Latest news from the Science Center, the companies we support and the innovation ecosystem.
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.
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.
Twelve Academic Researchers Selected as Finalists for Research Accelerator
Twelve academic researchers representing seven institutions across PA, NJ and DE have been selected as finalists for the 13th round of the Science Center research accelerator known as the QED Proof-of-Concept program.
Study Projects Future Workforce Talent Needs for Cell & Gene Therapy Sector and Benchmarks Connected Health Sector in Greater Philadelphia
An independent study to analyze the current workforce landscape and assess the future talent needs of the Greater Philadelphia region’s cell and gene therapy and connected health sectors has found that this workforce is expected to grow between 35 percent to 94 percent in the next 10 years using mid-range growth estimates. The growth could be as much as 54 percent to 136 percent using high-range growth estimates.
Science Center Invests $300,000 in First Cohort of the Launch Lane Accelerator
Seven tech and tech enabled companies have been selected for the inaugural cohort of the University City Science Center’s newest startup accelerator and will receive a collective $300,000 investment. Launch Lane is also supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Ventas, Inc.
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.