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October 19, 2017 | Science Center In The News
Where Philly wants Amazon's second headquarters: City officially submits bid
Philadelphia has thrown its hat into the ring to become Amazon’s corporate home away from home, vying with the likes of Austin, Tex., and Washington, D.C. in its bid to host a second headquarters for the Seattle company.
On any given morning, students participating in FirstHand programs can be found shuffling into the lab, getting their notebooks out, and ripping into a snack pack. Class starts with a brain teaser, like connecting words. Today, students are asked to find a word that connects different pairs of words – like ‘bed’ and ‘paper.’ Once the students land on ‘sheet,’ it’s time to transition into their lesson. As students grab their lab coats and their goggles, their alter egos emerge.
Leading Cancer Research Organizations to Host International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Philadelphia, Oct. 26-30
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) will host their annual International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics Oct. 26-30 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia (1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107).
Adult Science Fair Lands at the PHS Pop Up Garden on October 22
Science fairs are a mainstay of everyone’s school years. This month, Sojourn Philly Restaurant Group is teaming up with the University City Science Center to bring a science fair for adults to Philadelphia.
Science Center’s FirstHand Program Receives National Award for Mentoring Initiatives
For the second time in three years, the University City Science Center’s FirstHand program has won a US2020 STEM Mentoring Award. Representatives of the FirstHand program travelled to Washington, D.C. Tuesday, October 10th, to accept the award for Excellence in Volunteer Experience from US2020.
US2020 honors Science Center, more with STEM awards
The University City Science Center is among the Philadelphia area organizations to receive a national recognition Tuesday morning when US2020 announced it is the recipient of its third annual STEM Mentoring Awards.
Stressed about renting? Whose Your Landlord offers Yelp-like reviews
In this age of information, where it’s easy to find facts and statistics about nearly anything, Temple University graduate Ofo Ezeugwu found a gap: Renters struggle to find information about landlords and their properties.
In Philly’s latest digital health accelerator cohort, women-led companies dominate
The third cohort of the University City Science Center Digital Health Accelerator recently got underway in Philadelphia, according to a news release. Of the seven companies selected to take part spanning caregiver support as an employee benefit to global guidance on regulatory and reimbursement issues for biopharma and medtech companies, most are led by women. Participants in the 12-month program receive $50,000 without having to give up equity.
To grow startups, a Philadelphia institution looks west
The University City Science Center is looking west, way beyond 40th Street, all the way to Pittsburgh. Their Phase 1 Ventures (P1V) program was founded in 2015 as a regional initiative. Now it is expanding across the state with partnerships at Penn State Hershey, the main campus in State College, and most recently, the University of Pittsburgh.
Gut Love: Bacteria, Love and Immunology Intersect at Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit
Understanding the microbiome, the millions of bacteria that live in our guts, is one of the newest frontiers in human health. Gut Love: You Are My Future, the newest exhibit on display at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG), offers an artist’s perspective as it explores the human condition through the lens of the gut microbiome.