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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 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 13, 2020 | Press Releases

University City Science Center partnership with CSL Behring accelerates the search for new biotherapies at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Delaware

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Delaware have been awarded funding and support to accelerate their search for new medicines through an ongoing partnership between global biotechnology leader CSL Behring and the University City Science Center.

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February 10, 2020 | Press Releases

Design & Science Converge at the Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery

What happens when design and science intersect?

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January 22, 2020 | Press Releases

uCity Square Flagship Breaks Ground

One uCity Square is the 17th Building in this 6.5 million square feet development

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January 15, 2020 | Press Releases

Science Center’s Multi-Institutional Proof-of-Concept Program Awards $600,000 to Researchers at Leading Academic Institutions

The Science Center has announced three awardees in the latest round of its QED Proof-of-Concept Program which partners with regional academic and research institutions to prepare their most promising life science technologies for commercialization.

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December 4, 2019 | Press Releases

Science Center and Crown Castle to Develop a Telecommunications Curriculum for High School Students

The Science Center has announced a collaboration with Crown Castle, the nation’s largest provider of shared communications infrastructure, to bring a telecommunications curriculum to high school students through the Science Center’s nationally recognized STEM education program, FirstHand. Through this program partnership, Crown Castle is sharing its expertise and insight into 21st century technology in addition to providing a grant award to support the curriculum development.

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November 14, 2019 | Press Releases

Accelerator Season

We’re now accepting applications for two accelerators! Each have unique missions, but both are focused on growing businesses while leverage our network of advisors, industry leaders and resources.

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October 24, 2019 | Press Releases

Global Startup Accelerator Opens Enrollment for New Cohort Focused on International Expansion to India

The joint venture between the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and the University City Science Center is seeking up to 25 companies, focused on ‘smart cities’, for its federally-backed program

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October 17, 2019 | Press Releases

Richard Florida Releases Inclusive Prosperity Report

Inaugural Philadelphia Fellow focuses on work of anchor institutions in spreading economic growth to include all of the city’s neighborhoods

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