Rob Li has lifted people in twos, threes and sometimes more. He’s lifted people on water, sand, swings and snow. He’s lifted people here, there and everywhere. His mission to lift 10,000 strangers around the world combines body strength and Instagram filters with his own leisurewear line of clothing — and it’s super fun.
The young alumni honored in this year’s Drexel Magazine 40 Under 40 program are proof that cooperative education produces graduates with the creativity and resilience to solve problems for which there is no pre-existing answer key. Our graduates are paving paths that scarcely existed when they left high school in fields like nanotechnology, autonomous vehicles, cryptocurrency, cleantech and robotics. They’re creating novel products, making scientific discoveries and addressing emergent social issues. As Drexel celebrates the centennial of its Drexel Co-op program we are reminded that no method of education is better suited to today’s world of swift technological and social change. We believe that those who build the future have a stake in the shape it takes. So we asked them each to imagine their own personal centennial, and what change they would most like to see in the world by the time they’re 100.