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September 19, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

Increasing the Depth of the Local Ecosystem

Increasing the Depth of the Local Ecosystem How Social Responsibility is Shaping the Future of the Science Center   The University City Science Center was established in 1963 by a group of leading academic and research institutions as a...

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September 18, 2019 | Bioart Blog

What’s all the fuss about Immunization? – Exploring mistrust in the scientific community

Current artist in residence Genefer Baxter talks about immunzation and mistrust in the scientific community

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September 17, 2019 | Science Center In The News

New accelerator program focuses on tech-enabled startups

The University City Science Center has partnered with local entrepreneurs to introduce a new Philadelphia-based accelerator.   The Launch Lane accelerator is focused on helping a diverse group of tech-enabled startups grow.   “This will all...

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September 12, 2019 | Bioart Blog

Immune Response and Reappropriation of Value

Compared to simpler biological systems, your body is a great, unique and beautifully complex machine. The information stored in your DNA is a result of the constant occurrence of evolution, spanning through millennia of interactions with...

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September 12, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

Meet the Ecosystem Builders: Our Nucleus Awards Honorees

Throughout the years, our fundraiser has evolved and shifted to reflect what’s happening with the Science Center (3675 Market Grand Opening party, anyone?) This year, we are debuting the inaugural class of Nucleus Award honorees, recognizing excellence in the three pillars that shape what we do – commercialization, convening and cultivation – and are sustained by our generous supporters.Not to worry: there will still be plenty of time for networking and celebration at Nucleus 2019 next week. And in anticipation of next week’s celebration, we sat down with our three award recipients, Mihir Shah and Matthew Campisi of UE Life Sciences, Kiera Smalls of Philly Startup Leaders, and Wil Reynolds of Seer Interactive.

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September 11, 2019 | Science Center In The News

University City Science Center partnered with these biz leaders to launch a new accelerator

The University City Science Center announced that it partnered with area entrepreneurs and their ventures to start a new accelerator program, which will start taking applications this fall.

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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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September 8, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Temple Health seeking blood test for brain injuries

We think of brain injuries as the consequence of sports or military action. But concussions can also result from car accidents, work, or even playground activity. Dr. Nina Gentile sees hundreds of potential brain injuries every year in the emergency department at Temple University Hospital.

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September 5, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

Educating the Educators: Joining Forces for a New High School Curriculum

A year of meaningful partnerships continues for our STEM education program, FirstHand, as we recently joined forces with a Cambridge, MA-based organization, to help bring a new curriculum into high school classrooms.

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September 5, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Power Moves: Benefits Data Trust found its next CEO in a former Obama staffer

University City Science Center hired a new VP last month: Dr. John Younger, now the tech entrepreneurship nonprofit’s vice prez of science and technology. The lab scientist will oversee commercialization programs supporting local startups.

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