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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.”
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.
$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.
Art and Science Converge at the University City Science Center
The scientist in her lab may seem a world apart from the artist in his studio, yet the two disciplines are inextricably bound. The Science Center began exploring the nexus among art, science and technology in 1975 when it established Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) as an on-site art gallery.
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.
‘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.”
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.