Opening doors for the minds of tomorrow

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Experiment. Design. Discover. Repeat.

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A Place for Lab Coat Moments

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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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University City partners receive $5 million grant from Lenfest Foundation to accelerate career opportunities for local residents

(February 15, Philadelphia, PA) – University City District (UCD), the University City Science Center and Drexel University have been awarded a $5 million grant from the Lenfest Foundation….

At the Science Center, 12 West Philly school kids learned about STEM and design

Unless Philly’s talent pipeline grows, the local tech ecosystem will continue to be strapped for the talent it needs. The bigger problem, though, is the economic…

Local high school students explore STEM careers

UNIVERSITY CITY (WPVI)-(February 7, 2018) Local high school students have been exploring STEM careers. AT&T funded their latest project with a $20,000 dollar check. The…