Apr. 28, 2017
Pennoni receives honor
A press release announced April 19 that C. R. “Chuck” Pennoni, a graduate and two-time president of Drexel University, will receive the 2016 William Penn Award for his contributions to business and the Greater Philadelphia community.
Mar. 3, 2017
Engineering team makes finals in NASA airlock design competition
An engineering team from Drexel University was selected as a semifinalist to compete in NASA’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage forum for their airlock design.
Mar. 3, 2016
Drexel Hyperloop expo follows Design Weekend
The Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center was abuzz as students from Drexel American Society of Mechanical Engineers presented the work that they had been doing for the international Space-X Hyperloop Competition at the Drexel Hyperloop Expo Feb. 11. Many Drexel alumni, local professionals and politicians showed up to see the Expo team present and learn more about the works of the University’s team.
Feb. 11, 2016
Philly Materials Day showcases science at Bossone
Drexel University Materials Science and Engineering hosted the sixth annual Philly Materials Day at the Bossone Research Center Feb. 6. Science and engineering programs prepared nearly 40 different demonstrations to explain the definition, concepts and everyday visibility of materials science and engineering.
Jan. 22, 2016
24 hours of tech at Dragon Hacks 2016
Drexel University’s second annual 24-hour hackathon, Dragon Hacks 2016, was held over the course of two days, from Jan. 16 to Jan.17.
Dec. 4, 2015
Engineers Without Borders brings clean water to community
Imagine a woman and her child struggling to make long walks everyday to a far away river just to get a sip of water; water that is not even clean and may cause diseases. This is the struggle that the locals in Miramar, El Salvador face everyday, and the problem that Drexel Engineers Without Borders is striving hard to help solve.The organization on campus of Drexel Engineers Without Borders is a chapter that branches off from the national organization of Engineers Without Borders-USA.
Nov. 5, 2015
Empowering the female engineer
Elisabeth Wagner is in a large lecture hall in Main Building at Drexel University. The junior mechanical engineering major is one of around 40 to 60 students in her class. Looking around at the array of heads, she can only spot a handful of fellow women in the classroom.
May. 28, 2015
Engineering new understanding: Ex3 courses target non-engineers
Bill Eisenstein, a founding professor of the new Ex3 course suite at Drexel University, believes that there is something very wrong with what students are being taught in college. “A real education gives you the tools to understand the world as it is today,” he said. “Should you really be able to graduate college in any area without knowing the basic principles behind how a cell phone works? Or a television?”
Feb. 13, 2015
Students and volunteers lead Philly Materials Day 2015
The Drexel University Department of Materials Science and Engineering co-hosted the fifth annual Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day Feb.7 at the Bossone Research Center. The event was led by students and volunteers from Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute, the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the