Lab Coat Confidential: Deep Diving into STEAM with Melissa, Our New Team Member

It’s been an exciting month at FirstHand.  Temperatures are dropping, fall programs have kicked off, and we just picked up a big award. And…we have…

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Philadelphia Middle School Educators Integrate STEM Learning into the Classroom with University City Science Center’s FirstHand Teacher Institute

PHILADELPHIA–(August 9, 2017) – Teachers from three Philadelphia middle schools are heading back to the classroom next week– as students. From August 14th through the…

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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….

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Lab Coat Confidential: #MentoringMonth with Olamide Sanuth

Happy National Mentoring Month! FirstHand is grateful to the many scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs that dedicate their time and expertise to work with our students….

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Lab Coat Confidential: New Semester, New Teacher!

Welcome back to Lab Coat Confidential! October marks the first full month of the new school year here at the FirstHand lab. For this month’s…

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Science Center a Finalist in US2020 STEM Mentorship Awards

US2020 has announced the results of their second annual STEM Mentoring Awards. The Science Center was recognized as the top finalist in the Excellence in…

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Institute for Teachers- NOW OPEN!

The First Hand Teacher Institute is a three day professional development located at the University City Science Center. Teachers will explore the integration of classroom…

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Lab Coat Confidential: Hands-on science & homemade card catalogs

Meet Ms. Brigaman, the school counselor at Chester A. Arthur School.  Accompanied by a group of inquisitive middle school girls, Ms. Brigaman spent 10 weeks…

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Science Center Pilots Program for Young Culinary Innovators and Institute for Educators

PHILADELPHIA–(June 29, 2016) – Curious minds in Philadelphia won’t need to take the summer off, thanks to a new lineup of summer STEM education programs…

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Clear Science Education, as Judged by 11-Year-Olds

In the world of scientific peer-review, there’s a new crowd in town: 11-year-olds. Over the past four years, thousands of fifth- and sixth-graders from more…

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