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September 24, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

More Than Ever, Incubation Proves Valuable for Startups

In a year unlike any other, ic@3401 has increased its portfolio of member companies by 28%. Those companies have created over 30 new jobs have raised over $11 million this year alone, outpacing last year’s total for the same period.

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September 24, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Nucleus Revisited

Missed Nucleus 2020? We’re delighted to present you with a recording of our September 22nd program honoring Benjamin Doranz, Aurora Archer and Sylvester Mobley.

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September 14, 2020 | Press Releases

Esther Klein Gallery Reopens with With Whom We Walk This Earth

Following an eight-month pause in exhibits, the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery is celebrating its reopening with a solo exhibit by Massachusetts-based artist, Dena Haden. With Whom We Walk This Earth opens on September 17th with gallery access between 5-7:30 p.m. and outdoor refreshments for guests. An artist talk and virtual gallery tour will also be held at Venture Café Philadelphia on September 24th from 5-6 p.m.

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September 10, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

The Visionaries Behind the Awards: Meet the Nucleus 2020 Honorees

What makes a visionary? It’s a question we found ourselves asking often while interviewing our three Nucleus 2020 Honorees, Benjamin Doranz, Aurora Archer and Sylvester Mobley, and studying their collective bodies of work. Perhaps the answer is that no one really sets out to become a visionary, they just do when possessed with foresight that many of us missed early on.

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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 | Press Releases

University City Science Center Names Tiffany Wilson as President & CEO

The Science Center announced today that Tiffany Wilson will assume the role of President & Chief Executive Officer effective October 1, 2020. This appointment comes at a pivotal time for the Science Center and the Philadelphia region, as the organization focuses on delivering on economic, scientific, and civic impact. It is supporting innovative new health treatments and technologies, delivering equity in access to STEM education and workforce opportunities, and convening the innovation community.

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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 20, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

From Venture Café Regular to Part of the Team: Meet Garry Johnson

Before Garry Johnson had even considered becoming our new Venture Café Philadelphia Program Manager and Experience Designer, his likeness already appeared in our latest Science Center Impact Report; there have been several Thursday Gatherings where Garry networked, participated in pitch sessions, and, at one point, took part in a pretty dynamic panel of speakers.

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