Pioneering start-ups receive grants

Two student startup companies, U-Screen DX and Biome, were awarded grants June 18 at Founder.org’s annual World Founder Forum in Paris. The companies were recognized alongside those representing schools nationwide and internationally. Biome, which won a $10,000 award, was founded by senior custom-designed major Collin Cavote with the intention to… Continued

Research uncovers need for employee satisfaction

Daniel Korschun, assistant professor of marketing in the LeBow College of Business, co-authored a study and subsequent article titled “Corporate Social Responsibility, Customer Orientation, and Job Performance of Frontline Employees,” published in the May 2014 issue of the Journal of Marketing. His study concluded that frontline employees who identify with… Continued

Seniors design solar phone charger

Three students in the Drexel College of Engineering are developing a solar-powered charging accessory. Spor is a “self-regenerating battery charger for USB devices” and has been called “the ultimate clean energy device,” according to the three seniors’ Kickstarter account. Spor can receive energy from both solar and indoor light and… Continued

Close expands degree options

The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship recently announced that students will now have the option of earning a Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship and Innovation beginning in the 2014-15 academic year. Aside from business schools, the Close School will be the first and only freestanding school in the nation… Continued

Business festival pops in the quad

The festival known as Recess made its way to Drexel as part of its nationwide tour April 8. The events of the festival took place both in front of Gerri C. LeBow Hall and inside the building as activities progressed into the later part of the evening. The entire act… Continued

Medical devices club bridges gaps

Drexel’s Medical Device Entrepreneurship Association, a new organization started in December 2013, aims to help biomedical engineering students network with local and national partners. The Drexel organization is the third chapter to launch for the association, behind Georgia Institute of Technology and Northwestern University, and is working to connect biomedical… Continued

Business: too big to prosecute?

How much is $1.8 billion? That all depends on how you look at it. If you’re Steve Cohen, the director and sole owner of SAC Capital, a group of hedge funds, it’s about 20 percent of your personal net worth. Agreeing to pay the government 20 percent of your net… Continued

LeBow throws “topping off” ceremony

Faculty and staff of the LeBow College of Business gathered in the quad Aug. 21 to celebrate as the final beam was placed atop the building that will be the business school’s new home. The ironworkers who have been working on the structure for months joined the crowd for the… Continued

Local firm introduces business skills exam

What do GPAs, majors and extracurricular activities have in common? They’re all inconsistent measures of students’ knowledge and abilities across different schools and campuses. The current higher education system doesn’t allow for cross campus comparisons: a finance major from Drexel with a 3.4 and an accounting from Temple with a… Continued