Drexel’s First Annual Showcase of Teaching

The Drexel Center for Academic Excellence is pleased to announce that the submission window for proposals for Drexel’s First Annual Showcase of Teaching, to be held in Behrakis Grand Hall on June 5, 2013 is currently open.

All proposals are due by 5:00PM on Friday, May 3rd.

This event, which aims to highlight classroom best practices in the teaching and learning process, will feature plenary speaker Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen, Distinguished Professor of English, sharing “What I’ve Learned Over 30 Years of University Teaching”, in addition to a poster session and roundtable discussions highlighting the achievements of Drexel professors in the classroom.

All graduate students are encouraged to apply! https://webedit.drexel.edu/dcae/workshops/showcase/

GSA’s Treetop Adventure Trip 5/11

The Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Student Association are proud to present the next exciting graduate student trip – ZIP LINING AT CBK MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES! If you’re interested in attending, please read through ALL of the following instructions.

WHO: Current Drexel University Graduate Students with a valid Drexel ID –  $20 – CASH ONLY!* Full payment is due at registration. We will not reserve space without payment. Please provide exact change. Sorry, no guests.
*Online Students: You may call or email Graduate Studies (ogsstaff@drexel.edu, 215-895-0366) to pre-register. Please mail a check made out to “Drexel University Graduate Student Association” with the total amount due to:
Office of Graduate Studies
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street, Randell 240
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Your registration will not be confirmed until we receive payment. Check must be postmarked by Wednesday, May 1st. We will then scan and email you your ticket(s) and liability forms required to board the bus.

WHAT: 1,000” Zip Lines – Come try the best heart-pounding adventure ride in the Pocono Mountains! Zip through and over the trees, 85 feet above the ground! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please provide any special dietary needs or restrictions when you register.

WHERE:  CBK Mountain AdventuresOne Camelback Road, Tannersville, PA 18372 (About 2 hours from Drexel)

WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 11TH - Meet buses at 6:45 AM at 33rd and Chestnut Streets, buses will leave promptly at 7:00 AM. You will be assigned a bus number at registration. Upon arrival at CBK, group sessions will run at 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM and 10:00 AM respectively followed by lunch. You will be assigned a session number (1, 2, or 3) at registration. For security purposes, you may not switch buses or sessions. No exceptions.

WHY: Adventure! There are twin zip lines next to each other so you can race your friends! You can fly above the ski slopes and glide into the landing in thirty seconds flat. You are participating at your own risk and will be asked to sign a participation form and waiver form at registration. Anyone who is not present at registration to sign their forms can bring them the day of or sign their forms before boarding the bus. No one may get on the bus without signing these forms.

HOW: Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. You may register at the Office of Graduate Studies in Randell Hall Room 240 beginning MONDAY, APRIL 22ND during office hours, Monday-Friday between 8:00 AM – 5:00PM or until tickets are sold out. The deadline to purchase tickets is MONDAY, MAY 6TH by 5:00 PM or when tickets sell out. Tickets will likely sell out. There are no refunds or waiting list. Please plan accordingly.

TICKETS & TRANSFER: Do not lose your ticket. The ticket you receive at registration will have your name and registration information on it. It will match the official registration list. If you cannot attend the trip and would like to transfer your ticket to another student, you MUST contact Graduate Studies by 5:00 PM MONDAY, MAY 6TH with your replacement student’s name and information. There are no refunds, no exceptions. After Graduate Studies confirms the transfer, please write the replacement student’s name on the ticket as indicated. Tickets may only be transferred ONCE. We must have the updated name and information on our registration list or the individual will not be able to participate.


  • Due to liability, no one will be allowed to drive separately if participating with GSA.
  • You may not reserve tickets without payment (see exception above for online student pre-registration, registration not confirmed until payment is received).
  • There will be no waiting list or additional buses added once tickets are sold out.
  • There are absolutely no refunds, no exceptions.
  • Sorry, no guests.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies. We hope to see you there!




TEDxDrexelU is an annual event completely organized and managed by students of Drexel University with active mentorship from faculty and staff.  In 2012, we gathered an amazing inter-disciplinary team to plan and run a day full of inspiring ideas and conversations right here, at Drexel University in the heart of Philadelphia.

The event on May 16th, 2012 http://www.flickr.com/photos/75973646@N06/ was a huge success on campus and saw participation from freshmen design students to graduate biomedical researchers. Drexel President John Fry encouraged this event not only by his unconditional support but also by making a special appearance at the event. Due to restrictions on maximum attendees for the event, we hosted a TEDx simulcast organized by student organizations on campus as well as a LIVE global webcast, which recorded hits from 30 countries around the world.

The main goal of the event is to bring together a community of people inspired to think beyond the walls of the classroom and make a difference in student life and activities on campus. If you see yourself, as one of the members of such a community, we invite you to be a part of the core organizing team for most motivating and rewarding event on in campus – TEDxDrexelU

You may apply for as many VOLUNTEER positions as you like, but we encourage you to put time in to telling us why you fit in to one or two specific positions. The positions are as follows:

1.    Organizer/Manager (1)
Managing all other teams for TEDxDrexelU on schedule and reporting to the curator and head organizers for the event. You will be expected to ‘wear many hats’ and will be the go-to-person for all other team members. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) reaching out to potential speakers, coordinating and assigning work to teams, and co-hosting the event. You should be able to handle a vast amount of emails from diverse groups of people and also own this event as your venture. You should have no reservations in picking up late night calls from a fellow teammate or skipping your lunch to meet deans on campus. You should be available on campus most of the times. You have to be an avid TED follower, which goes beyond listening TED talks.

2.    Finance/Sponsorship (3)
You will be managing a financial portfolio of almost $15,000 for this one-day event. You are responsible for making calls to potential corporate partners and reaching out to various departments at Drexel to financially support this event. Although money is needed to make this event happen, you should also be able to make much deeper connections to garner support for this event in the form of good-will partners, merchandising partners. You will be responsible for creating documentations and emails to be used to reach out to potential partners.

3.    Web Development/Social Media (3)
You are an entrepreneur and a Zuckerberg of Drexel. You can also be an introvert (this quality is only valid for programmers, coders) but likely to surprise the team with your awesome web design and development skills.

4.    Design (2)
You will be responsible for design of event collateral as well as printing. You should be confident using the Drexel Copy Center for a variety of purposes. You will work on designs for t-shirts, banners, motion graphics for campus TV ads, fliers, and brochures. You will be working with the co-organizer, Drexel alum and the chief designer for TEDxDrexelU 1.0. You will also receive mentorship from director of product design department at Drexel. You must be flexible, passionate and organized. Design major preferred.

5.    General  (5)
You will be using online Project Management/collaboration tools to keep track of other teams and organizing Team meetings. You will be working closely with the Organizer/Manager for event and work hand-in-hand in with almost any teams for this event. You will also be responsible for managing Speaker Logistics, ticketing setup and new ideas to promote the event on campus.

6.    Bloggers (2)
You have excellent writing skills and a funny, informative and narrative style with a mass appeal.  You have experience to show from blogs and familiarity with popular blog platforms including social media. You must be able to finesse a strategy to drive people to the website.

7.    Photography (1)
You should have your own professional kit and a team to work with for one-day event. You will also be responsible for snapping photos for some team meetings and brainstorming sessions to create Behind the Scenes content for TEDxDrexelU 2.0. You must be capable and willing to do post-production on all of the event photos. You will be choosing/submitting photos to TED’s official flickr account and  TEDxDrexelU’s official social media accounts.

8.    Video Editors (2)
You will be working with Drexel IRT team for one-day professional video recording of event. You will be responsible for post-event video editing of all the talks and submitting it to TED’s official YouTube channel.

Send your application at tedxdrexelu(at)gmail.com.

WHY YOU WANT TO DO THIS? (in 100 WORDS or less)
Your favorite TED talk (Send the link please)
No resumes please.
About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations)


Job Opportunity: ID Analyst

ID Analyst

Job Description

The Infectious Diseases therapy area at Decision Resources Group (DRG) is seeking an Analyst to conduct qualitative and quantitative primary market research with a focus on the hospital anti-infectives market. The Analyst will be responsible for producing syndicated market research reports, as well as performing custom analyses of AMR’s hospital anti-infectives audit data.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct qualitative and      quantitative primary market research through interviews and surveys with      medical experts and key opinion leaders.
  • With minimal supervision,      produce high-quality syndicated market research reports focused on the      hospital anti-infectives market, intended for decision-makers in the      biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Develop and perform customized      analyses of AMR’s hospital antibiotic and antifungal utilization data to      client specifications.
  • Critically analyze and      interpret clinical literature, proprietary data, and commercial      information to evaluate the potential of marketed and pipeline therapies.
  • Contribute to the scope and      direction of Infectious Diseases products while meeting production      deadlines.
  • Interact and develop      relationships with biopharmaceutical industry clients and internal      stakeholders.

The position is based in Exton, Pennsylvania, in the Philadelphia area.

A successful candidate will have the following credentials and experience:

  • Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related field, or Master’s degree with 2-3 years of pharmaceutical/healthcare market research experience.
  • Experience with analyzing and      interpreting complex data sets.
  • Excellent verbal and written      communication skills.
  • A flexible and collaborative      approach to work.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with the drug      development and commercialization process.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word,      Excel, and PowerPoint.

Company Description

Decision Resources Group (www.DecisionResourcesGroup.com) is a cohesive portfolio of companies that offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on important sectors of the healthcare industry. Leading biopharmaceutical industry clients rely on Decision Resources Group (DRG) for their strategic planning, market development and competitive intelligence needs. Decision Resources, BioTrends Research Group and Arlington Medical Resources (AMR) are part of the Decision Resources Group and are the premier providers of analysis and data on the significant issues facing the biopharmaceutical industry.