Opening doors for the minds of tomorrow

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Experiment. Design. Discover. Repeat.

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Discovery Fueled by Curiosity

Equal parts Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, FirstHand’s mission is to provide Philadelphia’s curious minds access to the knowledge and resources of the University City Science Center. By fueling discovery and exploration with interactive programming, we are opening the doors for the minds of tomorrow.

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Lab Coat Confidential: Women, drills, and design

Devin, an eighth grader at Chester A. Arthur, has been participating in DNA Selfie since February. She and her peers have used microscopes to capture…

Lab Coat Confidential: Future Veterinarian

Meet Sandy, an eighth grader at Alain Locke School who aspires to become a veterinarian. She and her classmates are currently enrolled in Polymer Play,…

The Myth of STEM; The Only Way

The ‘Myth of STEM; The Only Way’ is a guest blog post from Johnathan M. Holifield, Co-founder of ScaleUp Partners LLC, and is the fifth…