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April 25, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Nominate a Philly immigrant entrepreneur to get their name etched into a concrete block

Immigrants are a significant source of innovation and entrepreneurship in this country. The same goes for Philadelphia — our sister site Philly has plenty of coverage on our region’s immigrant-founded companies, and it says a lot when a community organization like Mt. Airy USA launches a Philadelphia Immigrant Innovation Hub to help immigrants start their own businesses.

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April 24, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Innovation and inspiration for kids at Philadelphia Science Festival

When you are young, the science bug might bite you at any time. For a young boy named Sonny Viscelli, it happened during a visit to the Tinker Lab at the Philadelphia Science Festival on Saturday. There he was so inspired to learn all about robotics that he and his family returned to the festival a day later.

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April 19, 2017 | Science Center In The News

How changes to H-1B visas could impact Philadelphia's tech scene

The Greater Philadelphia region has a significant stake in the program. New Jersey and Pennsylvania both ranked in the top ten states for H-1B visa application certifications, which are required to be entered into the visa lottery.

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April 19, 2017 | Science Center In The News

How to get on First Round Capital’s radar

When asked how startups could go about putting themselves in front of the famed venture capital firm, First Round Capital’s partner operations manager Chris Brown shared one “do” and one big “don’t.”

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April 18, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Earth Day in Philly will be busy: Thousands expected to march for science

Organizers expect 5,000 to 15,000 people in Philadelphia on Saturday to support the March for Science — a satellite event to the main march in Washington sparked by President Trump's proposed budget cuts and statements on science.

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April 13, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Richard Florida on the new ‘Urban Crisis’: The feds will never save us again

Richard Florida is feeling reflective. He became the equivalent of an urban planning rock star with the publication of his book The Rise of the Creative Class 15 years ago. In the intervening years, the book’s thesis—attract young creative professionals and your city will flourish—seems to have proven both portentous and problematic.

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April 6, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Apply to the Science Center’s health IT accelerator and score $50K in seed cash

Now on its third year of offering cash and office space to startups in the health IT space, the University City Science Center is calling on local companies to apply for the Digital Health Accelerator (DHA) by May 15.

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April 5, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Here’s How Trump Made Last-Minute Changes to the H1-B Visa Program

The application period for H1-B visas opened up on Monday, right after the Trump administration issued a last-minute memo detailing new guidelines for the work visa program.

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April 5, 2017 | Science Center In The News

University City's Major Players Want To Be The City's Top Business Recruiters

Everything that has made Philadelphia an exciting market for commercial real estate is concentrated in University City, which makes the neighborhood’s future crucial to the health of the city overall.

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March 28, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Journalists seek to bridge technology, community gap at summit at Penn

Philadelphia is poised to be the next technological hub due to a number of innovative, multi-billion dollar projects that are underway or in the pipeline. When the National Association of Black Journalists Region I hosts its “Diversity, Innovation and Technology Summit” in Philadelphia this Saturday, the organization will highlight innovative projects such as the Comcast Technology Center, the University City Science Center’s uCity Square Project, University of Pennsylvania ’s Pennovation Center and the Schuylkill Yards project by Drexel University that are located in or near predominately African-American communities.

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