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

April 4, 2022

Institute’s ‘Downstream’ Exhibition Receives PA Museums Award

Annual awards program recognizes special achievements of museums and historical organizations across Pennsylvania.

March 21, 2022

‘Philadelphia Weekly’ Spotlights Institute’s Oral History Program, ‘Between Us and Catastrophe’ Exhibition

Staff members share why recording history is so important, especially during a pandemic.

March 17, 2022

Emory University’s Dennis Liotta to Receive 2022 SCI Perkin Medal

The prestigious award will be presented as part of the Institute’s annual Innovation Day program on September 13.

March 3, 2022

Ex Libris Universum: Museum Tour

American Institute of Physics’ blog includes the Science History Institute on its list of ‘some of the coolest virtual museums on the internet.’

February 23, 2022

Science History Institute Mourns Death of Board Member Babatunde Ogunnaike

The Nigerian-born chemical engineer passed away February 20, 2022, at the age of 65.

February 15, 2022

Institute’s Digital Collections on List of ‘Hidden Gems’ in Creative Commons Open Culture Remix Art Contest

Licensing organization’s #CCSharesCulture competition celebrates better sharing of global cultural heritage.

January 27, 2022

Institute’s Digital Exhibition on Vaccines Gets Boost from Google Arts & Culture

‘Animals and the Making of Human Vaccines’ is featured in the online platform’s history of vaccination project.

Heritage Day Awards
January 21, 2022

Metabolic Engineer Jay Keasling to Receive Science History Institute’s Prestigious Othmer Gold Medal

Noted synthetic biotechnology pioneer to be recognized as part of Institute’s annual Heritage Day celebration on May 11, 2022.

January 21, 2022

Science History Institute Names SK Capital’s Barry Siadat 2022 Bolte Award Winner

Noted academic and entrepreneur to be recognized as part of the Institute’s annual Heritage Day celebration on May 11, 2022.

January 19, 2022

Chemistry International: Downstream

Research curator Jesse Smith takes readers of IUPAC’s digital news magazine on a watery journey of history and science with Institute’s latest exhibition.

January 3, 2022

Science History Institute Announces Aloke Lohia Is 2022 Petrochemical Heritage Award Honoree

The Indorama Ventures founder and CEO will be honored March 27, 2022, at AFPM’s International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio.

December 10, 2021

Science History Institute Announces Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold Will Present 2022 Ullyot Lecture

Annual talk is cosponsored by Penn, USciences, and ACS Philadelphia and Delaware.

December 7, 2021

Science History Institute Mourns Loss of Scientific Instrument Expert Paolo Brenni

The science historian was a member of the Institute’s Collections Committee.

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November 15, 2021

Atlas Obscura: How Scholars Cracked a Medieval Alchemist’s Secret Code

Online magazine features Institute fellows Megan Piorko and Sarah Lang, who helped decode a puzzling Latin cipher.

October 18, 2021

HISTORY This Week: The Sky Is Falling

History Channel podcast features Institute’s oral history interview with Nobel laureate and ozone savior Mario Molina.

October 14, 2021

The Conversation: Deciphering the Philosophers’ Stone

Institute fellows Megan Piorko and Sarah Lang help crack a 400-year-old alchemical cipher.

October 11, 2021

Science History Institute Mourns Loss of Pioneering Biotech Attorney Alan Mendelson

The longtime member of the Institute’s Board of Overseers passed away October 8, 2021, at the age of 73.

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September 27, 2021

Institute’s ‘Downstream’ Exhibition Featured in Multiple Media Outlets

Coverage of our new water analysis and protection exhibition includes WHYY, the ‘Philadelphia Inquirer,’ and others.