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February 20, 2017 | Press Releases
Three University Technologies Receive $600,000 from Science Center’s QED Program
Researchers developing technologies to improve therapeutic success among radiotherapy patients, prevent chest wall collapses in pre-term infants with respiratory distress, and assist surgeons with pre-operative planning for femur fracture alignments will receive a total of $600,000 in funding through the ninth round of the University City Science Center’s QED Proof-of-Concept Program.
Rowan Professor Lands Prestigious Science Center Grant
Patients with broken legs soon may undergo more successful surgeries thanks to a robot. That’s the goal of Dr. Mohammad Abedin-Nasab, a research assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at Rowan University in Glassboro.
Newest Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit Examines Technology’s Impact on the Psyche
A new exhibition at the Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery is a meditation on the similarities and differences between biological and artificial intelligence. Geistdenkenheit, an installation by Tyler Kline, examines how the relatively recent practices of cognitive mapping and cranial scanning have provided insight into the structure of the human psyche, as it explores the impact of technology on the psyche and what it means to be human in the 21st century.
Philadelphia's University City Science Center Engages with Comcast Business Ethernet
Comcast Business today announced it is providing high performance Ethernet services to Philadelphia's start-up and tech communities at The Microsoft Reactor, a hub for entrepreneurs and technologists that is located on the ground floor of the University City Science Center's corporate offices at uCity Square. The full-service Comcast Business Ethernet line provides a scalable enterprise-grade service to support various programs, events and start-up businesses.
A major groundbreaking in West Philly is just a small piece of the puzzle
uCity Square, the planned 6.5-million-square-foot, mixed-use development in Philadelphia’s University City, grew 345,000 square feet closer to completion with groundbreaking last month at 3675 Market Street. It’s all part of a grander transformation happening in this West Philly neighborhood.
Microsoft gave out 50 tablets to these Philly nonprofits
The Microsoft Reactor Philadelphia, through the software maker’s Microsoft Philanthropies division, donated 50 Surface tablets — plus peripherals like keyboards and mice — to seven Philadelphia-based nonprofit organizations.
Stephen Tang: Trump’s Rumored Overhaul of Visa Program Would Harm Innovation
President Trump’s next order of business is allegedly an overhaul of the U.S. H-1B work-visa program, which allows employers, particularly tech companies, to recruit highly skilled workers from abroad. An overhaul of the program would be an attempt to protect American workers and American jobs, the administration has said.
University of Pittsburgh and University City Science Center in Philadelphia Join Forces to Commercialize Early-Stage Technologies
The University of Pittsburgh is the newest academic participant in the University City Science Center’s Phase 1 Ventures program. To launch their partnership, the Science Center and the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute are collaborating to commercialize a Pitt-developed technology for accurately aligning lower-limb prostheses.