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May 24, 2018 | Science Center In The News
$1M gift from Penn, Wexford, kicks off University City Science Center's new $3M campaign
When the University City Science Center moves into its new space at 3675 Market Street in the fall, space for its key programs will more than triple, but for those programs to grow in tandem, one thing really helps — money.
University City Science Center Announces Ignite Innovation Campaign; Lead Support from University of Pennsylvania and Wexford Science & Technology
The University City Science Center announced today that it has launched a $3 million “Ignite Innovation” Campaign, as it prepares to move into new headquarters at 3675 Market Street in Philadelphia. The campaign is off to a strong start with support totaling $1.1 million from the University of Pennsylvania and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC.
Last week, on Thursday May 17, 2018 Laura talked to us about her practice and the experiments she has been undertaking during her residency at Integral Molecular.
She elaborated on her process of visualization where she has been uploading the protein models and sequences to PyMOL and manipulating their forms and interactions. Read more on this topic in our formers posts.
A Conversation with BioArtist in Residence Laura Splan
Earlier this year we announced a new interdisciplinary artist residency program in conjunction with uCity Square-based biotech company, Integral Molecular. Laura Splan, the first of three artists to participate in the BioArt Residency, began her three-month stint in April. Tonight, she’ll be giving an Artist Talk at Quorum to provide further insight into some of her completed projects.
BioArt Blog: An Interview With Laura Splan By Elise Vider
The residency entails spending three months working closely with scientists in a laboratory setting, studying their cutting edge research methods and interpreting them creatively. My residency research and experiments will culminate in a project that will be exhibited at the EKG Gallery in 2019.
What do a farm-to-table restaurant, an outdoor clothing brand, a youth sports marketing firm and a laundry service all have in common? They all are using business as a platform to do good and ignite social change. As part of Philly Tech Week 2018, the Science Center teamed up with Venture Café Global Institute and CIC to present Innovation for Social Change: a Venture Café Experience. Representatives from Philadelphia-based organizations including the White Dog Café, United By Blue, LeagueSide and Wash Cycle Laundry provided us insight into their company ethos and philosophies.
CIC Philadelphia Welcomes General Manager, Ravid Butz
CIC Philadelphia is excited to welcome new General Manager, Ravid Butz. Ravid brings over 20 years in business management to CIC Philadelphia, which is slated to open this fall at 3675 Market Street in uCity Square.
Karina Sotnik on the Goals of the Global Startup Accelerator Program
Karina Sotnik emigrated to the United States from Latvia in 1988. She spent over a decade in Silicon Valley, forming international partnerships for American companies and going through IPOs twice, only to lose everything in the crash of 2000.