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Science History Institute Launches ‘Innate: How Science Invented the Myth of Race’
January 17, 2023The podcast and magazine project explores the historical roots and persistent legacies of racism in American science and medicine.
Science History Institute Featured in ‘Philadelphia’ Magazine
January 10, 2023Interview 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
January 05, 2023Noted 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
November 29, 2022The 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
November 17, 2022Prestigious 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
November 14, 2022The flavor chemist will also serve as chairman of the Institute’s Affiliate Council.
Science History Institute’s Beckman Center Now Accepting Applications for 2023–2024 Fellowships
October 28, 2022The deadline to apply is January 15, 2023.
Friends of the Wissahickon Features Guest Blog Post by Institute’s Curatorial Affairs Director
October 21, 2022Jesse Smith shares his insights into microplastics and the history of water protection through our ‘Downstream’ exhibition.
Science History Institute to Debut New Outdoor Exhibition on October 24
October 17, 2022‘Science and Survival’ features enlarged reproductions of photographs and telegrams rescued from Nazi-occupied Germany installed on the façade of the Institute’s Old City building.
Chemical Biologist Carolyn Bertozzi Among Trio Awarded 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
October 06, 2022Institute’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
September 27, 2022Instruments 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
August 31, 2022The 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
August 25, 2022The 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
August 22, 2022Museum and library head will present ‘Where Were Women in Chemistry in the 1600s?’ on September 28.
WHYY Summer Journalists Program Features Science History Institute
August 15, 2022Student 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
August 12, 2022‘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
July 20, 2022Digitized 16mm film and VHS tapes include science education series, promotional videos, and a silent recording from the 1920s featuring Marie Curie.
Science History Institute Mourns Death of Philanthropist Roy Eddleman
June 23, 2022The Spectrum LifeSciences founder, who died at age 82, is being remembered as someone who ‘lived his best life.’
Science History Institute Welcomes 2022–2023 Beckman Center Fellows
June 21, 2022Incoming class includes scholars in our new two-year curatorial fellowship program.
Science History Institute and Penn to Serve as New Hosts of History of Science Society
June 17, 2022The dual collaboration between a public-facing organization and a university is the first of its kind for the society.