Navigation Links
Science Center’s FirstHand Program Receives National Award for Mentoring Initiatives
Date:10/10/2017

For the second time in three years, the University City Science Center’s FirstHand program has won a US2020 STEM Mentoring Award. Representatives of the FirstHand program travelled to Washington, D.C. Tuesday, October 10th, to accept the award for Excellence in Volunteer Experience from US2020.

US2020’s mission is to change the trajectory of STEM education in America by dramatically scaling the number of STEM professionals engaged in high-quality STEM mentoring with youth.

The third annual US2020 STEM Mentoring Awards, in collaboration with Co-Founding Sponsors Chevron and Tata Consultancy Services, are a national platform to celebrate and encourage exceptional work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mentoring. Excellence in Volunteer Experience recognizes programs that provide high-quality and well-supported engagements for their volunteers.

“This award affirms FirstHand’s approach to hands-on, project-based learning guided by the experience of our amazing professional mentors – scientists and entrepreneurs that walk the Science Center hallways every day,” says FirstHand Director David Clayton. “We’re creating a unique mentoring experience for Philadelphia youth – and we’re thrilled to be honored by US2020 for this approach.”

“FirstHand not only gives Philadelphia youth access to the tools, resources and expertise necessary to gain 21st Century skills – it’s inspiring young minds and filling the pipeline of tomorrow’s STEM workers” says University City Science Center President & CEO, Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA.

FirstHand received the 2015 Most Innovative Hands-on Project award from US2020 and was a finalist in the Excellence in Volunteer Experience same category in 2016.

Serving Philadelphia youth from under-resourced schools and the teachers, professionals and families from their communities, FirstHand aims to spark an interest in the STEAM disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math that students can explore and cultivate throughout their lives. FirstHand specializes in interactive learning where students design experiments, test hypotheses and work toward final projects to share with the community. Programs are supplemented with mentorships from the Science Center’s resident companies, allowing students to learn about and experience real-life STEM entrepreneurship in real-world applications. This fall, students from Philadelphia area schools are participating in Polymer Play, AmpItUp, DNA Selfie, and Project Inquiry, working alongside STEM professionals.

About the Science Center
Located in the heart of uCity Square, the Science Center is a mission-driven nonprofit organization that catalyzes and connects innovation to entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. For 50+ years, the Science Center has supported startups, research, and economic development in the life sciences, healthcare, physical sciences, and emerging technology sectors. As a result, graduate firms and current residents of the Science Center’s incubator support one out of every 100 jobs in the Greater Philadelphia region and drive $13 billion in economic activity in the region annually. By providing resources and programming for any stage of a business’s lifecycle, the Science Center helps scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators take their concepts from idea to IPO – and beyond. For more information about the Science Center, go to http://www.sciencecenter.org

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14782869.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2017 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related biology technology :

1. Nanoscience Instruments Expands into Contract Services with Nanoscience Analytical
2. New Catalog Supplement = New Solutions from Bel-Art – SP Scienceware
3. Meet the New Class of the University City Science Center’s Digital Health Accelerator
4. ValGenesis Announces Strategic Partnership with VTI Life Sciences
5. Avomeen Selects 3rd Annual 2017 Science Student Scholarship Program Winners
6. GeneOne Life Science Receives Approval for Phase I/IIa MERS-CoV Vaccine Trial in Korea
7. Facet Life Sciences Appoints Tobias Massa, PhD to Board of Directors
8. Jenway Launches Genova Bio Spectrophotometer for Life Science Applications
9. The Art of Science Inspires Residency Program at Biotech Company
10. Orange County Water District Leads National Science Foundation Funded Study of the Metagenomics of Water Quality
11. ExcitePCR’s CEO, Lyle Probst, Invited to Join Prestigious BioWatch Panel During Two-Day Workshop Hosted by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... ... FirstHand program has won a US2020 STEM Mentoring Award. Representatives of the FirstHand ... Excellence in Volunteer Experience from US2020. , US2020’s mission is to change the ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... The Pittcon Program ... honoring scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and ... 2018, the world’s leading conference and exposition for laboratory science, which will be ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... October 09, 2017 , ... ... 2017, in the medical journal, Epilepsia, Brain Sentinel’s SPEAC® System which uses ... EEG, in detecting generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) using surface electromyography (sEMG). The ...
(Date:10/6/2017)... D.C. (PRWEB) , ... October 06, 2017 , ... ... will host a lunch discussion and webinar on INSIGhT, the first-ever adaptive clinical ... Principal Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event is free and open to the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/23/2017)... ITHACA, N.Y. , June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... leader in dairy research, today announced a new collaboration ... reduce the chances that the global milk supply is ... dairy project, Cornell University has become the newest academic ... Supply Chain, a food safety initiative that includes IBM ...
(Date:5/16/2017)... TEANECK, N.J. , May 16, 2017  Veratad ... leading provider of online age and identity verification solutions, ... the K(NO)W Identity Conference 2017, May 15 thru May ... Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center. ... across the globe and in today,s quickly evolving digital ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... , April 24, 2017 Janice ... partner with  Identity Strategy Partners, LLP (IdSP) , ... or without President Trump,s March 6, 2017 ... Entry , refugee vetting can be instilled with greater ... (Right now, all refugee applications are suspended by ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):