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 Pilots Program Aimed at Engaging High School Students with STEM

PHILADELPHIA–(September 16, 2016) – FirstHand is going to high school! Beginning this October, FirstHand, the University City Science Center’s youth engagement program, will pilot Project…

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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: Eza Koch on robots and letting your inner kid out

This month’s edition of Lab Coat Confidential features Eza Koch, a Robotics Engineer for BioBots. By creating 3D bioprinters that print living tissue cells, BioBots…

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Lab Coat Confidential: Genomic technology with Alexis Smith

FirstHand’s new interview series, Lab Coat Confidential, reports on the students, and mentor scientists and entrepreneurs who are involved in FirstHand programs. Meet Alexis Smith,…

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David Clayton Named One of Billy Penn’s Who’s Next in STEM

Each month Billy Penn selects an industry for it’s Who’s Next series and recognizes the next generation of influencers shaping the future and leading their communities forward. This month Bill…

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FirstHand Kicks Off Fall Program Schedule with Four City Schools

With a new name, a dedicated lab and an expanded list of participating schools in Philadelphia, the University City Science Center’s FirstHand program has kicked…

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Philadelphia Area Organizations Unite to Create New Urban Curriculum

[Philadelphia, September 24, 2015] – A group of prominent Philadelphia area non-profit organizations, including the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the University City Science Center, the…

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Tang and Spielman: It’s time to get serious about STEM education

The school year may be coming to an end, but we must look ahead to the city’s future STEM workforce and Philadelphia’s role as a…

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FirstHand Lab Receives Startup PHL Grant

This article was originally posted by Philly.com on May 8, 2015.  Hundreds of student entrepreneurs and technologists in training will get a boost from the…

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