Flying Slippers Blog

November 16, 2017 | Flying Slippers Blog

Humans of the Science Center: Lynette Moore, Manager Development & Stewardship

When she’s not busy fundraising for the Science Center, Lynette Moore can be found with a power tool or paintbrush in hand, giving new life to old furniture. A native of Seattle, the Washington State alum moved to Philadelphia six years ago, and has called it home ever since (hear that, Amazon??).

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November 2, 2017 | Flying Slippers Blog

HeavyWater: A Collaboration Between Artificial & Human Intelligence

Picture an army of Alexa’s processing massive amounts of data so humans can get back to doing human work. That’s the vision of HeavyWater, a startup that is harnessing artificial intelligence to create an alternative workforce that liberates human beings from handling mundane business processes.

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October 19, 2017 | Flying Slippers Blog

FirstHand Isn’t Your Typical Science Class

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.

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October 5, 2017 | Flying Slippers Blog

More, from less, for more: One company’s quest to tackle early breast cancer detection in developing countries

“More, from less, for more.” That’s the guiding principle of UE LifeSciences. The Philly-based company is revolutionizing the cancer realm, and giving women who typically do not have access to early breast cancer detection, a fighting chance. Founded by Mihir Shah and Matthew Campisi in 2009...

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September 21, 2017 | Flying Slippers Blog

Welcome to Cellacon Valley

Simply put: Cellacon Valley and the broader domain of precision medicine is our moment, as a Life Science PA community, to rise up and lead the development of this emerging industry sector.

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September 7, 2017 | Flying Slippers Blog

Welcome to the Flying Slippers Blog!

Welcome to the Flying Slippers blog! The Science Center is taking a foray into the world of blogging, and we’re excited to keep you up-to-date on what we’re up to, our plans for the future and introduce you to the people that inspire us.

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