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July 3, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Pitch Perfect: Startup and Leadership Lessons with John Younger, MD

In this episode of the podcast, When Science Speaks, John Younger, MD, Vice President for Science and Technology at Science Center shares his expert perspectives as a physician-scientist and biotech entrepreneur. Drawing upon his unique...

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July 1, 2020 | Science Center In The News

How to stay connected (and cool) this July: Check out these 10 virtual Philly tech events from home

Attend some company-building talks, tech conferences and PTW20 events from the air-conditioned comfort of home this month.

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June 25, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

At Home in the Third Place

With our city quickly approaching a green-phase reopening, now seemed like as good a time as any to reflect on our reality the last few months.

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June 19, 2020 | Press Releases

Yi Deng and Bill Mezzanotte Elected to University City Science Center Board of Directors

The University City Science Center announces the election of two new Board members, following the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on June 19th

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June 17, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Science Center is hosting its first cohort of free STEM workforce development training

The program will run for two weeks and connect students to mentors with industry connections who are looking to hire.

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June 11, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

FirstHand at Home

Our FirstHand Lab is a place for creativity, critical thinking and experimentation. But what happens when we can’t connect with middle and high school students in the lab? We bring the lab to them.

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June 4, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

A note from the Science Center

Across our country and throughout our city, people are hurting. But the pain is not new to this moment in history. We recognize the impact this has on our friends, neighbors, and colleagues in the black community. It's forcing us to have important and uncomfortable but necessary conversations about systemic changes that must take place.

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May 29, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Inside The Cell And Gene Therapy And Connected Health Workforce Analysis

Just recently, an independent study to analyze the current workforce landscape and assess the future talent needs of the Greater Philadelphia region’s cell and gene therapy and connected health sectors has found that this workforce is expected to grow between 35 percent to 94 percent...

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May 28, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Philadelphia and the Growth Mindset

To transition from a mindset of city-envy to one of growth and potential, we need to recognize and take pride in all that we have here already. More than just the rowdy sports fans or our scrappy image, we are a city of innovation, research and forward progress. Philadelphia is a city not just known for its history, but for continually making history.

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May 28, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Meet the who’s who of local tech community builders: Philly’s 100 RealLIST Connectors

If you're just entering the Philadelphia technology and entrepreneurship scene, here's who you'd want to know.

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