Adam Fontecchio named Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year

Adam Fontecchio has been named the 2015 Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year! Adam has worked very hard to encourage people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. To read more about his achievements please visit the Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year website here: http://www.dvewc.org/eoy2015/.

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Science and Technology Day at Drexel

Students Sylvia Herbert and Jamie Kennedy gave presentations and demos today to highly motivated middle and high school students at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Science and Engineering Day at Drexel.  Below are some highlights from the event.

Big Ideas Fund Presentation and Panel

Today Dr. Fontecchio presented and sat on a panel for Philadelphia Science Festival's Big Ideas Fund Event.  The description of the event is below:

What role does the government play in advancing innovation? How are projects chosen to receive funding? Moderated by one former and one current director of the National Science Foundation, this program will feature researchers who’ve generated some of the most well-known scientific breakthroughs of our time and the role that federal funds continue to play in furthering innovation. 

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Dean's Lecture Series: STEM to STEAM: Broadening Drexel's Educational and Research Initiatives Through the ExCITe Center

Today Drexel Engineering hosted the Dean’s Lecture Series in Mitchell Auditorium with Dr. Fontecchio. Dr. Fontecchio's talk was "STEM to STEAM: Broadening Drexel's Educational and Research Initiatives Through the ExCITe Center."  This presentation focused on the origin and mission of Drexel’s ExCITe Center - a hub for enabling teams of faculty, students and entrepreneurs to pursue highly multi-disciplinary collaborative projects in engineering, fashion design, digital media, performing arts, computer and information science, product design and many other fields.  This presentation will soon be available for download.