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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 19, 2018 | Flying Slippers Blog

What Philly can expect at Venture Cafe

We asked Travis Sheridan, President of Venture Café Global Institute what to expect when the weekly Venture Café gathering comes to Philly.

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April 17, 2018 | Press Releases

‘Be an Innovator!’ Returns to Innovation Plaza as part of Philadelphia Science Festival

The University City Science Center is bringing its Innovators Walk of Fame to life with the interactive Be an Innovator! program on Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. - noon. Be an Innovator! highlights innovators from the past and present through interactive activities connecting art and science. This is the third consecutive year the Science Center is partnering with the Philadelphia Science Festival to present the program, which will take place at Innovation Plaza, 37th and Market Streets.

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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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April 9, 2018 | Press Releases

Is Technology the 21st Century Version of a Phantom Limb? New Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit Explores the Post-Digital Landscape

Three Brooklyn-based artists use digital art to illustrate technology as an expansion of our bodies in Phantom Limb, the latest exhibit at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG). An opening reception for Phantom Limb will be held on April 12, 2018 at EKG, 3600 Market Street, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Phantom Limb runs through May 26, 2018, and features work by Danielle Ezzo, Sophie Kahn and Zach Nader. The exhibit draws attention to the evolving post-digital landscape in relation to the self through diverse forms of digital art.

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April 5, 2018 | Flying Slippers Blog

Humans of the Science Center: Maya Heiland

Next week, she’s embarking on a beekeeping adventure in her own backyard. During the work week, Maya Heiland spends her time inspiring students to tap into their curiosity as Program Manager for FirstHand. Prior to joining the FirstHand team in 2014, Maya led students through caves and aquifer systems, up rock walls and onto river islands. She’s a top-notch facilitator and encourages interactive learning both inside and outside of the lab. Her favorite part about working for the Science Center? Find out in our Q&A below.

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April 3, 2018 | Press Releases

Science Center’s BioArt Residency Kicks Off with Brooklyn-Based Artist

The first of three artists has been selected for the University City Science Center’s new BioArt Residency program. Laura Splan is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores intersections of art, science, technology and craft. She will begin a three-month residency at uCity Square-based biotech company Integral Molecular on April 6, 2018.

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March 21, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Checking in on Her Corner accelerator a year after Philadelphia expansion

Brooke Ferry wasn’t sure the Her Corner accelerator was right for her at first. The co-owner of a design company with two other business partners, Ferry had just ramped her work schedule back up after having a baby when she started going to coffee meet-and-greets put on by D.C.-based Her Corner, which launched in the city last year.

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March 20, 2018 | Flying Slippers Blog

Inspiring Words From The Women of the Science Center

March is Women’s History Month and the perfect time to recognize some of the women who make our community so vibrant. At the Science Center, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by a diverse network of female scientists, entrepreneurs, and innovators who fuel our growth and challenge the status quo. Their collective success and impact on our community made us wonder – what is the best advice you’ve ever received? Read on to see what advice has motivated and inspired a few of the women at the Science Center.

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March 12, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Artists and scientists look for common ground, thanks to this Knight Foundation grant

Three artists will spend three months posted up in University City with one goal in common: exposing the subtle poetry of science. A $50,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to the University City Science Center will allow artists to explore working on creative research projects in the lab of Integral Molecular, a biotech company located at 3711 Market.

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