This essay is the fifth in the series Drexel students write about Drexel innovations
Tissue Engineering and Wound Control
by Jiaxu Zong and Hai Ngo
Tissue engineering is the application of cell biology, materials and engineering principles by the National Science Foundation in 1987 and formally established. It research and development of lesions for repair or improvement of human tissue or organ structure and function substitute the biological activity of science by the National Science Foundation in 1987 and formally established. My topic is built on tissue engineering and its application and development.
This essay is the fourth in the series Drexel students write about Drexel innovations
by Mark Santella
During his most recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama talked about how American needs to once again be a leader in innovation, especially in the fields of science and technology. There are constant advancements made every day in the world of science and technology. It is in places like Drexel University that these progresses are made. One of the most current and innovative areas of technology is the area of nanotechnology. Amongst the different parts of nanotechnology one of the more interesting sections of research is carbide-derived carbons.
This essay is the third in the series Drexel students write about Drexel innovations
by Paymon Hadjiesmaeiloo and Islam El Ghazali
A high school education used to be all that you need to get a well paying job, so long as you worked hard and had a certain skill. Nowadays high school educations do not suffice when searching for a good job. In order to get a well paying job and have financial security for yourself and your future family, you need to get a college education. However some people don’t wait for their college careers to end to start working or becoming entrepreneurs. This was the case for Chidera “Chiddy” Anamega and Noah “ Xaphoon Jones” Beresin also known as Chiddy Bang.
This essay is the second in the series Drexel students write about Drexel innovations
Inventing the Bar Code
By Michael Hsiao and Steven Miner
Selecting a University to attend can be a tough and stressful decision, but for me it was easy. I am attending Drexel University, ranked 86th among all universities of the United States by U.S. News & World Report. This is not just because of the coop program or just the business or engineering schools, I believe that Drexel is among one of the top universities in the world due to their innovation and inventions. Drexel’s innovation has started the day the school was opened and still continues today, its students in school or already out of school have made and continue to make a big impact on the world that we live in today. 145 U.S. patents and patent apps have come from this prestigious university and there are many more to come. Innovation has become something that our university is known for; it’s all around us and sometimes we use things everyday that we had no idea were innovated at Drexel University.
This essay is the first in the series Drexel students write about Drexel innovations
Drexel: Ahead of the Curve?
by Dwight Carter and Paul Freeman
Drexel University has proven to be a leader in technology, research and entrepreneurship. Through our research, we’ve found that innovation does not only exist in new inventions but rather, invention exists in delivering the value of an invention or adding value to an already existing product. The difference between invention and innovation is a key concept in understanding Drexel’s role in assisting and nurturing innovation. The institution has a rich tradition of being proactive in research, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Coming through Drexel, the world has seen everything from the invention of the barcode to Dr. Min Jun Kim’s research on “harnessing the power of bacterial motors for engineering applications.”
“Entrepreneur Magazine recently ranked Drexel University among the top universities in the category of entrepreneurship emphasis.” Dean George Tsetsekos appreciated this honor because it highlighted the proficiency of the LeBow College of Business and the Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology.
Innovation and small business empowerment is what makes America special. Drexel embraces both with open arms by having an outstanding number of resources. Behind Drexel’s success is a system of talented individuals. Two of the leaders that stand out are Mark Loschiavo and Jay Bhatt who both play a big role in helping and motivating students to think about innovation.
Drexel is fortunate enough to have Jay Bhatt as the Engineering Librarian. He is world renowned for his engineering blog and holds multiple degrees in Library Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Education. Mr. Bhatt manages engineering research guides, online tutorials and two engineering blogs to help students learn to find and use various engineering resources that Drexel University Libraries subscribe to. In addition to all of this, he has presented at several national and international conferences about information and research skills of engineering students.
Drexel University Archives is pleased to present the work of ten Drexel students writing about innovation at Drexel. Each Thursday during this Spring quarter, we will feature a new essay. These essays were written for Professor Sheryl Simons' English 102 class, Winter quarter 2011.
This essay is the eighth in the series Drexel students write about Drexel history
The Growth of Business Education at Drexel
by Iker Lambarri
The study of business at Drexel dates back to the Institute's founding in 1891. The “business department,” as it was then called, was far less structured and developed than the current LeBow College of Business. In order for this “business department” to become the “LeBow College of Business,” it had to undergo many changes over a long period of time.
This essay is the seventh in the series Drexel students write about Drexel history
The Armory and "The Dandy First" 103rd Engineer Regiment
by Christopher Murphy
Before the United States was established as a nation, Benjamin Franklin had laid the framework in Philadelphia for one of the greatest domestic military branches in the world. The 103rd Engineer Regiment, “the Dandy First,” created in 1747, is considered the first regiment of the nation’s National Guard.
Visit W.W. Hagerty Library on Tuesday, March 29th to experience the second Annual Electronic Resources fair. Not sure what the Libraries have to offer? This is your chance to learn about all of the resources available to you as a Drexel Student or Faculty member!
While you are learning about these invaluable electronic resources you will enjoy food, giveaways and door prizes.
This essay is the sixth in the series Drexel students write about Drexel history
Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: Antoinette Westphal
by Emily Kim
Drexel University’s art corner, the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design (AWCoMaD), is located at the corner of 33rd and Market Street. The college offers 14 undergraduate and 5 graduate degrees as well as a summer program for prospective high school students. The school has endured more than a century’s worth of name changes, some ten at last count.