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Brandon Washington is fundraising for a collaborative workspace at 19th and Washington people

Dec. 16, 2020 10:10 am

Brandon Washington is fundraising for a collaborative workspace at 19th and Washington

The South Philly native wants to build 1901, a community hub that will offer high-speed internet, computers and tech education.
Opinion: What type of world do you want to manifest? purpose

Nov. 13, 2020 8:00 am

Opinion: What type of world do you want to manifest?

"I believe knowledge is the most powerful tool to achieving our goals," says guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins.
Project HOME opens a STEAM lab at Honickman Learning Center purpose

Jan. 27, 2020 6:44 am

Project HOME opens a STEAM lab at Honickman Learning Center

“Quality education for every child should not be a luxury, it’s a basic need,” says Project HOME's cofounder and executive director Sister Mary Scullion.
Why this local researcher is compelled to march for science in Philly purpose

Apr. 3, 2017 4:10 pm

Why this local researcher is compelled to march for science in Philly

The inaugural March for Science Philadelphia is happening April 22. Here's why organizer Marion Leary is behind it.
3 initiatives making NextFab look more and more like a social enterprise purpose

Oct. 21, 2016 12:37 pm

3 initiatives making NextFab look more and more like a social enterprise

"Projects with Purpose" is the makerspace's year-old "code-named initiative" for helping members actualize personal social mission.
University Science Center announces FirstHand STEAM programming starting fall 2015 purpose

Aug. 13, 2015 11:29 am

University Science Center announces FirstHand STEAM programming starting fall 2015

The University City Science Center has announced its FirstHand programs for the 2015- 2016 school year. FirstHand offers middle schoolers and educators hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math fields designed to spark interest in STEAM disciplines and their applications. Last year, 535 students participated in FirstHand’s programs. Programs take place in a […]
NEA’s $20K grant for Penn Museum’s Middle School STEAM Program funding

May 12, 2015 12:30 pm

NEA’s $20K grant for Penn Museum’s Middle School STEAM Program

Unpacking the Past is a hands-on, multi-stage program for Philadelphia 7th grade students, teachers, and families at at Penn Museum. Last week, Penn Museum announced it received a $20,000 grant National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to Penn Museum in support of the program. “We are delighted to receive this prestigious national grant award for […]