Exciting things are happening at the Science History Institute! Stay up to date with the latest news.
Science History Institute Remembers Board of Advisors Member Gordon Moore
The Intel cofounder passed away March 24, 2023, at the age of 94.
Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold to Receive 2023 SCI Perkin Medal
The Caltech professor and Ullyot lecturer will receive the prestigious award as part of the Institute's Innovation Day conference on September 12.
‘Jewish Exponent’ Features Institute’s ‘Science and Survival’ Exhibition
Collections staff quoted in article about how the outdoor exhibition gives voice to the Bredig family’s struggle to escape the Nazis.
Science History Institute Featured in ‘Philadelphia’ Magazine
Interview with new board member Sam Tharpe spotlights the Institute’s partnership with the Society of Flavor Chemists to preserve the history of food science.
Science History Institute and Pittsburgh Conference to Present Pittcon Heritage Award to Fasha Mahjoor
Noted architect and Phenomenex founder to be recognized at 2023 conference in Philadelphia.
Science History Institute Announces Dow CEO Jim Fitterling Is 2023 Petrochemical Heritage Award Honoree
The prestigious award will be presented jointly with the Founders Club on March 27, 2023, during AFPM’s International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio.
‘Downstream’ Wins 2022 SHOT Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits
Prestigious award from the Society for the History of Technology recognizes exhibitions that raise important historical issues.
Sam Tharpe Joins Science History Institute’s Board of Directors
The flavor chemist will also serve as chairman of the Institute’s Affiliates Council.
Science History Institute’s Beckman Center Now Accepting Applications for 2023–2024 Fellowships
The deadline to apply is January 15, 2023.
Friends of the Wissahickon Features Guest Blog Post by Institute’s Curatorial Affairs Director
Jesse Smith shares his insights into microplastics and the history of water protection through our ‘Downstream’ exhibition.
Chemical Biologist Carolyn Bertozzi Among Trio Awarded 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Institute’s 2023 Ullyot lecturer shares prestigious award with K. Barry Sharpless and Morten Meldal for development of click and bioorthogonal chemistry.
Bucks County Library Hosts Virtual Talk by Institute’s Roger Turner
Instruments and artifacts curator will present ‘What’s Behind a Nobel Prize?’ on October 4.
Future STEM Leaders Gather at Science History Institute for Xtreme5 Teen Tech Summit
The Grace3 Technologies-powered event featured hands-on experiences with drones and other AI tech for more than 100 Philadelphia students.
Science History Institute and Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie Name Joseph Gal Winner of 2022 Franklin-Lavoisier Prize
The organic chemist is being honored for his research on the life and work of Louis Pasteur.
Institute VP Michelle DiMeo to Speak at Princeton American Chemical Society Meeting
Museum and library head will present ‘Where Were Women in Chemistry in the 1600s?’ on September 28.
WHYY Summer Journalists Program Features Science History Institute
Student news report takes an in-depth look at how we tell the stories behind the science that shapes our everyday lives.
Institute, Tsinghua University Partner to Present Online Exhibition
‘From Peas to the Human Genome Project’ features instruments from our collections to commemorate 200th birthday of genetics founder Gregor Mendel.
Historical Video Content Added to Institute’s Digital Collections
Digitized 16mm film and VHS tapes include promotional videos, science education series, and a silent recording from the 1920s featuring Marie Curie.