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March 27, 2020 | Press Releases

An Update from the Science Center

It is with mixed feelings that we announce today that our President & CEO, Stephen Zarrilli, has resigned to focus on his continued rehabilitation following a stroke in July 2019. Steve has been a member of the Science Center’s Board of Directors since 2014 and after a national search, assumed the role of President and CEO in October 2018. We’re delighted that he will remain a member of the Science Center’s Board of Directors.

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March 24, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Why Buckminster Fuller is the ‘patron saint’ of University City Science Center

University City Science Center, a nonprofit that helps innovators and entrepreneurs take their creative ideas to the marketplace, was designed to be a place of collaboration, and has only grown since its start in 1963.

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March 19, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Gathering Globally in Virtual Times: Creating a Digital Community

Most of us are cyborgs-- plugged into our devices as texts connect us across geography, and video calls transcend time zones. Yet, even with our ease in a tech-infused world, the move to remote and virtual working communities in the midst of COVID-19 has felt shocking.

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March 19, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

The Front Lines of COVID-19

The Science Center was built on the foundation of technology commercialization, designed to enable life changing technologies to transition from the lab to the bedside. It’s times like this that we’re reminded how critical those researchers, entrepreneurs and companies are.

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March 19, 2020 | Science Center In The News

UCity’s Integral Molecular is researching what makes the COVID-19 virus so infectious

"We've been talking about viruses every day for the last 20 years, and now everyone is," CEO Ben Doranz said. Here's what that work looks like.

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March 12, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Parallel Paths: Design and Science

Design and Science –curated by Leslie Atzmon– is a comprehensive exhibition that explores the connection between the titular constructs, underscoring creative and conceptual overlap. Although the premise that design and science are connected is not a revelation at Esther Klein Gallery, much of the work included in this diverse, visual survey is.

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March 5, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Technical Founder 101: Communicating with Non-Technical Stakeholders

Of all the hats a technical founder must wear, ‘Ambassador to the Nontechnical World’ is one of the most important. Unlike many research concepts which can remain for decades in a rarified realm of journal publication and grant funding, ideas preparing to run the startup gauntlet will in every case need the strategic and financial support of nontechnical allies.

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March 4, 2020 | Press Releases

A COVID-19 update

The Science Center We continue to monitor and stay as up to date as possible on the evolving situation with the COVID-19 virus.

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February 28, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Black Girl Ventures helping women develop, finance entrepreneurial ventures

There's a new alliance in Philadelphia focused on helping women of color develop, grow and fund their entrepreneurial ventures.

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February 25, 2020 | Science Center In The News

FibroKine, Potential PF Treatment Strategy, Gets $250,000 CSL Behring Research Grant

CSL Behring and the University City Science Center awarded $250,000 each to Cecelia Yates, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh, and Eleftherios Papoutsakis, PhD, from the University of Delaware.

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