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Philadelphia Science Festival Program Highlights Diversity of Science Careers

PHILADELPHIA--(April 24, 2014) – Not all science jobs take place in a lab. On April 30, the University City Science Center and Campus Philly will co-host I Love My Science Job! to highlight the diversity of science-related careers in the region. The program, which is part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, will run from 5-7 p.m. at the University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia. Tours of Science Center labs will be offered at 4 p.m. I Love My Science Job! will present a 360° view of the diverse job opportunities within the science and technology industries from the perspective of science professionals with one thing in common: they all love their jobs. Panelists include Cindy Otto, DVM, Ph.D., associate professor of critical care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine; Danielle Stollak, program manager for the Science Center’s STEAM Initiatives; Jill Sybesma, adult programs manager at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University; and Daniel Ueda, physics and engineering teacher at Central High School. The panel will be moderated by Zack Seward, innovation reporter at WHYY and NewsWorks.org. I Love My Science Job is free and open to the public but space is limited and registration is required. Online registration is available at http://www.philasciencefestival.org/event/190-i-love-my-science-job. The Science Center is organizing two other Science Festival programs. On April 27, Microscope Station will allow participants to create a one-of-a-kind self-portrait using a digital microscope to examine and photograph cheek cells and hair follicles as they isolate and visualize their own DNA. Microscope Station will be held at the Department of Making + Doing on the ground floor of 3711 Market Street. On May 1 the Science Center is partnering with Di Bruno Brothers to offer DIY Science: Fermentation. The event will feature live demonstrations by Amanda Feifer of Phickle and Joe Rucker of Integral Molecular will address the science of fermentation. Participants will discover how bacteria and yeast help create some of your favorite foods. DIY Science: Fermentation will take place at Di Bruno Brother’s at 1730 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. For more information about these and other Philadelphia Science Festival events, visit http://www.philasciencefestival.org/.

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