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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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October 16, 2019 | Press Releases

Launch Lane Accelerator Accepting Applications

The new accelerator powered by the Science Center accepting up to seven tech startups for its first cohort

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October 14, 2019 | Press Releases

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.

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October 4, 2019 | Press Releases

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.

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September 10, 2019 | Press Releases

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.

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August 12, 2019 | Press Releases

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...

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August 12, 2019 | Press Releases

An Oculus Into Nature and Our Interconnectedness

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.

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