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October 27, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Healthcare is Experiencing a Boom in Female Entrepreneurs and Leaders

In October, the Nobel Prize for chemistry was awarded to two women, Emmanuelle Chapentier and Jennifer A. Dodna for the development of a method for genome editing called CRISPR. This is the first time two women have won this prestigious prize and is a timely signal of the growing role women play in health-related fields.

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October 22, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Sticking the Landing: A Parachute for Global Startups Eyeing the U.S.

International travel may be on pause, but global innovators determined to expand into the U.S. market have a powerful resource in our Global Soft Landing Accelerator.

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October 22, 2020 | Science Center In The News

The 7,600-job moment

Philadelphia is poised to become the epicenter of cell and gene therapy. Leaders like Dr. Steven Nichtberger have brought the local industry to a ‘tipping point.’

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October 15, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Apps are open for Science Center’s accelerator and STEM workforce dev program

Both Launch Lane Digital Health and the two-week STEM training bootcamp, BULB: Building and Understanding Lab Basics, will welcome new cohorts soon.

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October 8, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

When Our Walls Come Alive

In March, Dena Haden was preparing to pack up her art in Berkley, Massachusetts and travel to Philadelphia for the opening of her solo exhibition at the Esther Klein Gallery. But for the first time since the gallery opened in 1976, the walls were void of art influenced by science – all as scientists and researchers across the country double down on a new virus that would change the course of modern history.

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October 1, 2020 | Resident & Alumni News

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Honors America’s Small Business Leaders and Champions at 2020 National Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sunday, September 27 through Tuesday, September 29, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) hosted their National Conference: “Building America’s Business Future: Securing Wealth and Health for All Latinos” where more than 3,000 gathered virtually.

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September 30, 2020 | Science Center In The News

15 Minutes With: Tiffany Wilson, the new President & CEO of the Science Center

In this episode, Tracey Welson-Rossman sits down with Tiffany Wilson, the new President & CEO of the University City Science Center.

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September 24, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

More Than Ever, Incubation Proves Valuable for Startups

In a year unlike any other, ic@3401 has increased its portfolio of member companies by 28%. Those companies have created over 30 new jobs have raised over $11 million this year alone, outpacing last year’s total for the same period.

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September 24, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Nucleus Revisited

Missed Nucleus 2020? We’re delighted to present you with a recording of our September 22nd program honoring Benjamin Doranz, Aurora Archer and Sylvester Mobley.

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September 14, 2020 | Press Releases

Esther Klein Gallery Reopens with With Whom We Walk This Earth

Following an eight-month pause in exhibits, the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery is celebrating its reopening with a solo exhibit by Massachusetts-based artist, Dena Haden. With Whom We Walk This Earth opens on September 17th with gallery access between 5-7:30 p.m. and outdoor refreshments for guests. An artist talk and virtual gallery tour will also be held at Venture Café Philadelphia on September 24th from 5-6 p.m.

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