CSRA launches cyber security research

Drexel University and George Mason University have partnered with the Cyber Security Research Alliance to advance cyber physical system security, according to CSRA press release from March 24. The research and projects developed by this partnership will provide a better understanding of cyber attacks and how to prevent them. Drexel… Continued

Energy research institute in progress

Drexel University announced Dec. 16 that it is expanding its academics with the opening of the new, interdisciplinary A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment. The institute, to be abbreviated “IExE,” brings together faculty from nine Drexel subdivisions to study energy from scientific, economic and political perspectives. College of… Continued

NIH funds med. marijuana study

Drexel professor Stephen Lankenau and his team of researchers have received the first National Institutes of Health grant for a large public health study, which started July 1, of medical marijuana use in young adults. Lankenau, an associate professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention, said he hopes… Continued

Sophomore to present at NCUR

A Drexel University iSchool student, sophomore Jordan Jobs, was recently given the prestigious opportunity to present her research at the National Council on Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse April 11-13. NCUR promotes advancement in research with college students and creativity in research done by associating students with… Continued

Projects earn NSF CAREER awards

Five Drexel University professors were named recipients of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. The NSF CAREER Award was established to reward junior faculty members who have demonstrated excellent potential in research in their field. NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development Program awarded the professors a combined $2.2 million in funding… Continued

Statistics about global violence manipulate politics

Professor Amelia Hoover Green of Drexel’s history and politics department gave a seminar Nov. 14 titled “Speaking Stats to Power,” which addressed the various flaws and strengths in measuring violence when applied to human rights violators. The seminar portrayed how numbers and statistics are powerful in the manipulation of politics,… Continued

Pairing to increase efficient research

Drexel University and Thomson Reuters, a leading technology information company, entered into a partnership earlier in the year to create faculty profiles for University professors and researchers in order to increase the efficiency of University researchers. The first round of faculty profiles are being created now, and the first pilot… Continued

Antennas allow microchips to go wireless

A Drexel professor was awarded a National Science Foundation grant May 18 for his development of wireless networks on microchips. Baris Taskin, an associate professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, has been researching how to implement wireless interconnects on microchips for several years. Kapil Dandekar, an associate professor and associate… Continued