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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 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.
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.
Science History Institute Launches New Blog
June 09, 2022Staff and scholars will share stories about our library, archival, and museum collections.
Science History Institute Mourns Loss of Heritage Council Member Bernard Bigot
May 24, 2022The respected French scientist passed away suddenly on May 14, 2022.
Science History Institute Joins Independent Research Libraries Association
May 04, 2022IRLA membership places Institute on prestigious list of some of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished historical societies.
Institute’s ‘Downstream’ Exhibition Receives PA Museums Award
April 04, 2022Annual awards program recognizes special achievements of museums and historical organizations across Pennsylvania.
Emory University’s Dennis Liotta to Receive 2022 SCI Perkin Medal
March 17, 2022The prestigious award will be presented as part of the Institute’s annual Innovation Day program on September 13.
Science History Institute Mourns Death of Board Member Babatunde Ogunnaike
February 23, 2022The Nigerian-born chemical engineer passed away February 20, 2022, at the age of 65.
Institute’s Digital Collections on List of ‘Hidden Gems’ in Creative Commons Open Culture Remix Art Contest
February 15, 2022Licensing organization’s #CCSharesCulture competition celebrates better sharing of global cultural heritage.
Institute’s Digital Exhibition on Vaccines Gets Boost from Google Arts & Culture
January 27, 2022‘Animals and the Making of Human Vaccines’ is featured in the online platform’s history of vaccination project.
Metabolic Engineer Jay Keasling to Receive Science History Institute’s Prestigious Othmer Gold Medal
January 21, 2022Noted synthetic biotechnology pioneer to be recognized as part of Institute’s annual Heritage Day celebration on May 11, 2022.
Science History Institute Names SK Capital’s Barry Siadat 2022 Bolte Award Winner
January 21, 2022Noted academic and entrepreneur to be recognized as part of the Institute’s annual Heritage Day celebration on May 11, 2022.
Science History Institute Announces Aloke Lohia Is 2022 Petrochemical Heritage Award Honoree
January 03, 2022The Indorama Ventures founder and CEO will be honored March 27, 2022, at AFPM’s International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio.
Science History Institute Receives $40K PHMC Grant
December 14, 2021Prestigious award from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to provide operational support for our museum.
Science History Institute Announces Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold Will Present 2022 Ullyot Lecture
December 10, 2021Annual talk is cosponsored by Penn, USciences, and ACS Philadelphia and Delaware.