Exciting things are happening at the Science History Institute! Stay up to date with the latest news.

Institute Launches New Science and Society Speaker Series

November 14, 2022

Sam Tharpe Joins Science History Institute’s Board of Directors

The flavor chemist will also serve as chairman of the Institute’s Affiliates Council.

A Beckman Center fellow conducts research in the Othmer Library.
October 28, 2022

Science History Institute’s Beckman Center Now Accepting Applications for 2023–2024 Fellowships

The deadline to apply is January 15, 2023.

October 21, 2022

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.

October 6, 2022

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.

September 27, 2022

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.

August 31, 2022

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.

August 25, 2022

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.

August 22, 2022

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.

August 15, 2022

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.

August 12, 2022

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.

July 20, 2022

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.

June 23, 2022

Science History Institute Mourns Death of Philanthropist Roy Eddleman

The Spectrum LifeSciences founder, who died at age 82, is being remembered as someone who ‘lived his best life.’

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June 21, 2022

Science History Institute Welcomes 2022–2023 Beckman Center Fellows

Incoming class includes scholars in our new two-year curatorial fellowship program.

June 15, 2022

Science History Institute’s ‘Downstream’ Exhibition Wins 2022 AASLH Award of Excellence

Recognition is part of the prestigious American Association for State and Local History Leadership in History Awards program.

June 15, 2022

Science History Institute Remembers Former Board Member George Vincent

The Hallstar cofounder passed away on May 4, 2022, at the age of 78.

June 9, 2022

Science History Institute Launches New Blog

Staff and scholars will share stories about our library, archival, and museum collections.

May 27, 2022

Grid: Award-Winning Exhibit Explores Water Analysis and Protection

Institute’s ‘Downstream’ exhibition featured in local sustainable lifestyle magazine.

May 24, 2022

Science History Institute Mourns Loss of Heritage Council Member Bernard Bigot

The respected French scientist passed away suddenly on May 14, 2022.