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June 29, 2018 | Science Center In The News

QED Grant Helps Wistar Institute Move Forward With Finding a Cure for Melanoma

Dr. Maureen Murphy says her first professional goal was to become a nun. Growing up in Catholic school in Sussex County, New Jersey, she tried on the idea of becoming a nun, but “thought there was something inherently wrong with the patriarchal way that religion went.”

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June 12, 2018 | Science Center In The News

This event wants to help shift the demographics of entrepreneurship

An upcoming event at the University City Science Center is looking to reverse an unsettling trend: Even though female-led and diverse startups have shown above-average performance, just 2 percent of VC dollars went to female founders in 2017.

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May 24, 2018 | Science Center In The News

$1M gift from Penn, Wexford, kicks off University City Science Center's new $3M campaign

When the University City Science Center moves into its new space at 3675 Market Street in the fall, space for its key programs will more than triple, but for those programs to grow in tandem, one thing really helps — money.

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May 24, 2018 | Science Center In The News

University City Science Center launches $3 million fundraising campaign

To expand operations after the upcoming relocation to 3675 Market, the University City Science Center is launching a $3 million fundraising campaign called Ignite Innovation.

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May 23, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Art and Science Converge at the University City Science Center

The scientist in her lab may seem a world apart from the artist in his studio, yet the two disciplines are inextricably bound. The Science Center began exploring the nexus among art, science and technology in 1975 when it established Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) as an on-site art gallery.

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May 18, 2018 | Science Center In The News

It’s Almost Time for the Second Annual PHL Innovation Picnic

Next month, the Philly entrepreneurial community will convene to celebrate another year of big breakthroughs. You don’t want to miss out on the food, drinks and field day activities!

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April 26, 2018 | Science Center In The News

32 Philly Leaders Share Their Can’t-Miss Philly Tech Week Events

There are 99 tech week 2018 events, kicking off on Friday and continuing all through next week. Feeling overwhelmed? Here's your guide!

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April 25, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Karina Sotnik on the Goals of the Global Startup Accelerator Program

Karina Sotnik emigrated to the United States from Latvia in 1988. She spent over a decade in Silicon Valley, forming international partnerships for American companies and going through IPOs twice, only to lose everything in the crash of 2000.

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April 19, 2018 | Science Center In The News

‘High-Value Technology’ wins ACP Innovation Challenge grand prize at Internal Medicine Meeting 2018

Caleb Murphy won the ACP Innovation Challenge grand prize today during Internal Medicine Meeting 2018, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP). ACP awarded $20,000 to Murphy, an MD/MBA candidate at University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities, for “High-Value Technology: Developing Electronic Medical Record Capabilities to Promote High-Value Clinical Practice.”

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April 12, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Philly exhibit explores idea of technology as 21st-century phantom limb

Doctors use the term “phantom limb” to describe a patient’s sensations that an amputated or missing limb is still a part of the body. The University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery is also using the term as the name of its latest exhibit, which explores the role of technology for 21st-century artists.

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