Drexel Snapshot x2: Conserving Central African Wildlife Diversity
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Drexel Snapshot x2: Conserving Central African Wildlife Diversity

Central Africa’s Congo Basin is a biodiversity hotspot, meaning it’s a region with an incredibly rich array of plants and animals, many of which are found nowhere else—and which face threats to survival that include deforestation, climate change and hunting. A Drexel professor and her students are part of an international effort to protect this … Continue reading

Learning to Code…From a Tiny Robot Teacher
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Learning to Code…From a Tiny Robot Teacher

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 … Continue reading

Online Shopping Safety Tips From The Drexel Cybersecurity Institute
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Online Shopping Safety Tips From The Drexel Cybersecurity Institute

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for online shopping. Economists are predicting that more than $2 billion worth of purchases will be made on Cyber Monday alone –a 15 percent increase from last year. The e-commerce maelstrom has also been a big day for cybercriminals. With the high volume … Continue reading

How Do You Get to Antarctica? …Study…Study…Study
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How Do You Get to Antarctica? …Study…Study…Study

The Earth’s polar regions are holy lands for environmental researchers. Relatively pristine and preserved by their remoteness and shielded from many of humanity’s atmospheric impacts, the Arctic and Antarctic are environmental samples as close to “unadulterated” as any on the planet. Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an environmental engineer and atmospheric chemist at Drexel, will make his … Continue reading

Next-Gen Virtual Reality is Latest Medium For Drexel’s Digital Storytellers
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Next-Gen Virtual Reality is Latest Medium For Drexel’s Digital Storytellers

Could you imagine abandoning a movie plot line in the theater when it gets boring? Or deciding to follow a different character when the protagonist is annoying you? Choose-your-own-adventure-style movies might be the next box office innovation according to an adjunct professor in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, who is using the … Continue reading