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Ellen Kullman Awarded 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year Award

February 26, 2015

Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board of Directors and CEO of DuPont, was awarded the 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year Award on Monday, February 23 at the Union League of Philadelphia. Over 200 Drexel alumni, benefactors, faculty, students and staff were in attendance.... Read More »

Engineering Students Give Back for NSBE Grant

February 25, 2015

Last year, from March 26-30, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) held their 40th annual convention at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. Twenty-four engineering students from Drexel’s NSBE Chapter were in attendance at the event. This would not have been possible without the generosity of College of Engineering Dean Joseph B. Hughes, who provided the students with a grant. With this gift, the students were able to participate in the conference and gain valuable knowledge and experience.... Read More »

Balloons, Ice Cream, Batteries, Robots, and More: Hands-on Materials Science and Engineering at Philly Materials Day 2015

February 11, 2015

On Saturday, February 7, 2015, approximately 1,300 kids and adults came out to experience the field of materials science and engineering first-hand at the fifth annual Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day. By building tetrahedra out of balloons, tasting instant ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, learning about nanotechnology in cancer therapy, and exploring over 30 other demonstrations, attendees talked with Drexel undergraduate and graduate engineering students about how materials impact their lives.... Read More »

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 Loco Robo

If Pramod Abichandani succeeds, swarms of tiny robots will invade grade school classrooms throughout the Philadelphia area. While he’s far from an evil genius, Abichandani did have a wild idea a few years ago about how to implement a low-cost STEM curriculum based around robotics and coding. And with the help of his little, robotic sidekicks, he might just make it happen.

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