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Past Month

  • MXene inkjet printing Need More Energy Storage? Just Hit 'Print'
    April 17, 2019

    Drexel University researchers have developed a conductive ink made from a special type of material they discovered, called MXene, that was used by the Trinity College researchers to print components for electronic devices. The ink is additive-free, which means it can print the finished devices in one step without any special finishing treatments.
  • Woman helping young man fill bucket at sink For Youth with Autism, Where You Live Matters: Study of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Across States
    April 15, 2019

    Youth with autism often have difficulty finding and keeping employment, making Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services, like job placement, essential. New research from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute found Vocational Rehabilitation services across states vary dramatically leaving some young adults without support.
  • woman wearing virtual reality gear Drexel University and Johns Hopkins University Announce Unique Study of Therapeutics Arts Using Virtual Reality
    April 9, 2019

    A shared research interest in the applications of creative expression and creative arts therapies at Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) and Johns Hopkins University's International Arts + Mind (IAM) Lab has shaped a new collaboration between the two universities. Built on the collective values of applied and translational research linking the creative arts and brain sciences, researchers from CNHP and IAM Lab will work together on a new creative arts therapies project that utilizes virtual reality.
  • concrete road Using Bacteria to Protect Roads From Potholes Caused by Road Salt
    April 9, 2019

    Special bacteria that help form limestone and marble could soon have a new job on a road crew. Recent research from Drexel University’s College of Engineering shows how the bacteria, called Sporosarcina pasteurii, can be used to prevent the road degradation caused by ice-melting salt.
  • Eagles Autism Challenge logo including Drexel University Three A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Research Projects Funded by Eagles Autism Challenge
    April 4, 2019

    On World Autism Day (April 2) the Eagles Autism Challenge announced eight projects to be funded after being evaluated by an independent scientific advisory board comprised of top autism researchers. Of the eight total projects funded, three will be led by researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute.
  • Performance by Meena Murugesan and d. Sabela Grimes. Assemblage: An Exhibition on Collective Creativity Opens in Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery
    April 2, 2019

    Contemporary culture most often places value on authoritative individual (master) voices—when often those voices rely upon the work of others to exist. In an attempt to de-center the focus on solo auteurs as preferred makersAssemblage, an exhibition at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, looks to highlight works by collectives or collaborative projects made by several artists.

  • Person holding a smartphone Drexel Study: Smartphone App Predicts Diet Lapse
    March 27, 2019

    According to a recent study, led by Evan Forman, PhD, a psychology professor in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences, a first-of-its-kind smartphone app called OnTrack can predict ahead of time when users are likely to lapse in their weight loss plan and help them stay on track.
  • band members of Nat Turner Rebellion 50 Years After It Was Recorded, Drexel's Student Record Label Helps Philly Band Release Its Album
    March 27, 2019

    Nat Turner Rebellion was an up-and-coming band in the golden age of Philadelphia soul music. They opened for the chart-topping Delfonics. They had a hit-making agent, signed with a renowned record label and recorded enough tracks for an album. Then it all fell apart. Now, some 50 years later, the un-released album will be making its debut on Drexel University’s student-run MAD Dragon Records label.