researchers, manufacturers and companies that are working with the materials. Called the MXene Association, it will serve as the professional body to establish standards and best practices, connect researchers and corporations and promote the research and development involving the materials.

     
  • Headshot of commecement speaker Elijah Anderson, one of the most distinguished urban ethnographers Urban Ethnographer Elijah Anderson to Address Graduates at Drexel’s University-wide Commencement
    April 14, 2021

    One of the nation’s most influential scholars in the field of urban inequality, Elijah Anderson, will address the class of 2021 at Drexel’s university-wide commencement ceremony on June 11. Provided that health and safety regulations and best practices allow, Drexel University will return to Citizens Bank Park to celebrate the graduating class. The ceremony will be live-streamed.

  • remote assistant The Future of Artificial Intelligence Requires the Guidance of Sociology
    April 13, 2021

    In the race to out-compete other companies– artificial intelligence (AI) design is lacking a deep understanding of what data about humans mean and its relation to equity. Two Drexel University sociologists suggest we pay greater attention to the societal impact of AI, as it is appearing more frequently than ever before.

  • Stress from Work and Social Interactions Put Women at Higher Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Stress from Work and Social Interactions Put Women at Higher Risk of Coronary Heart Disease, Drexel Study Suggests
    April 9, 2021

    Psychosocial stress – typically resulting from difficulty coping with challenging environments – may work synergistically to put women at significantly higher risk of developing coronary heart disease, according to a study by researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
  • Red text on white background reading "Disrupting Disparities in Pennsylvania: Retooling for Geographic, Racial and Ethnic Growth" New Research Shows Disparities Limiting Access to Health Care Services, Including COVID-19 Vaccines, In Pennsylvania’s Underserved Communities
    April 5, 2021

    Report by AARP Pennsylvania and Drexel University Finds Health Inequities Driven by Geography and Race, Shortage of Health Care Workers, Digital Divide, and Pharmacy Deserts
  • Neighborhood COVID-19 disparities (Photo by Morgan Burke Creative Commons License) Your Neighborhood May Influence Your COVID-19 Risk, Drexel Study Suggests
    March 29, 2021

    Markers of the pandemic’s impact – testing rates, positivity ratio (cases among total tests), case rates by overall population and deaths – are clustered in neighborhoods, with low-income and predominantly minority communities experiencing worse outcomes than wealthier and predominantly white neighborhoods. The findings, part of the first research to look at comprehensive neighborhood-level data from March through September 2020 from three large U.S. cities – Chicago, New York and Philadelphia – were published today in Annals of Internal Medicine by researchers from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.

  • Person typing on laptop computer Autism Online: A Review of How Autistic People Communicate Virtually
    March 15, 2021

    Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute collected and reviewed published research about how autistic youth and adults use the internet to communicate and provide a framework for understanding contributions, gaps and opportunities in online autistic communities.

  • Lighbulb lit near a laptop Drexel Solutions Institute and Merck Launch Leadership Program for Diverse Suppliers
    March 10, 2021

    Drexel University announced a collaboration with Merck & Co., Inc., on a new initiative that will help diverse business owners enhance their leadership and business acumen and strengthen and grow their companies. The inaugural cohort of the newly launched “Merck Drexel Advanced Leadership Program for Diverse Suppliers (Merck Drexel ALP)” began coursework for the four-month certificate program last week.
  • Amina Ahmed’s artistic process stems from a geometry practice. Her work expands on the eight-fold, referred to as the breath pattern, which layers the dynamic and static square—universally found in folk and traditional art. Drexel Will Re-Open the Pearlstein Gallery in April to Introduce ‘Breathing Room’
    March 1, 2021

    Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will re-open on Friday, April 2, 2021 after COVID-19 closed the doors to its contemporary art space for the last year. Fittingly, the Pearlstein Gallery will open with a new exhibition, called Breathing Room, presented in collaboration with local gallery Twelve Gates Arts.

  • Due to Low Satisfaction with Care Access, Some Rural Enrollees in Medicare Advantage are Switching to Traditional Medicare Due to Low Satisfaction with Care Access, Rural Enrollees in Medicare Advantage are Switching to Traditional Medicare
    March 1, 2021

    More than one out of every 10 seniors (10.5%) enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, also known as a Medicare managed care option, and living in a rural area, switched to traditional Medicare during 2010-2016. The switch was driven primarily due to low satisfaction with care access, according to a study published this week in Health Affairs from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health

  • Director of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership® Lynn Yeakel with Previous Woman One Scholars Founder of Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra Jeri Lynne Johnson to Receive 2021 Woman One Award
    February 25, 2021

    The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine will present the Woman One Award to Jeri Lynne Johnson, Founder and Artistic Director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, on April 26, 2021, in a livestreamed webcast from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • open for business Raynier Institute & Foundation Establishes Fund to Support Minority Entrepreneurship at Drexel and the Science Center
    February 18, 2021

    The Raynier Institute & Foundation, a Seattle-based philanthropic organization with Philadelphia roots, has partnered with Drexel University and the University City Science Center to improve access to capital for minority entrepreneurs in the area. The institutions will collaboratively manage a seed fund created by a $500,000 grant from the Foundation, which was founded by an heir of Philadelphia transportation and real estate magnate Peter Widener, and supports programs of high merit for the betterment of humanity.
  • Several young kids prepping vegetables Talking to Kids about Weight: What the Internet Says and Why Researchers Are Wary
    December 17, 2020

    Researchers from the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University systematically reviewed numerous independently published guidelines for having conversations with children about weight status to analyze their content, consistency, actionability and scientific support. They recommend future guidelines unify their messages for caregivers and health care professionals and be better supported by scholarly data.

  • Successful Pilot Integrates PrEP and Syringe Exchange Services to Increase Arsenal of HIV Prevention Tools for Women Who Inject Drugs Successful Pilot Integrates PrEP and Syringe Exchange Services
    December 16, 2020

    A new study shows that implementing PrEP distribution within a community-based syringe services program gets the medication into the hands of women who inject drugs — a population disproportionately impacted by HIV. The results, from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, were recently published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • SEPTA cleaning SEPTA and Drexel Team up to Battle COVID-19
    December 15, 2020

    Researchers from Drexel University will be working with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) on a partnership aimed at enhancing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on public transportation. Through a recently formed partnership, the institutions are pursuing a federal grant for research into risk assessment, mitigation and communication strategies that will help keep riders safe and healthy.

     

  • Wrist worn fitness tracker sitting atop a notebook, pen and magazine. All items are siting in front of a lap top. Does Sharing Health Data Help Maintain Weight Loss?
    December 14, 2020

    Research from the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University suggests that health counselors having access to self-monitored health data would improve a person’s weight loss maintenance.
  • MXene coating for fabrics Faraday Fabric? MXene Coating Could Prevent Electromagnetic Interference in Wearable Devices
    December 11, 2020

    Researchers at Drexel University’s College of Engineering have reported that fabric coated with a conductive, two-dimensional material called MXene, is highly effective at blocking electromagnetic waves and potentially harmful radiation. The discovery is a key development for efforts to weave technological capabilities into clothing and accessories.

  • Photo of Drexel's three new trustees (left to right): Jerry James Martin, Alfred F. Altomari, Angela Dowd-Burton Drexel Board of Trustees Appoints New Members
    December 10, 2020

    Drexel University has appointed three new members to its Board of Trustees. The new members are Alfred F. Altomari, chair and CEO of Agile Therapeutics; Angela Dowd-Burton, president and CEO of Dowd-Burton and Associates; and Jerry James Martin, a retired senior Federal Bank regulator with over 37 years at the United States Treasury Department.

  • Dana and David Dornsife $9 Million Gift from Philanthropists Dana and David Dornsife to Establish Center on Racism and Health at Drexel
    December 1, 2020

    A $9 million gift from Drexel University alumna Dana Dornsife and her husband David to the University’s School of Public Health will help launch a new Center on Racism and Health, recruit and retain faculty experts on racial inequities in health and endow the deanship for public health. The longtime philanthropists, widely known for their humanitarian efforts, are the largest single benefactors in the University’s history, having donated more than $70 million. The School of Public Health was named in their honor after a $45 million gift in 2015.

  • Image of text: National Autism Indicators Report, Health and Health Care November 2020 including the logos for the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and the Life Course Outcomes Program National Autism Indicators Report: The Complex Health and Health Care of Individuals with Autism
    December 1, 2020

    In the recently published sixth report in the National Autism Indicators Report series, researchers from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute highlight a holistic picture of what health and health care look like across the life course for people on the autism spectrum.
  • Sellers and Realtors Working Together May Make More Homes Smoke-free and Easier to Sell Sellers and Realtors Working Together May Make More Homes Smoke-free and Easier to Sell, Drexel Study Says
    November 30, 2020

    Even in a strong market, tobacco smoke residue in a home may discourage buyers from considering a property, according to a survey of 329 realtors in four Philadelphia-area counties published this month in the journal Tobacco Regulatory Science.

  • 5G MXene antenna Ultrathin, Spray-Applied MXene Antennas Are Ready for 5G
    November 30, 2020

    New antennas so thin that they can be sprayed into place are also robust enough to provide a strong signal at bandwidths that will be used by fifth-generation (5G) mobile devices. Performance results for the antennas, which are made from a new type of two-dimensional material called MXene, were recently reported by researchers at Drexel University and could have rammifications for mobile, wearable and connected “internet of things” (IoT) technology.

     

  • Blue background with words CBC Virtual Kickback Drexel to Launch New Center for Black Culture With Virtual Event
    November 9, 2020

    Drexel University will celebrate the virtual opening of its new Center for Black Culture Nov. 12, with a "Virtual Kickback" to welcome Black students, faculty, professional staff, alumni and allies.  The Center will serve as a resource for the University community to gain a greater understanding of the Black experience and support a welcoming and wholly inclusive campus environment.

  • The word medicaid written on a puzzle piece being placed in the larger puzzle Drexel Study: Medicaid and Adults on the Autism Spectrum
    October 15, 2020

    Using administrative data from the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX), researchers from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute found a substantial increase in the percent of adults receiving services for autism in the Medicaid population from 2008-2012.

  • (s)heroes art exhibit Drexel's Pearlstein Gallery Commissions Three Murals Depicting Indigenous Female Leaders
    October 14, 2020

    In advance of Native American Heritage Month, Drexel University will present (S)Heroes Among Us, a public art event that will be streamed on the Twitch channel of Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery on Friday, Oct.18, 2020 at 1 p.m.  Three Philadelphia-area artists, Priscilla Bell, BUSTA and Leon Rainbow, will paint murals to the sounds of a deejay informed by native music at 3401 Filbert Street in the yard of the gallery.

     
  • PES refinery site Visioning the Future of the PES Refinery Complex
    October 7, 2020

    “Visioning the Future of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery Complex,” is a report about  the potential long-term future of the former 1,400-acre Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) oil refinery site on the Lower Schuylkill. The report was designed to spark a conversation about how to ensure the long-term development of the site allows connectivity to the rest of the city and yields equitable economic and environmental benefits to the city and its residents. The report was created through a community visioning process funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.   

  • Silhouette of a person with headphones on in front a monitor playing a video game. Drexel’s LeBow College of Business Introduces Esport Business Degree
    October 1, 2020

    Identifying the growing trend in the industry, Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business is offering a new esport major within the already successful Sport Business program. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with an Esport Business major is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in the competitive video gaming industry.
  • spray ground Hunting Park neighborhood Beating the Heat - Safely and Sustainably - During the Pandemic
    September 25, 2020

    When public pools and many cooling centers closed this summer due to COVID-19, Drexel University researchers teamed up with the William Penn foundation and members of the Hunting Park community to come up with strategies to safely and sustainably beat the heat. 
  • Chronic Kidney Disease by neighborhood in Philadelphia Your Neighborhood May Raise Your Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease
    September 23, 2020

    A neighborhood’s overall socioeconomic status, including income and education-level, may influence its residents’ risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a study recently published in SSM Population Health by researchers from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.

  • Revival! an audio-visual meditation Drexel Hosts Revival! a Virtual Celebration for Collective Joy and Resilience
    September 17, 2020

    Part dance party, part live video art performance, Revival! an audio-visual meditation event will be streamed on the Twitch channel of Drexel University’s Pearlstein Gallery on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. The event will stream for free and is presented in tandem with the gallery’s partners, the Westphal College Diversity Equity & Inclusion Council, Art & Art History Department, Urban Strategy Graduate Program, Retail & Merchandising Graduate Program and BlackStar Film Festival.
  • DNA break Drexel Medicine Researchers Develop New Technology to Target DNA Damage Repair in Cancer Patients
    September 10, 2020

    A team of Drexel University College of Medicine researchers is advancing a way to destroy cancer cells exploiting "synthetic lethality," which is caused by deficiency in the DNA damage response (DDR) pathway. Synthetic lethality occurs when deficiencies in each of any two genes can be tolerated by the cell but the combination of these two deficiencies is lethal.

  • Cancer awareness ribbons Is Philadelphia Advancing in the War Against Cancer?
    September 9, 2020

    As recent racial justice protests and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic illuminate the role that structural racism and socioeconomic factors play in the health of Americans, significant disparities may be found in cancer rates and outcomes, according to “State of Cancer in Philadelphia,” a report issued this week from Drexel University’s Urban Health Collaborative, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and Fox Chase Cancer Center, sponsored by Lazarex Cancer Foundation. 
  • B PHL Drexel Joins Virtual B. PHL Citywide Innovation Festival
    September 4, 2020

    With a new virtual format and a focus on supporting COVID-19 recovery efforts in the Philadelphia region, the 2020 B. PHL festival — a celebration of the city’s creative spirit — will bring together innovators for three days of talks, workshops, meet-ups and curated experiences from the city and around the world. Admission to this year’s festival is free, with the option to make a donation to the PHL COVID-19 fund. Drexel University leadership, faculty and professional staff members, including President John Fry, will participate in several events during the festival, which will be held from Sept. 15-17.