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October 27, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Healthcare is Experiencing a Boom in Female Entrepreneurs and Leaders

In October, the Nobel Prize for chemistry was awarded to two women, Emmanuelle Chapentier and Jennifer A. Dodna for the development of a method for genome editing called CRISPR. This is the first time two women have won this prestigious prize and is a timely signal of the growing role women play in health-related fields.

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October 22, 2020 | Science Center In The News

The 7,600-job moment

Philadelphia is poised to become the epicenter of cell and gene therapy. Leaders like Dr. Steven Nichtberger have brought the local industry to a ‘tipping point.’

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October 15, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Apps are open for Science Center’s accelerator and STEM workforce dev program

Both Launch Lane Digital Health and the two-week STEM training bootcamp, BULB: Building and Understanding Lab Basics, will welcome new cohorts soon.

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September 30, 2020 | Science Center In The News

15 Minutes With: Tiffany Wilson, the new President & CEO of the Science Center

In this episode, Tracey Welson-Rossman sits down with Tiffany Wilson, the new President & CEO of the University City Science Center.

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September 2, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Katie Nash speaks with Senator Bob Mensch

Our Director of Government & Community Relations, Katie Nash spoke with Senator Bob Mensch about the critical role the Science Center plays in spurring innovation, economic growth and opportunity - before, during & after the pandemic.

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August 27, 2020 | Science Center In The News

How Covid-19 is reshaping the future of Greater Philadelphia's small events venues

When Covid-19 hit Greater Philadelphia in March, large scale conventions, international conferences and sporting events were among the first gatherings to go as strict social distancing restrictions rolled out.

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August 24, 2020 | Science Center In The News

University City Science Center names new CEO

The University City Science Center is bringing a leader in the medical device industry as its new president and CEO. By Michelle Caffrey, Philadelphia Business Journal

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August 24, 2020 | Science Center In The News

University City Science Center names Tiffany Wilson as new president and CEO

University City Science Center announced Monday that it had found a new president and CEO after a five-month search following Stephen Zarrilli’s departure from the role.

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August 13, 2020 | Science Center In The News

A New $10M Program Will Improve Access to STEM Opportunities for Women, Black and Latinx Students in Philly

The initiative led by GlaxoSmithKline will fund programs that close gaps in the region’s workforce pipeline and give career opportunities to underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math.

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August 13, 2020 | Science Center In The News

This 10-year pledge aims to get more women, Black and Latinx Philadelphians in STEM careers

GlaxoSmithKline's $10 million commitment over 10 years will support the newly formed Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective.

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