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January 22, 2019 | Press Releases

A Portal to the Introspective at Esther Klein Gallery

Virtual reality and painted meditation are just a few of the sessions lined up for the closing reception of the Portal’s exhibit at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG). The exhibit, which opened at EKG on December 13 and runs through January 29, highlights the benefits of art-making on physiological and psychological health. Portals will feature a series of closing events in conjunction with Venture Café Philadelphia on January 24.

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January 22, 2019 | Science Center In The News

7 startup survival tips for big trade shows

How much physical strain can a massive trade show put on an eager startup founder?

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January 15, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Thursday: What went down at CES 2019?

On Jan. 17, head to Venture Café in University City for a recap of the global trade show from Philly attendees and event veterans.

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January 10, 2019 | Science Center In The News

For a glimpse into the future, look at aerial robotics

On Feb. 7, hear from Penn Engineering dean Vijay Kumar on what the future holds for zooming, zipping drones.

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January 10, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

Fueling the STEM Talent Pipeline

The Science Center’s nationally recognized FirstHand program kicked off the new year last week with new digs, new philanthropic funding and four spirited project pitches by 10th graders at Paul Robeson High School in West Philadelphia.

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January 7, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Students Present Pressing Urban Issues In University City

Students taking part in the event researched and presented on pressing urban issues -- topics like opioid dependency, parenting strategies, and fundraising for underfunded schools.

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January 4, 2019 | Press Releases

Science Center Advances FirstHand STEM Education Program with Support from CHOP, PECO and the Exelon Foundation

Lead gifts will allow FirstHand to serve more students and increase the capacity of the program

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