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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.