40 Under 40

40 under 40: Our Future is the Place They Make

If you believe that more people should wear safety gear while biking, you invent a fashion-forward, collapsible helmet that’s really cool. If you’re frustrated with the lack of social opportunities for people on the autism spectrum, you start an Asperger’s-friendly music course at Philadelphia’s School of Rock. And if you think video games can do more than build thumb dexterity in teens, you launch a gaming company that creates entertainment that serves the social good. For six years, 40 Under 40 has documented Drexel’s essential philosophy that says: The future is ours to shape, ours to make better. And this year, we honor another remarkable group of young alumni who crisscross disciplines to solve problems, enrich the urban scene and enliven our world. In November, the University launched a $750 million fundraising campaign with the audacious theme: The Future Is a Place We Make. Could anyone have a stronger claim to the title “future-maker” than the people in this issue?