25 Years of the Drexel Materials Lounge in LeBow

Published on Thursday November 6, 2014

Drexel University’s LeBow Engineering Building opened its doors in 1989 and became the new home for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Since that time, the Department has emerged as a leader in both teaching and innovation. Our faculty has expanded to provide a growing number of students with state-of-the-art education. Together, faculty and students are bringing about new discoveries that are impacting the lives of individuals at home and abroad for the better.

Collaborative time spent outside the classroom and labs has traditionally been a fundamental element of every student’s educational experience.  Central to this has been the Department’s lounge on the third floor of the Lebow Engineering Building. This common area provides space where students can study, work together, share ideas, and meet with faculty, staff, and distinguished scholars in an informal, collegial atmosphere.  From open houses to outreach demos to parties, the lounge has often been the place where Drexel Materials students first engage with the Department.  Many alumni remember fondly the potlucks and holiday parties enjoyed in the space.

After 25 years, this important collaborative and social area needs a facelift. Recognizing the importance of this project, we have already begun renovations. The lounge has been updated with new carpeting and fresh paint. Now, we need to outfit the lounge with the latest technology and furnishings at a cost of $20,000.

We are asking alumni and friends of the Department to join with us in completing the job with a charitable contribution.  With your help, the Department will continue to provide a space where our students can collaborate, study, and thrive. To make a contribution, please visit Drexel University’s online giving portal.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering greatly appreciates your generosity and engagement. Your contribution will enable the Department to build on its reputation of providing the best education possible to future generations of materials scientists and engineers. 

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