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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 Technical.ly 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.