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September 17, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Q&A: New Science Center President and CEO Stephen Zarrilli

In October, hometown kid Stephen T. Zarrilli will take the reins as the 11th president and CEO of the University City Science Center. Zarrilli brings with him a 35-year resume packed with experience in public, private, venture-backed and nonprofit enterprises. Most recently, he served six years at the helm of Safeguard Scientifics in Radnor, another made-in-Philly success story.

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September 10, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Science Center names 12 QED finalists

Twelve experimental technologies under development at nine academic institutions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware were named finalists Monday for the University City Science Center’s QED Program.

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August 22, 2018 | Science Center In The News

RAIN 2018 Conference: Fueling the talent pipeline

“Fueling the Talent Pipeline: Preparing for the 21st Century Economy” was the theme of the 10th Regional Affinity Incubation Network (RAIN) conference late last month at the University City Science Center. The consensus? That pipeline is leaky, especially for millennials, women and people of color.

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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 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 26, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Stephen Zarrilli to Step In as President and CEO of the University City Science Center

On Thursday, the Science Center announced that Stephen Zarrilli will succeed Stephen S. Tang as president and CEO of the University City nonprofit starting October 1, 2018.

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June 29, 2018 | Science Center In The News

QED Grant Helps Wistar Institute Move Forward With Finding a Cure for Melanoma

Dr. Maureen Murphy says her first professional goal was to become a nun. Growing up in Catholic school in Sussex County, New Jersey, she tried on the idea of becoming a nun, but “thought there was something inherently wrong with the patriarchal way that religion went.”

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June 12, 2018 | Science Center In The News

This event wants to help shift the demographics of entrepreneurship

An upcoming event at the University City Science Center is looking to reverse an unsettling trend: Even though female-led and diverse startups have shown above-average performance, just 2 percent of VC dollars went to female founders in 2017.

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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.

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