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: Guest Report from Aziza

This is a guest post written by Aziza, a high school senior who has spent the past two weeks interning here at FirstHand. Aziza first came…

Lab Coat Confidential: To Places Unknown

It’s been a great semester so far here at FirstHand, and it’s hard to believe that some classes are already deep into prototyping and presenting…

Lab Coat Confidential: A Report from the Teachers Institute

Last August, FirstHand piloted the Teachers Institute, an intensive professional development program for 15 middle school teachers from six schools around the Philadelphia School District….