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Drexel University will play a big role in the celebration of science at the annual Philadelphia Science Festival. The festival, which runs from April 20-29, brings scientists and science enthusiasts together for a week of science-related exhibits, demonstrations and gatherings throughout the city. Drexel students, faculty and professional staff will take part in events each day during the festival. Click "read more" for a full schedule of all Drexel-related activities during the week.
Four of Drexel's HUBO robots performed "Come Together" by The Beatles in a demonstration that combined cutting-edge engineering technology and research with creative expression. A video was produced by the Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab).
Bicentennial Weekend marks the official start of the Academy’s yearlong celebration of its 200th anniversary. Founded in 1812, the Academy is the oldest natural history museum in the nation, a world leader in natural science research and a major cultural destination in Philadelphia.
Drexel University's Nevena Bosnic, a senior majoring in economics, was selected for the 2012 Carnegie Junior Fellows Program. This highly competitive award enables recent graduates to work for a year with a senior fellow in one of the program areas of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
After earning concurrent postseason births for the first time in the programs’ history, Drexel’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are continuing to blaze a trail through the record books. The men’s team defeated Central Florida in the National Invitation Tournament to earn its first postseason victory since 1996, while the women’s team downed Fairfield on the road in the Women’s NIT to pick up its first postseason win in program history.
Drexel students Andrew Bohinick and John Boswell will show off their culinary chops in an upcoming episode of FOX’s “Kitchen Nightmares.” The episode, in which Chef Gordon Ramsay transforms Zócalo Mexican restaurant, will air on March 30th at 8 p.m. EST.
Graphic design students from the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design created the vibrant multi-color design and logo for Fleisher Art Memorial's ColorWheels mobile art studio. Fleisher will launch ColorWheels, funded by a prestigious grant from PNC Arts Alive, with a ribbon-cutting and art-making event on Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. outside the PNC Branch at 8th and Christian Streets in Philadelphia.
As part of its yearlong Bicentennial, the nation’s oldest natural history museum announced today that it will offer behind-the-scenes tours of its world-renowned scientific collections, normally open only to researchers by appointment.
Researchers in Drexel University’s Environmental Engineering Department are collaborating with American Water to apply a new test that is intended to extend the lifespan of seawater filtering membranes by predicting the growth of damaging biofilm on them. The test, called Bioluminescent Saltwater Assimilable Organic Carbon (AOC), will help to measure the amount of biodegradable organic matter in seawater and enable researchers to predict the level of biological fouling –formation of biofilm- that could occur on the filtering membrane. American Water developed the AOC test, which will also help to reduce Reverse-Osmosis (RO) membrane fouling in the water desalination process.
A robotic fish, developed in Drexel University’s College of Engineering, could soon be leading the way for development of unmanned, automated marine vehicles according to researchers in the Laboratory for Biological Systems Analysis. Dr. James Tangorra, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, who heads the lab, is using the robotic fish model to understand the movement and sensory abilities of fish fins and attempting to translate this information into making more sophisticated marine systems for the Office of Naval Research.
In celebration of the 2012 Year of the Dragon, Drexel University will host an exhibit dedicated to the dragon. “The Iconography of the Dragon: East and West,” made possible by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation will be open to visitors from April 2 to May 11 at the University’s Rincliffe Gallery on the third floor of Drexel’s Main Building at 32nd and Chestnut Streets.
Drexel University’s Office of International Programs will host a daylong conference on March 2 on the global food crises and diverse and complex relationships to food.
Six student panels will tackle the central theme of food from various different interdisciplinary perspectives. The conference will bring together students and community groups, faculty, staff and alumni to address a wide range of issues related to the topic of food.
Researchers at Drexel University have found that a majority of women with bulimia nervosa reach their highest-ever body weight after developing their eating disorder, despite the fact that the development of the illness is characterized by significant weight loss.
Following the signing of a groundbreaking, $1 million agreement with Shima Seiki USA, Genevieve Dion, assistant professor and fashion design program director in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, will now have the state-of-the-art laboratory to conduct research for the development of new smart textiles, wearable technologies and to explore new methods of production that will ultimately impact a number of market sectors.
The Drexel University Concert Band will take the stage at the Kimmel Center for the first time ever to perform a range of music by African American composers that will include two newly commissioned works by Valerie Colman and other influential musicians, in honor of Black History Month.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Drexel University College of Medicine a $ 2 million grant for a four-year project to investigate molecular pathways targeted by antimalarial pyrazole compounds. These compounds were first discovered by a research team from Drexel.
Seven adult-sized humanoid robots took the stage during Drexel University’s celebration of National Engineers Week, in a first-of-its-kind assembly of robotic technology. A showcase event on Feb. 20 introduced all seven of the Korean HUBO robots to the community. Their presence -together in one place- is a unique event that serves as a key milestone for a nationwide, collaborative robotics research effort funded by the National Science Foundation.
Drexel University experts with a variety of expertise are available to help media report on stories regarding Marcellus Shale drilling.
Researchers are bringing the latest technological advancements in 3-D printing to the study of ancient life. Using scale models of real fossils, for the first time, they will be able to test hypotheses about how dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals moved and lived in their environments.
In the race to find innovative solutions to our nation’s most pressing Big Data challenges, two universities are leading the charge. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Drexel University have been awarded funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create the Center on Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI).
A photograph submitted by a group of Drexel engineers has won recognition by the National Science Foundation as part of its International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. The picture entitled “The Cliff of the Two-Dimensional World,” which resembles a red-rock bluff, depicts ultrathin layers of titanium-based compounds as viewed under an electron microscope.
Paleopalooza, an annual two-day festival of gigantic proportions, will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19.
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