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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.
The Visionaries Behind the Awards: Meet the Nucleus 2020 Honorees
What makes a visionary? It’s a question we found ourselves asking often while interviewing our three Nucleus 2020 Honorees, Benjamin Doranz, Aurora Archer and Sylvester Mobley, and studying their collective bodies of work. Perhaps the answer is that no one really sets out to become a visionary, they just do when possessed with foresight that many of us missed early on.
Our Director of Government & Community Relations, Katie Nash spoke with Senator Bob Mensch about the critical role the Science Center plays in spurring innovation, economic growth and opportunity - before, during & after the pandemic.
How Covid-19 is reshaping the future of Greater Philadelphia's small events venues
When Covid-19 hit Greater Philadelphia in March, large scale conventions, international conferences and sporting events were among the first gatherings to go as strict social distancing restrictions rolled out.
University City Science Center Names Tiffany Wilson as President & CEO
The Science Center announced today that Tiffany Wilson will assume the role of President & Chief Executive Officer effective October 1, 2020. This appointment comes at a pivotal time for the Science Center and the Philadelphia region, as the organization focuses on delivering on economic, scientific, and civic impact. It is supporting innovative new health treatments and technologies, delivering equity in access to STEM education and workforce opportunities, and convening the innovation community.
From Venture Café Regular to Part of the Team: Meet Garry Johnson
Before Garry Johnson had even considered becoming our new Venture Café Philadelphia Program Manager and Experience Designer, his likeness already appeared in our latest Science Center Impact Report; there have been several Thursday Gatherings where Garry networked, participated in pitch sessions, and, at one point, took part in a pretty dynamic panel of speakers.
A New $10M Program Will Improve Access to STEM Opportunities for Women, Black and Latinx Students in Philly
The initiative led by GlaxoSmithKline will fund programs that close gaps in the region’s workforce pipeline and give career opportunities to underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math.