August Books & Bagels 8/30

Join us for August Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research. Each speaker prepares a 15-20 minute presentation about their research followed by a moderated discussion. Audience participation is highly encouraged.

Lunch is provided.

Friday, August 30th 12-1pm
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A)
Basement of Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104


Anna Vorobyeva
PhD Candidate, College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences
“When Memories Disappear…”

Andrea Marshall
PhD Student, iSchool, College of Information Science and Technology, Information Science
“DIY: Steampunk Artifacts and Gender Identities”

Moderated by Dr. Denise Garcia, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Visit the Books & Bagels video archive for previous presentations at

Please fill out the form at the link below if you would like to nominate a speaker or be considered to speak at a future program:


Problem Based Learning Workshop 7/9-11

Problem Based Learning Workshop
July 9th -11th

In a problem-based learning (PBL) model, students engage in complex, challenging problems and collaboratively work toward their resolution. PBL is about students connecting disciplinary knowledge to real-world problems—the motivation to solve a problem becomes the motivation to learn.

This workshop will demonstrate problem-based learning (PBL) and model ways that PBL can be used effectively in all disciplines. We will begin with a problem, and participants will work in teams to experience first-hand what this instructional approach entails. We will then move to the main focus of this program: writing effective problem-based materials. Participants will leave the session with new or revised problems for use in their courses

Specific workshop topics include:

-         Introduction to PBL

-         What makes a good PBL problem

-         Group dynamics 101

-         Thinking through assessment

-         Flipping the classroom

-         Problem development and presentations

The workshop will be help in the MEM seminar room (Curtis 162) from 9am-3:30pm on Tuesday July 9th and Wednesday July 10th, and then from 8am-1pm on Thursday July 11th.

If you are interested in attending, please email Dr. Alisa Morrs Clyne ( by Friday July 5th . The workshop is open for both faculty and graduate students.

Graduate Student Day Award Winners 2013

Congratulations to all of 2013 Graduate Student Day nominees and winners!

2013 Doctoral Research Excellence Award Recipients

  • Rosemary Bastian Arangassery, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Erica Price Caden, PhD, Physics
  • Aimee Kim Hildenbrand, PhD, Psychology
  • Marjorie Austero Kiechel, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering

2013 Doctoral Research Excellence Award – Highly Commended

  • Christopher Barr, PhD, Materials Engineering
  • Kavan Hazeli, PhD, Mechanical Engineering
  • Stephen Lombardi, PhD, Computer Science
  • John McDonough, PhD, Materials Engineering
  • Prashanth Vanniamparambil, PhD, Mechanical Engineering
  • Yemin Lan, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Mamta Shah, PhD, Education
  • Joseph DePasquale, PhD, Chemistry
  • Stephanie Brooks Holliday, PhD, Clinical Psychology
  • Chelsea Morse, PhD, Clinical Psychology
  • Siobhan Toal, PhD, Chemistry, Also a finalist for the 2013 Lindau Award

2013 Master’s Research Excellence Award Recipients

  • Girish Balakrishnan, MS, Digital Media

2013 Master’s Research Excellence Award – Highly Commended

  • Glenn Winters, MS, Digital Media

2013 Teaching Excellence Award

  • Kelly Douglass, PhD, Physics
  • Sina Nassiri, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Thomas Zylkin, PhD, Economics
  • Cem Sahin, PhD, Electrical Engineering

2013 Continuing Teaching Excellence Award

  • Babak Anasori, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering

2013 Teaching Excellence Award – Highly Commended

  • Lauren Jablonowski, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Cheng-Hsin Johnson Lu, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Zeeshan Mansuri, MPH, Public Health
  • Alison Novak, PhD, Culture and Communication
  • Xue Sha, PhD, Chemistry
  • Julianne Winters, PhD, Environmental Science, Also the first recipient of the Graduate Studies Higher Education Advocate Travel Award (HEATA)
  • Sarah Wysocki, MS, Nutrition

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards

  • Dr. Yoto V.Yotov
  • Dr. Shivanthi Anandan
  • Dr. Teck-Kah Lim
  • Dr. Michael Kennedy

Outstanding Staff Mentor Awards

  • Jay Bhatt
  • Donna Ferrari
  • Sandra Golis
  • Tsz Kin Kwok
  • Michael Nichols
  • Phi Nguyen
  • Sabreah Saunders

Outstanding Graduate Student Organization Awards

  • Drexel Black Graduate Student Union (DBGSU)
  • Drexel Graduate Women Society of Engineers (DGWSE)
  • Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA)
  • Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association (MEGA)
  •  Wilbur W. Oaks Physician Assistant Student Society
  • Student Government Organization of the School of Public Health (SGO)

Graduate Spirit Awards

  • Shauna Henley
  • Cheng-Hsin Johnson Lu
  • Joshua Samuels

Office of Graduate Studies Appreciation Awards

  • Mitchell D’Rozario
  • Dr. Michael Ryan
  • Jessica Snyder
  • Jonathan Soffer
  • Chris Swin

Higher Education Advocate Travel Awards to Date

  • Drew Cronin to Pt. Pleasant Beach HS, NJ.
  • Mitchell D’Rozario to Seton Hall, South Orange, NJ
  • Brian Malys to Wyoming Valley West HS, Plymouth, PA
  • Tina Peters to Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana
  • Karen Sullam to The Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore, MD
  • Julianne Winters to Crest College, Allentown, PA

2013 Teaching Excellence Award – Nominees

School of Public Health

  • Leonard Emuren
  • Paige Fisher
  • Zeeshan Mansuri

College of Nursing and Health Professions

  • Carol Arango
  • Sarah Wysocki

LeBow College of Business

  • Thomas Zylkin

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

  • Sina Nassiri
  • Lauren Jablonowski
  • Arpit Shah

College of Engineering

  • Babak Anasori
  • Jefferson Cuadra
  • Pouya Dianat
  • Marjorie Austero Kiechel
  • Seyed Hossein Hosseini Nourzad
  • Cheng-Hsin Johnson Lu
  • Kimberlee Marcellus
  • Hasan Nusair
  • John McDonough
  • Carlos Perez
  • Cem Sahin
  • Melissa Santos
  • Yohan Seepersad
  • Natalie Shainsky
  • Yuriy Smolin

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Kaitlin Baudier
  • Kelly Douglas
  • Robert Driver
  • Mitchell D’Rozario
  • Yi Hu
  • Noah Johnson
  • Ashley Kalinski
  • Theodoros Katerinakis
  • Lindsey Klinge
  • Alison Novak
  • Xue Sha
  • Kevin Smith
  • Karen Sullam
  • Samantha Winter
  • Julianne Winters
  • Chung Wong
  • Songjun Xu

Laboratory Safety Fair – April 4, 2013

Laboratory Safety Fair
April 4, 2013
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Bossone Research Center, 3rd Floor Atrium

Presented by the  Office of Research and the  Department of Environmental Safety and Health, a Laboratory Safety Fair will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 10:30 – 2:30 p.m.  in the Bossone Research Center,  3rd Floor Atrium, located at 31st and Market Street Philadelphia.  The Safety Fair is open to all interested in laboratory safety, faculty, students and laboratory workers.

The event will include formal podium presentations on laboratory safety from safety experts, feature round table discussions, exhibits from vendors and Drexel’s Public and Fire Safety,  door prizes and light snacks.

There is no registration necessary.