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

May 18, 2018 | Science Center In The News

It’s Almost Time for the Second Annual PHL Innovation Picnic

Next month, the Philly entrepreneurial community will convene to celebrate another year of big breakthroughs. You don’t want to miss out on the food, drinks and field day activities!

Read More
April 26, 2018 | Science Center In The News

32 Philly Leaders Share Their Can’t-Miss Philly Tech Week Events

There are 99 tech week 2018 events, kicking off on Friday and continuing all through next week. Feeling overwhelmed? Here's your guide!

Read More
April 25, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Karina Sotnik on the Goals of the Global Startup Accelerator Program

Karina Sotnik emigrated to the United States from Latvia in 1988. She spent over a decade in Silicon Valley, forming international partnerships for American companies and going through IPOs twice, only to lose everything in the crash of 2000.

Read More
April 19, 2018 | Science Center In The News

‘High-Value Technology’ wins ACP Innovation Challenge grand prize at Internal Medicine Meeting 2018

Caleb Murphy won the ACP Innovation Challenge grand prize today during Internal Medicine Meeting 2018, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP). ACP awarded $20,000 to Murphy, an MD/MBA candidate at University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities, for “High-Value Technology: Developing Electronic Medical Record Capabilities to Promote High-Value Clinical Practice.”

Read More
April 12, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Philly exhibit explores idea of technology as 21st-century phantom limb

Doctors use the term “phantom limb” to describe a patient’s sensations that an amputated or missing limb is still a part of the body. The University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery is also using the term as the name of its latest exhibit, which explores the role of technology for 21st-century artists.

Read More
April 9, 2018 | Science Center In The News

This Home Pregnancy Test Is Fully Biodegradeable

Millions of pounds of used pregnancy tests end up in landfills every year. Lia Diagnostics new test, the winner of the health category of Fast Company’s 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards, just melts away.

Read More
March 21, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Checking in on Her Corner accelerator a year after Philadelphia expansion

Brooke Ferry wasn’t sure the Her Corner accelerator was right for her at first. The co-owner of a design company with two other business partners, Ferry had just ramped her work schedule back up after having a baby when she started going to coffee meet-and-greets put on by D.C.-based Her Corner, which launched in the city last year.

Read More
March 12, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Artists and scientists look for common ground, thanks to this Knight Foundation grant

Three artists will spend three months posted up in University City with one goal in common: exposing the subtle poetry of science. A $50,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to the University City Science Center will allow artists to explore working on creative research projects in the lab of Integral Molecular, a biotech company located at 3711 Market.

Read More
March 7, 2018 | Science Center In The News


From diversifying arts board leadership to commissioning 25 Asian-American artists to create site-specific works, a range of projects from nine Philadelphia arts organizations will receive $923,600 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The groups are large and small, ranging from the Kimmel Center to the experimental performance group Swim Pony.

Read More
March 2, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Finding Art in the Gut, and Other Unexpected Places

Angela McQuillan, Curator at Esther Klein Gallery, is featured in the Vocation section of the New York Times.

Read More

Sign up to receive email updates from Flying Slippers!

Jeanne Mell

VP Marketing Communications

jmell [at]


Kristen Fitch

Senior Manager Marketing and Media Relations

kfitch [at]