US2020 Honors Science Center, More with STEM Awards

By Alison Burdo | October 10, 2017 | Philadelphia Business Journal The University City Science Center is among the Philadelphia area organizations to receive a…

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Science Center’s FirstHand Program Receives National Award for Mentoring Initiatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (October 10, 2017) – For the second time in three years, the University City Science Center’s FirstHand program has won a US2020…

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The Philadelphia Science Center Creates Success By Fusing Innovation, Art, and Community

PHILADELPHIA-(September 3, 2017)-Philadelphia is having a renaissance. Ignored by its big sister New York, the city is quietly producing major artists and tech start-ups worthy…

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Taste Test: Philadelphia middle schoolers explore the science of food

PHILADELPHIA-(August 9, 2017)-We usually teach kids not to play with their food. But this summer, 28 Philadelphia middle-schoolers dove, hands-on, into the complex world of…

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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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Back by Popular Demand! FirstHand’s Summer Programs Inspire Curious Minds

PHILADELPHIA–(June 8, 2017) – Twenty-eight students from Sunrise of Philadelphia will play with their food and experiment with their senses as FirstHand’s Taste Test returns…

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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…

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Lab Coat Confidential: An Artist’s View on Project Inquiry 

As FirstHand’s semester programs are finishing up and students get ready for a much-deserved winter break, Project Inquiry is continuing to run full steam ahead…

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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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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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