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August 5, 2020 | Press Releases

Science Center BioArt Residency Welcomes Three New Artists Supported by Philadelphia Foundation Grant

The Science Center has received a $10,000 grant from the Edna W. Andrade Fund, a donor advised fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, to add three artists to its BioArt Residency program.

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August 3, 2020 | Science Center In The News

The Census Bureau Must Meet—Even During a Pandemic

Quorum featured in, detailing how we’re adapting our space to accommodate meetings and events that still need to take place in-person.

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July 24, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Quorum in Philadelphia Executes a Safe, Socially Distanced Event for U.S. Census Bureau

At Quorum, we're re-imagining what an event space can be and embracing the new responsibilities that are paramount to making it successful.

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July 23, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Checking in with the first Launch Lane Cohort

We caught up with the seven companies that make up our Launch Lane accelerator to discuss what they hoped to get out of the experience when they applied, how their priorities shifted as a result of the pandemic and the superpowers that help them thrive as entrepreneurs.

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July 13, 2020 | Press Releases

Twelve Academic Researchers Selected as Finalists for Research Accelerator

Twelve academic researchers representing seven institutions across PA, NJ and DE have been selected as finalists for the 13th round of the Science Center research accelerator known as the QED Proof-of-Concept program.

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July 9, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Humans of the Science Center: Rich Southerland

A NASA centrifuge? A bomb shelter in a sub-basement? Meet Rich Southerland: Our Director of Construction and resident historian who knows every nook and cranny of our uCity Square campus. His impressive 40-year career at the Science Center has afforded him a unique perspective on our past and the moments – and buildings – that are shaping our future.

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July 3, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Pitch Perfect: Startup and Leadership Lessons with John Younger, MD

In this episode of the podcast, When Science Speaks, John Younger, MD, Vice President for Science and Technology at Science Center shares his expert perspectives as a physician-scientist and biotech entrepreneur. Drawing upon his unique...

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July 1, 2020 | Science Center In The News

How to stay connected (and cool) this July: Check out these 10 virtual Philly tech events from home

Attend some company-building talks, tech conferences and PTW20 events from the air-conditioned comfort of home this month.

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June 25, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

At Home in the Third Place

With our city quickly approaching a green-phase reopening, now seemed like as good a time as any to reflect on our reality the last few months.

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June 19, 2020 | Press Releases

Yi Deng and Bill Mezzanotte Elected to University City Science Center Board of Directors

The University City Science Center announces the election of two new Board members, following the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on June 19th

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