Latest news from the Science Center, our resident companies and the innovation ecosystem.

August 9, 2018 | Flying Slippers Blog

Humans of the Science Center: Tracy Brala, VP Ecosystem Development

On Twitter she’s known as the Main Line Marketer. Around the Science Center halls, she’s known as the Vice President of Ecosystem Development. Tracy Brala joined the team in June and brings with her an extensive background in marketing, branding, product and business development. In her new role, Tracy will lead the expansion of Quorum and the implementation of Venture Café programming. Get to know our newest VP below.

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August 9, 2018 | Bioart Blog

Patterns in Biology and Nature

Visualizing biological data, specially extraction of patterns help us compare and contrast behaviors in cellular studies and in the world at large.

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August 3, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Take a sneak peek inside 3675 Market St., ahead of its fall opening

We got a hard-hat tour of the Science Center's new building, which will include a ground-level Quorum that's three times as big as its former location.

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August 2, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Game devs: Learn how to make $$$ on Red Queen Gaming’s marketplace

Red Queen Gaming, makers of a platform for digital tools that help gamers and videogame developers, want more devs to make tools on their marketplace — and make some moolah in the process.

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August 1, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Kids engage in molecular gastronomy summer science program

A five-week summer science program at the University City Science Center wrapped up Wednesday with a taste test. E.M. Stanton Elementary School seventh-grader Jayla Pugh stood behind bowls of pink- and green-colored marshmallow dip.

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August 1, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Education Secretary Rivera Continues #SummerOfSTEM Tour at University City Science Center

Building on the Wolf administration’s commitment to expanding education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera today visited Philadelphia’s University City Science Center to observe the FirstHand initiative summer program, where elementary school students learn about the science of molecular gastronomy.

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July 31, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Science Exchange Collaborates with AUM BioTech to Fast-Track Global Drug Discovery by Offering Self-Delivering RNA Silencing FANA ASO Technology for Genetic Research

Science Exchange, the leading marketplace for outsourced R&D™, announces a collaboration with AUM BioTech, an emerging Philadelphia-based startup, to advance genetic research and significantly cut short drug discovery and development time. Science Exchange will now offer AUM BioTech’s self-delivering, next-generation RNA silencing products and alternatives to conventional CRISPR, siRNA and shRNA approaches.

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July 26, 2018 | Press Releases

Stephen Zarrilli Named President & CEO of University City Science Center

The University City Science Center announced today that Stephen Zarrilli will assume the role of President & Chief Executive Officer effective October 1, 2018.

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July 26, 2018 | Bioart Blog

Lecture by Deirdre Murphy

Deirdre Murphy gave a public lecture to introduce us to her artistic practice and some of the scientific influences in her work.

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July 26, 2018 | Flying Slippers Blog

Fueling the Talent Pipeline at RAIN 2018

On Wednesday, we gathered the region's innovation and entrepreneurship communities at Quorum to discuss the talent pipeline. Amy Nelson, CEO of Venture for America, kicked off the conference with a keynote describing barriers to entrepreneurship – and how VFA is breaking down these barriers.

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