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December 18, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Life Sciences industry group targeting poverty expands into Philadelphia

The organization pairs life sciences industry workers with nonprofits combatting poverty.

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December 17, 2019 | Science Center In The News

'Out of the picture too soon': Painter Bill Scott finds the soul of Philadelphia in his late friend Edit Neff's art

She was born in Philadelphia, raised in the city (near 26th and Parrish Streets), studied at the Philadelphia College of Art, taught at PCA and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and, most of all, painted right in the city.

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December 16, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Painting Life in Philly

Step into Edith Neff’s world through images she made of family, friends, and her hometown in Our Town: A Retrospective of Edith Neff. The Philadelphia artist’s large oil canvases transform three Woodmere Art Museum galleries into a life-size photo album.

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December 12, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

Industry-Relevant Curriculum Reflecting a 21st Century Job Market

For every kid (or those veterans of childhood commonly referred to as “adults”) who has ever pondered the real-world applications, if any, of what they learned in class, our STEM education program FirstHand is leveraging its industry connections to narrow the gap between the theoretical and the practical.

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December 12, 2019 | Science Center In The News

How to Make Your City a Startup Hub? You'll Need to Befriend 25 Founders, 8 Investors, and 10 Experts First

The University City Science Center, a 55-year-old urban research park at the heart of what is now uCity Square in Philadelphia, nurtures many of the district's most promising life-science and technology companies.

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December 9, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Science Center is launching a telecoms education program for teens in 2020

University City Science Center announced that in the new year, the nonprofit will be partnering with Houston-based communications infrastructure company Crown Castle on a telecommunications education program for high schoolers.

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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 26, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Inside University City's push to get those without four-year degrees into STEM careers

Philadelphia continues to add more jobs to its STEM workforce, and its reputation as a region where life sciences can flourish persists.

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November 25, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

Venture Café Philadelphia: Everyone Starts with a (1)

Each Thursday, the third floor of 3675 Market Street becomes a veritable sea of numbers; 1s, 40s, even the occasional visiting 140, and everything in between, congregate in the café, in the various meeting rooms and corners, at the bar, or on a nice night, the patio.

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November 19, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

Unfolding Narrative: Laura Splan's Conformations at Esther Klein Gallery

A 2018 BioArt Resident, Laura Splan makes visible — and tangible — the unseen, weaving an experiential narrative of her time in Integral Molecular’s laboratory.

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