Congratulations Nathan Taylor, 2013 Fulbright Finalist!

Congratulations to Drexel’s Fulbright Finalists 2013 including six of our graduate students!

Finalist Feature:
Nathan Taylor Mechanical Engineering, PhD ’15 South Korea

Nathan Taylor, PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering Program has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Fulbright US Student Program for study and research or teaching English abroad in South Korea 2013-14. Nathan proposes to use electrical plasma discharge to treat water contaminated with pollution from fuel extraction in conjunction with Kwangwoon University. He hopes to expand his expertise on water treatment techniques by utilizing Kwangwoon’s plasma science knowledge. After being chosen as a finalist by national screening committees their applications have now been passed to country-specific committees for final selection.


Info Session: Fellowships for International Graduate Students 1/29

Info Session: Fellowships for international graduate students
Tue, Jan 29, 5-6PM
Disque Hall 109 (32nd and Chestnut)

Are you an international graduate student with stellar grades and high ambitions? Then come to this info session about competitive fellowship opportunities that you may be eligible for.

Rosemary Bastian (Biomedical Engineering, PhD ‘14) is a current Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellow, and she will be there to talk about her fellowship experience.

Please RSVP by Jan 24:

This event is sponsored by the Drexel Fellowships Office.

Higher Education Advocate Travel Award

Higher Education Advocate Travel Award

Drexel University’s Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Student Association offer a limited number of Higher Education Travel Awards to support students advocating for higher education. The objective of this award is to challenge and fund Drexel’s graduate students to return to their alma maters (high school & universities) to share the opportunities higher education has afforded them. Graduate students are especially desirable for this advocacy because high school and undergraduate students can easily relate to their experiences; the graduate students share a generational and educational connection with the younger group. Ideally, the advocate would give a talk (1) introducing themselves as an alumnus of the host institution, (2) sharing their story and why they chose graduate school, (3) introducing their discipline and research, (4) revealing future plans to apply their degree and (5) challenging the audience to consider graduate education and research.

It is desirable, but not necessary, that the host institution is an academic institution: high school, college, or university and the host institution is the applicant’s alma mater. The talk delivered to the host institution does not have to be the primary reason for travel.

Award: Up to $300 in travel support and the purchase of business cards for the student. Award recipients will be recognized as Higher Education Advocates during Drexel’s annual Graduate Student Day in May. Students may receive this award once annually.

Requirements of the Award: All Drexel graduate students are eligible for the award. Recipients are required to submit (1) original travel receipts to Office of Graduate Studies for reimbursement, (2) one photograph and a recording of their presentation (audio or video) to be archived with Drexel and available for public view. Flip Cams are available for Award Recipients to rent from Office of Graduate Studies at no cost. Presentations may be in any language.

Application Instructions: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. A decision will be returned within 4 weeks. To apply, send the following four components (combined in a single pdf file) to the with the subject “Higher Education Advocate Travel Award.”

  1. Higher-Education-Advocate-Travel-Award-Form.doc (Also found in Forms tab)
  2. Letter of Support from Host School/Institution/Academy
  3. C.V.
  4. Support Documentation for Cost Estimates

Alumni Grants for Recognized Student Organizations

Grants Program – Student Organization Information

The Drexel University Alumni Association evaluates funding proposals and provides financial support for activities hosted by recognized student organizations that increase the interaction between students and alumni, enhance the student experience, promote tradition, support academic excellence, reconnect alumni to the university, create a greater awareness of the Alumni Association, and promote the Association as a relevant and integral part of the university community.

The Grants Program Committee of the Drexel University Alumni Association Board of Governors reviews all funding proposals.

Proposals must be submitted in writing according to the quarterly deadlines posted belowand at least two (2) months in advance of the event or program. Exceptions may be made at the Committee’s discretion provided that the proposal details the organization’s plan to adequately market and advertise the event or program, and based on funding availability.

Organizations approved for grant funding must complete a Final Project Report within two (2) weeks after the conclusion of the program.  Any future funding for the applicant group will be contingent upon accurate completion and timely submission of the report to the Alumni Association.

Should you have any questions, please contact John Bernat at 215-571-3823 or

Request Deadlines:

Winter Term: February 8, 2013

Spring Term: May 3, 2013

Summer Term: July 26, 2013

Fall Term: October 25, 2013


Procter & Gamble’s Research & Career Program Opportunities

P&G Doctoral Internship Program (Summer 2013)
Procter & Gamble is currently accepting applications for its doctoral internship program. Graduate students pursuing PhDs in Engineering, Chemistry, Life Science, Material Science and Mathematical Science are highly encouraged to apply. Program offers full time paid summer internships in Cincinnati or Boston research facilities. Internship is typically 10-12 weeks. Upon completing the program, candidates may be considered for full-time positions upon obtaining their PhD. Go to and search jobs with keyword “PhD Intern.” Application deadline is February 15, 2013.

P&G Research Your Future in Science Seminar (July 29-August 2, 2013)
Procter & Gamble’s 4-day all expenses paid trip to Cincinnati for exposure to the various areas of Research and Development (R&D). This program offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into how science degrees can be utilized in a Fortune 500 R&D organization. Participants will also have the opportunity to interview for a 2014 R&D internship or co-op! Selection criteria include current enrollment and good standing in a science of engineering technology related discipline, demonstrated lab/research experience, leadership experience and technical expertise desired and career interest in R&D at P&G is a plus. To apply, visit, click “Apply” and enter job number RND00002278. Application deadline is March 15, 2013.

P&G Recruiting Conference , FIRST (September 15-18)
Procter & Gamble’s Focusing on Industrial Recruitment of Scientific Talent (FIRST) Conference is taking place in Cincinnati, OH September 15-18, 2013. This conference gives underrepresented minority doctoral and postdoctoral scientists an inside look into industrial careers for scientists and engineers. To apply, go to and enter job number RND00002269 in the “find and apply for a job” section. Applications must be received by June 30, 2013. Be sure to attach a current resume and one-page research summary to your application. For more, visit or

Martin Luther King Day of Service, Jan 21st


(SEPTA tokens provided)

Logan Hope: Neighborhood renewal

“There will be some cleanup and some prep work inside. In addition, there is cleanup on vacant house lots and vacant lots in the neighborhood. LOGAN Hope is a non-profit organization serving mostly Cambodian refugee families in the North Philadelphia neighborhood of Logan. Cambodians make up one of the poorest ethnic groups in Philadelphia. “

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