March, 31, 2011
Sajjan Singh Mehta, BS/MS student in physics and mathematics, is Drexel’s latest recipient of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. He is the fourth CoAS student to receive this award in the last three years (and the third physics student). Sajjan plans to pursue a Ph.D. in theoretical physics, conducting research in particle cosmology and mathematical physics while teaching at the university level.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The program was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, sciences, technology and engineering. In awarding scholarships, the Foundation Board of Trustees considered the nominee's field of study and career objectives and the extent to which that individual has the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field.
For more information please visit the Goldwater Scholarship website or email the Drexel Fellowships Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March, 21, 2011
Michael Carroll, author of Awake at Work and The Mindful Leader, will be on campus April 28, 2011 to help Drexel faculty, students and staff learn to ease their career pressures with a healthier, more mindful approach to work. In his 25-year business career, Carroll has held executive positions with companies such as Shearson Lehman/American Express, Simon & Schuster and The Walt Disney Company. He has an active consulting and coaching business with client firms such as Procter & Gamble, Google, AstraZeneca, Starbucks, and National Geographic Expeditions.
March, 14, 2011
Drexel's Center for Mobilities Research and Policy will host an international conference "Mobilities in Motion: New Approaches to Emergent and Future Mobilities" from March 21st-23rd, 2011 in Behrakis Hall South, 32nd & Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA.
In the near future the carbon-based mobilities of the 20th century will likely be replaced by alternative transport systems and fuels, and perhaps less mobile societies. At the same time, new mobile social media, locative social networks, and digital arts are handling movement and connectivity in new ways, creating new kinds of hybrid public spaces.
Keynote speakers include Philadelphia's Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities, Rina Cutler, Caren Kaplan of the University of California, Davis, Deborah Cowen of the University of Toronto, and Adriana de Souza e Silva IT University of Copenhagen and North Carolina State University.
This event is open to the Drexel Community and other academics, but registration is required. The full registration fee of $225 (discounted to $150 for students, and for those coming from the Latin American or Caribbean countries), includes a conference dinner, coffee breaks, lunch, and snacks during the conference, as well as a special reception.
For more details, visit: http://mcenterdrexel.wordpress.com/conference/