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December 30, 2015 | Resident & Alumni News

'Supermaterial' Graphene Could Change Medicine

Graphene, a thin layer of tighly packed pure cabon atoms, is often talked about as a "supermaterial" that is poised to change the way we live.     From the simple convenience of charging your electronic gadgets in seconds to the development...

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December 21, 2015 | Science Center In The News

David Clayton Among Billy Penn's List of Who's Next in STEM

Penn student Nora Becker is hardly out of her twenties, but she’s already been cited by the White House for her research into how women save money on birth control as a result of the Affordable Care Act. David Clayton directs a program in...

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December 15, 2015 | Resident & Alumni News

Science Center's Graphene Frontiers Finds Applications for a New Wonder Material

First isolated in a lab in 2004, graphene is an atom-thick layer of carbon with remarkable properties. It is stronger than steel, an efficient conductor of heat and electricity, and nearly transparent. But only a year ago, the New...

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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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December 1, 2015 | Science Center In The News

Exciting New Partnerships Will Boost Philadelphia's Startup Scene

The startup stars are aligning in University City, where a quartet of major players has announced several new partnerships aimed at boosting the burgeoning community of entrepreneurs.   First up, Drexel University and Ben Franklin...

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November 30, 2015 | Beyond The Science Center

U.S. Hot Spots for Biotech Jobs: Ten Hubs Continue to Command the Most Employment Activity

Biopharmas come and go, but the places to find jobs remain largely the same 10 regions highlighted by GEN last year and in 2013. The cornerstones of their success are hardly secrets: they include strong research universities, anchor...

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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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