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June 21, 2018 | Press Releases
David Pacitti Elected to University City Science Center Board of Directors
David Pacitti, President of Siemens Medical Solutions USA and Head of Siemens Healthineers Americas, was elected to the University City Science Center’s Board of Directors at its annual Shareholders Meeting on June 15, 2018. The Science Center also announced the election of Maxine Ballen as Director Emerita. Pacitti and Ballen join the following current and emeritus members of the Science Center Board:
$500,000 HHS Grant Leverages Success of Science Center Programs for Health Security Innovations
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded the University City Science Center a grant of up to $500,000 over five years to join BARDA’s new Division of Research, Innovation and Ventures (DRIVe) Accelerator Network. The grant will augment the capabilities of the Science Center’s existing accelerator programs to identify and promote innovations in national health security.
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.
Explore Innovation for Social Change: Science Center, Venture Café and CIC Partner to Offer Philly Tech Week Event
Social needs can’t be addressed by maintaining the status quo. Change requires a holistic exploration of the people, policies and issues surrounding a problem – and a willingness to think beyond existing circumstances. On Monday, April 30th, the University City Science Center will partner with the Venture Café Global Institute and CIC to deliver Innovation for Social Change: A Venture Café Experience as part of Philly Tech Week presented by Comcast.
‘Be an Innovator!’ Returns to Innovation Plaza as part of Philadelphia Science Festival
The University City Science Center is bringing its Innovators Walk of Fame to life with the interactive Be an Innovator! program on Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. - noon. Be an Innovator! highlights innovators from the past and present through interactive activities connecting art and science. This is the third consecutive year the Science Center is partnering with the Philadelphia Science Festival to present the program, which will take place at Innovation Plaza, 37th and Market Streets.
Is Technology the 21st Century Version of a Phantom Limb? New Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit Explores the Post-Digital Landscape
Three Brooklyn-based artists use digital art to illustrate technology as an expansion of our bodies in Phantom Limb, the latest exhibit at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG). An opening reception for Phantom Limb will be held on April 12, 2018 at EKG, 3600 Market Street, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Phantom Limb runs through May 26, 2018, and features work by Danielle Ezzo, Sophie Kahn and Zach Nader. The exhibit draws attention to the evolving post-digital landscape in relation to the self through diverse forms of digital art.
Science Center’s BioArt Residency Kicks Off with Brooklyn-Based Artist
The first of three artists has been selected for the University City Science Center’s new BioArt Residency program. Laura Splan is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores intersections of art, science, technology and craft. She will begin a three-month residency at uCity Square-based biotech company Integral Molecular on April 6, 2018.
$50,000 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Grant Will Support BioArt Residency at the University City Science Center
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded the University City Science Center a $50,000 grant to establish an artist residency program that explores developments in science and biotechnology. Three artists will each spend three months working on creative research projects in the lab of Integral Molecular, a uCity Square-based biotechnology company. This grant is part of a $920,000 investment the Knight Foundation announced in the arts today.
University City partners receive $5 million grant from Lenfest Foundation to accelerate career opportunities for local residents
University City District (UCD), the University City Science Center and Drexel University have been awarded a $5 million grant from the Lenfest Foundation. The three-year grant will support a unique partnership that leverages University City’s explosive economic growth to train and place unemployed West Philadelphia residents in family-sustaining jobs today, while equipping the community’s workforce with the skills and certifications needed to connect to the jobs of the future.