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October 10, 2017 | Press Releases
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.
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.
Meet the New Class of the University City Science Center’s Digital Health Accelerator
Flushable pregnancy tests, remote patient monitoring systems, augmented reality to prepare for emergency situations – these are among the seven technologies being developed by the third class of the University City Science Center’s Digital Health Accelerator (DHA).
A best-selling author and an international law firm are joining Philadelphia’s largest group of funded early-stage tech companies. “Grit” author Angela Duckworth and her team at Character Lab have joined Philadelphia’s ic@3401 as an anchor tenant. Also joining the ic@3401 community is Cooley, an international law firm with decades of experience supporting high-growth companies in the technology and life sciences industries.
Science Center Celebrates Immigrant Entrepreneurs in its 2017 Class of the Innovators Walk of Fame
PHILADELPHIA--(September 15, 2017) – The University City Science Center announced the six immigrant entrepreneurs that comprise the third class of its Innovators Walk of Fame on September 14th at its annual fundraising event, Nucleus 2017....
The Art of Science Inspires Residency Program at Biotech Company
A new kind of interdisciplinary artistic collaboration is happening in Philadelphia this fall. The University City Science Center has partnered with biotech company and uCity Square resident Integral Molecular to host an artist-in-residence program focused on biotechnology. The three-month pilot of the Art + Science Residency will begin in September with Philadelphia-based artist Orkan Telhan.
Interdependent “Mesh” of Art and Science on Display at Esther Klein Gallery
While art and science are often thought of as two completely separate modes of thought, they are much more closely connected than one might think. A Mesh Is Also a Snare, a group exhibition presented by the Philadelphia-based artist collective Grizzly Grizzly, will open at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) on August 17 and run through September 30. An opening reception will be held at EKG, located at 3600 Market Street in Philadelphia, on Thursday, September 7th from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Middle School Educators Integrate STEM Learning into the Classroom with University City Science Center’s FirstHand Teacher Institute
Teachers from three Philadelphia middle schools are heading back to the classroom next week-- as students. From August 14th through the 16th, the University City Science Center will kick off the second FirstHand Teachers Institute. The institute, which debuted in the summer of 2016, provides Philadelphia-based middle school educators an opportunity for professional development related to STEM education.
Christopher J. Laing to Head New Innovation Organization in Austin, TX
After 11 years developing and growing commercialization, investment, and business acceleration programs at Philadelphia’s University City Science Center, Christopher Laing, MRCVS, Ph.D. has been tapped to lead the effort to establish a new healthcare-focused innovation zone in Austin, Texas. Dr. Laing will become the first Executive Director at the newly formed Capital City Innovation effective September 1, 2017. He has served as the Vice President, Science & Technology at the Science Center since 2010.