Lab Coat Confidential: A Future Computer Engineer Tackles Taste

This summer’s edition of Taste Test has flown by!  For five weeks in July and August, Sunrise of Philadelphia’s summer campers explored the chemistry and…

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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…

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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: 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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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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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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Lab Coat Confidential: Nasir’s take on experts and engineering

This month, we are checking in with Nasir, an eighth grader at KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School. He completed FirstHand’s Polymer Play program in…

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