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December 14, 2015 | Press Releases

Middle School Students Show Off Projects at FirstHand Demo Days

Students at three West Philadelphia middle schools will show off the projects they developed at FirstHand programs facilitated by the University City Science Center. On December 16th, 17th and January 8th, students from KIPP West...

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December 11, 2015 | Press Releases

Science Center Smart Talk Session Welcomes Keith Leaphart, Entrepreneur, Physician and Community Advocate

PHILADELPHIA--(December 11, 2015) – From an illegal candy business at age 11 to a successful businessman, doctor and community leader, Keith Leaphart’s life has been defined by an entrepreneurial mindset. Now owner and creative visionary...

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November 30, 2015 | Press Releases

Innovation Plaza Opens at uCity Square

PHILADELPHIA - (November 30, 2015) - Philadelphia’s newest pocket park is now open in University City. The University City Science Center has transformed a drab pedestrian walkway on 37th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets into...

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November 23, 2015 | Press Releases

New Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit Focuses on Marine Life

PHILADELPHIA - (November 23, 2015) - Scintillare, a new solo exhibition by Philadelphia-based sculptor Marguerita Hagan focusing on life in the ocean, will open at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) on December...

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November 20, 2015 | Press Releases

Startups at Science Center’s Port Business Incubator Tackling Scientific and Technological Challenges

PHILADELPHIA, (November 20, 2015) - The two newest residents of the University City Science Center’s Port business incubator are taking on oral pain management and developing next-generation oncology therapeutics.   FyMed is a...

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November 19, 2015 | Press Releases

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Joins ic@3401 and Drexel to Boost Startup Resources in University City

PHILADELPHIA--(November 19, 2015) – A number of developments in University City’s startup ecosystem are aligning—all to the benefit of Philadelphia’s burgeoning community of entrepreneurs. Drexel University and Ben Franklin Technology...

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October 26, 2015 | Press Releases

FirstHand Kicks Off Fall Program Schedule with Four City Schools

With a new name, a dedicated lab and an expanded list of participating schools in Philadelphia, the University City Science Center’s FirstHand program has kicked off its fall schedule. 7th and 8th graders from Alain Locke Elementary School,...

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October 16, 2015 | Press Releases

Science Center Celebrates Women Innovators in its 2015 Class of the Innovators Walk of Fame

The University City Science Center announced the second class of its Innovators Walk of Fame at the Nucleus 2015: Celebrating Women Innovators event on October 15th at 3601 Market Street.   Launched in 2013, the Innovators Walk of Fame...

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October 7, 2015 | Press Releases

Philadelphia Area Organizations Unite to Create New Urban Curriculum

A group of prominent Philadelphia area non-profit organizations, including the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the University City Science Center, the Franklin Institute, the Independence Seaport Museum, and the Philadelphia...

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September 29, 2015 | Press Releases

MathThematic Opens at Esther Klein Gallery as Part of DesignPhiladelphia Festival

MathThematic, a new exhibit combining geometry, fractals, patterns and other mathematical principles with visual art, will open at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) on October 7, 2015 and run through November...

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