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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.
From BioArt Residency to the Gallery, Artist Laura Splan Exhibits Work Rooted in Science
Following a three-month BioArt Residency, Laura Splan will exhibit new work in a solo exhibition at Esther Klein Gallery opening October 17th. Conformations is the culmination of a residency designed by the University City Science Center and uCity-based biotech company, Integral Molecular.
Finalists named in the Science Center’s QED Proof-of-Concept Program for Academic Researchers
The Science Center has named 10 finalists in its 2019 QED proof-of-concept program, which partners with regional academic and research institutions to prepare their most promising life science technologies for commercialization.
Science Center Joins Forces with BCK Group, Mogulette and Thom Webster to Establish Philadelphia-based Tech Accelerator
With support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Science Center is introducing Launch Lane, a new Philadelphia-based accelerator focused on identifying the most promising tech-enabled startups and helping them grow.
John Younger, MD Joins University City Science Center as Vice President, Science and Technology
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (August 12, 2019) – John Younger, MD has joined the University City Science Center as Vice President, Science & Technology. With extensive clinical, research and entrepreneurial experience, Dr. Younger will build on...
After three months in a biotech lab and a full year in her studio, artist Deirdre Murphy is showcasing her work at Esther Klein Gallery. During her BioArt Residency at the Science Center, Murphy conducted research at uCity Square-based company Integral Molecular, a molecular laboratory that focuses on curing viruses such as Ebola and HIV. The result is Oculus, a collection of work that explores the parallels between micro and macro, looking beyond the surface of nature and delving into the patterns that connect living things to each other and the world as a whole.