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December 11, 2014 | Press Releases

New Residents of Science Center’s Port Incubator Focus on Health IT and Cancer Treatment

PHILADELPHIA--(December 11, 2014) – Two healthcare IT companies and a biotech startup are the newest members of the entrepreneurial community at the Science Center’s Port business incubator. Denovo Health, LLC. has a desk in the Bullpen...

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December 10, 2014 | Press Releases

Middle School Students Show Off Projects at STEAM Initiatives Demo Days

Students at four West Philadelphia middle schools will show off the projects they developed in STEAM Initiatives programs facilitated by the University City Science Center. Over the next week, students from KIPP West Philadelphia...

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November 17, 2014 | Press Releases

250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA--(November 17, 2014) – For artist duo PolakvanBekkum, it took 250 miles, seven months and the aid of Google Earth to cross Philadelphia. A mural representing the physical manifestation of PolakVanBekkum’s seven-month residency...

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November 3, 2014 | Press Releases

Mobile Maker Cart Brings DIY Culture and Capabilities To Neighborhoods in West Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA--(November 3, 2014) – A team of 16-20 year olds from Public Workshop has transformed a used, blue, $180 adult tricycle into a Mobile Maker Cart at the Department of Making + Doing (DM+D) at the University City Science Center....

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October 16, 2014 | Press Releases

Science Center Receives $1 Million Grant from U.S. Economic Development Administration for New Phase 1 Ventures Program

PHILADELPHIA – (October 16, 2016) – The University City Science Center has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for Phase 1 Ventures, a new multi-institutional commercialization program.  ...

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October 8, 2014 | Press Releases

DNA Selfie, Newest STEAM Program for Girls, Is More Than Skin-Deep

PHILADELPHIA - (October 8, 2014) - The University City Science Center is taking “selfies” to a new level with a program designed to inspire girls to explore disciplines and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM)....

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October 8, 2014 | Press Releases

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Science Center CEO Stephen S. Tang to Serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

WASHINGTON, DC – (October 8, 2014) – University City Science Center President & CEO Stephen S. Tang has been selected to serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE), U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny...

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September 22, 2014 | Press Releases

Four Early-Stage Companies Join the Science Center Port’s Growing Ecosystem

PHILADELPHIA - (September 22, 2014) - What do legal text coding, nanotechnology drug delivery and the simplification of in-vitro diagnostics have in common? All are being researched and developed by the newest residents of the Science...

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September 12, 2014 | Press Releases

Wexford Science & Technology and University City Science Center Officially Open New 3737 Science Center Building In West Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – (September 12, 2014) – Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty (NYSE: BMR) company, and the University City Science Center today hosted the grand opening of the new 3737 Science Center life science building on the...

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September 8, 2014 | Press Releases

Science Center Announces Fall STEAM Programming: Polymer Play Will Introduce Middle School Students to STEM Careers

PHILADELPHIA - (September 8, 2014) - What happens when you encourage middle-school students to imagine plastic from start to finish? Give them the raw materials, add a lot of slime, and you’ve got Polymer Play! The University City Science...

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