May. 19, 2017
WELL Center to open in July
Drexel University will officially open the Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science Center July 1.
May. 5, 2017
Readers’ Theatre Alliance
There is a cloud over the land; it’s oppressive, dispiriting and frightening.
Apr. 28, 2017
March for Science, talk for policy
More than 500 cities took part in the Earth Day “March for Science” on Saturday, April 22.
Mar. 17, 2017
On brain scans
Is it possible for a brain scan to tell whether a criminal committed a crime knowingly or unknowingly?
Sep. 30, 2016
Drexel researchers create MXenes to fight pollution
Whether it’s in water, air, or even light, residents of Philadelphia are no stranger to pollution. However, a relatively new and pervasive form of pollution is impacting not just Philadelphia, but the entire developed world. This phenomena is known as electromagnetic pollution, and is much less visible than the murky coloring of the Schuylkill. Its impact, however, is equally significant.
Jun. 3, 2016
International researchers come together and present at conference
Drexel University’s research community is not constrained to the borders of the United States.
Feb. 18, 2016
Drexel professor aids discovery of gravitational waves
As of Feb. 11, the head of Drexel University’s Physics Department, Stephen McMillan, has officially helped facilitate one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in decades. On this day the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory published a paper confirming a discovery 1.3 billion years in the making: the first detection of gravitational waves. A paper that McMillan co-wrote in 2000 regarding the frequency of black hole collisions was among those cited by LIGO in this monumental publication.
Jan. 28, 2016
Research shows college-aged students to be more accepting of mental illness
“However, when it comes to their own mental health needs, they still feel uncomfortable with the idea that they may have ‘stuff to deal with’ or things that aren’t ‘going well.’ As a result, students often wait longer than is necessary to take actions to do something about their mental health concerns. That results in more severe difficulties that can potentially take longer from which to recover,” Furtaw continued.
Jan. 14, 2016
Pond scum research is clearing the waters
Located in the offices of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department is a small machine, whose purpose is to use algae to clean wastewater. This bioreactor is the creation of Christopher Sales, an assistant professor in the CAEE department, and Jacob Price, a third-year engineering doctoral candidate. The device uses algae, which can disrupt aquatic environments to nutrients out of wastewater.
Jan. 7, 2016
Drexel professor pioneers 3D printing of stem cells
A revolutionary form of 3-D printing has captured the innovative minds of Wei Sun, Ph.D., and his research team at Drexel University in the Biofabrication Lab of the College of Engineering. The team has recently become the first known group to successfully print blocks of Embryonic Stem Cells in a way that viably allows these cells to divide while maintaining their ability to differentiate.