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September 20, 2017 | Science Center In The News
Science Center Coworking Space Lands MacArthur Genius as Anchor Tenant
If the word “grit” entered your lexicon sometime in the last few years, you likely have Angela Duckworth to thank. She’s the author of the best-selling book “Grit,” which Forbes named a “Must-Read Business Book for 2016.” Now Duckworth, who’s also a recipient of the esteemed MacArther Foundation “genius grant,” will set up shop at the Science Center in University City with her team Character Lab.
Science Center honors immigrants who made Philly rich, interesting
With the U.S. going through one of its anti-immigration spasms, the University City Science Center last Thursday, at its Nucleus 2017 fund-raiser, named six immigrant entrepreneurs, past and present, to the third yearly list for its Innovators Walk of Fame:
These immigrant entrepreneurs will join Science Center’s Innovators Walk of Fame
Hailing from places Holland, Nigeria, and Czechoslovakia, a group of six immigrant entrepreneurs with deep ties to the Philly area were announced as the next entrants to the University City Science Center’s Innovators Walk of Fame.
Why Amazon Should Put Its Next Headquarters In Philadelphia
Amazon has set off a firestorm of discussion with its announcement that it’s looking for a location for its second headquarters. Urbanists, economists, and business journalists are debating where they should go next based on the content of an RFP that Amazon put out.
More Than 5,000 “Dreamers” Could Be Deported From Pa.
The White House announced on Tuesday morning that President Donald Trump plans end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has allowed nearly 790,000 people who were brought the U.S. illegally as children to remain in the country while they work or attend school.
The Philadelphia Science Center Creates Success By Fusing Innovation, Art And Community
Philadelphia is having a rennaissance. Ignored by its big sister New York, the city is quietly producing major artists and tech start-ups worthy of note. Around 13 Billion worth from its incubator programs. It's enough to make those who still sniff at the idea of art when it comes to developing new tech, sit up and notice.
Vote for the 41 Philly talks vying for a spot on SXSW’s PanelPicker
Philly tech’s presence at Austin megaconference South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017 was the splashiest yet. Local startups were joined last spring by local politicians, founders and other community members under the umbrella of Amplify Philly, an effort to carry the message of local tech happenings beyond our borders.
Taste Test: Philadelphia middle schoolers explore the science of food
We usually teach kids not to play with their food. But this summer, 28 Philadelphia middle-schoolers dove, hands-on, into the complex world of molecular gastronomy to create bubbles out of grape juice and turn fruit into spaghetti.
The Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, a dynamic network focused on advancing high-growth women entrepreneurs in the mid-Atlantic Region, has forged partnerships with three organizations who share AWE's mission to support women founders who are actively scaling businesses.
Governor Tom Wolf honored an innovative program in Philadelphia Wednesday. The Action Cam was at the University City Science Center, home to an incubator program that helps get start up businesses off the ground. The Science Center is in the middle of a major expansion project, funded in part by a $2.5 million dollar state grant.