Don’t be afraid to fail

At high-achieving universities, there’s a constant pressure to be the best. This pressure tends to be even stronger at career-oriented universities like Drexel, where a primary objective of academic programs is to prepare students to beat the competition in the job market. We’re conditioned throughout our years here to believe… Continued

World record attempt falls short

The College of Engineering attempted the world’s largest Rube Goldberg machine in an effort to break a Guinness World Record April 25. The project itself was undertaken by 43 engineering students who have worked on the concept and the machine itself for almost four months. The event took place in… Continued

Drexel needs a core curriculum

Let’s say you’re a Drexel University engineering student. Over the course of your college career, you will be required to take three classes in basic rhetoric (English 101, 102 and 103) and then can feel free to devote yourself entirely to “more practical” classes. Sure, you will have to take… Continued

Alumna receives engineering honor

Drexel’s College of Engineering awarded its 2013 Engineering Leader of the Year honors to alumna Linda M. Abriola, the dean of the School of Engineering at Tufts University, Dec. 19. Abriola is the first female engineer to receive the award and is being honored for her leadership in the field… Continued

Experts discuss structural concepts

Expert architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien discussed their experience in the field of architectural engineering in the Mandell Theater Jan. 8 as part of the Arfaa Lecture Series, sponsored by Drexel’s Department of Architecture and Interiors. Students, faculty, and community members were invited to hear about the success of… Continued

What’s going on at Hess?

Drexel has been making noises about bringing down the Frederic O. Hess Engineering Research Laboratory. You know, the building across from the 7-Eleven that no one ever goes in or out of? It’s more important than you might think. The Hess labs are home to numerous engineering and science laboratories… Continued

Prof. honored for services abroad

Kapil Dandekar, a Drexel University College of Engineering professor, has been awarded a Meritorious Service Citation from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Educational Activities Board for his work setting up electrical engineering students all over the world with humanitarian engineering projects in their respective countries. The IEEE EAB… Continued

Engineering student takes SARI’s first co-op

Less than a year after Drexel University established a partnership with Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, the first Drexel co-op student arrived in China to take advantage of the cultural and educational partnership. Amanda Pentecost, a bachelor’s and doctoral degree candidate in the materials engineering program, relocated to Shanghai in late… Continued

CoE struck with abrupt death of colleague

The College of Engineering’s computer science department lost an important member of its community when Werner Krandick died March 26 after unexpectedly collapsing during a bike ride. “Unfortunately, the exact cause is unknown. He was biking, and for unknown reasons, his heart stopped and he never regained consciousness,” Jeremy Johnson,… Continued

Materials team explores electron current

A Drexel materials science and engineering professor, along with his team of graduate students and international collaborators, published a paper online Oct. 5 in Physical Review Letters that could pave the way for smaller, more energy efficient computers and other devices. Jonathan Spanier and graduate student Guannan Chen, the lead… Continued