The 2024 Cain Conference will explore how the stories of diverse scientists can empower young girls and people of color to see themselves as valuable contributors to the STEM fields.
Gina Surita examines the gendered dynamics of the joint research program that developed between Prague-born, Nobel Prize-winning biochemists.
Join Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann as he shares an untold story about science and immigration.
WHYY News’ Climate Desk and the Science History Institute invite you to an evening of climate-related games and conversation.
From plastics circularity in healthcare to changing modes of recycling, the 2023 T. T. Chao Symposium on Innovation will reveal new perspectives on plastics.
Learn how genetics-based tools can help expand our knowledge of aquatic insect communities.
Yury Gogotsi will discuss the multitude of applications offered by MXenes, the fastest-growing family of nanomaterials.
César de la Fuente and Michael Mahan delve into AI-assisted antibiotic drug development.
Tanja Gruber discusses her company’s platform for turning the carbon found in biomass into useful materials.
Nobel laureate and Stanford professor Carolyn Bertozzi presents the 2023 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture.
Learn how historians and social scientists reconstruct lethal events forgotten by the general public.
Explore the history of bacteriophages and what is being done to harness their power for treating challenging diseases.
Panelists will discuss how we understand climate change and imagine a way forward.
Jocelyn McDaniel presents the German Society of Pennsylvania’s Günther Finke Memorial Lecture.
Historian Paul Wolff Mitchell discusses how the city that birthed the nation’s independence became a center of racial science.
Historians David Barnes and Rana Hogarth led an exploration of the disease’s legacy, followed by a guided tour of America’s first quarantine station.
Watch former UCL curator Subhadra Das discuss the work of the little-known Victorian scientist who coined the term ‘eugenics.’
Watch a recording of medical historian Deirdre Cooper Owens discuss her work at the intersection of science, race, and gender.
Historians and social scientists of science, technology, and medicine discuss their collaborative work to develop and deploy “embedded connections” in the humanities and STEM fields.
This live goth-folk concert explores the strange and otherworldly side of science.
Join us for a Fellow in Focus lecture on the joy, challenge, and urgency of writing about our environments.
Louis Gerdelan shows how interactions among scientists, doctors, astrologers, and churchmen formed the foundations of modern disaster reporting.
Learn how wooden ships were recycled to build 18th- and 19th-century ports.