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October 11, 2017 | Science Center In The News
Adult Science Fair Lands at the PHS Pop Up Garden on October 22
Science fairs are a mainstay of everyone’s school years. This month, Sojourn Philly Restaurant Group is teaming up with the University City Science Center to bring a science fair for adults to Philadelphia.
US2020 honors Science Center, more with STEM awards
The University City Science Center is among the Philadelphia area organizations to receive a national recognition Tuesday morning when US2020 announced it is the recipient of its third annual STEM Mentoring Awards.
In Philly’s latest digital health accelerator cohort, women-led companies dominate
The third cohort of the University City Science Center Digital Health Accelerator recently got underway in Philadelphia, according to a news release. Of the seven companies selected to take part spanning caregiver support as an employee benefit to global guidance on regulatory and reimbursement issues for biopharma and medtech companies, most are led by women. Participants in the 12-month program receive $50,000 without having to give up equity.
To grow startups, a Philadelphia institution looks west
The University City Science Center is looking west, way beyond 40th Street, all the way to Pittsburgh. Their Phase 1 Ventures (P1V) program was founded in 2015 as a regional initiative. Now it is expanding across the state with partnerships at Penn State Hershey, the main campus in State College, and most recently, the University of Pittsburgh.
Priya Bhutani is the Founder of RegDesk and has been its Chief Executive Officer since 2013. Priya drew on her extensive experience in the medical device and regulatory industry to formulate a new way of approaching compliance needs by using a crowdsourcing model that connects clients with experts from around the globe.
The Science Center's Digital Health Accelerator took bias out of the selection process. These are the results.
If startup accelerators or venture capital funds across the country took the same approach as the University City Science Center’s Digital Health Accelerator, the STEM fields might look a little different.
LIA Diagnostics, ImmERge Labs join Science Center health accelerator
It’s been quite a year for scientist Marion Leary. First, her startup ImmERge Labs spun out from Penn, kicking things off by landing the $50,000 first prize at the AppItUP Demo Day. Then, she scores Geek of the Year at the Philly Geek Awards. And now, her company was announced as one of seven tech startups joining the University City Science Center’s Digital Health Accelerator.
Science Center Coworking Space Lands MacArthur Genius as Anchor Tenant
If the word “grit” entered your lexicon sometime in the last few years, you likely have Angela Duckworth to thank. She’s the author of the best-selling book “Grit,” which Forbes named a “Must-Read Business Book for 2016.” Now Duckworth, who’s also a recipient of the esteemed MacArther Foundation “genius grant,” will set up shop at the Science Center in University City with her team Character Lab.
Science Center honors immigrants who made Philly rich, interesting
With the U.S. going through one of its anti-immigration spasms, the University City Science Center last Thursday, at its Nucleus 2017 fund-raiser, named six immigrant entrepreneurs, past and present, to the third yearly list for its Innovators Walk of Fame:
These immigrant entrepreneurs will join Science Center’s Innovators Walk of Fame
Hailing from places Holland, Nigeria, and Czechoslovakia, a group of six immigrant entrepreneurs with deep ties to the Philly area were announced as the next entrants to the University City Science Center’s Innovators Walk of Fame.