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Science History Institute Launches New Season of ‘Distillations’ Podcast

May 2, 2024

‘Color Your World’ at Institute’s 2nd Annual Curious Histories Fest

Join us for a free, daylong celebration of all things color on Saturday, June 8, 11am–3pm.

Moore Medal
April 25, 2024

2024 SCI Moore and Perkin Medal Winners Announced

DuPont’s Caleb Funk and Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Max McDaniel will be honored by the Society of Chemical Industry and the Science History Institute as part of Innovation Day on September 9 in Philadelphia.

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April 3, 2024

Sciencehistory.org Is 2024 Webby Honoree

Institute’s website recognized by the 28th Annual Webby Awards as one of the best of the internet in the science category.

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March 29, 2024

Get Ready for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse with Free Science History Institute Glasses

Visit our museum for your very own pair of eclipse glasses to view the highly anticipated celestial event on April 8.

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March 4, 2024

Science History Institute Is ‘Best-Kept Secret’ Finalist in Visit Philly’s Inaugural Liberty Bell Awards

Help us win by voting once a day now through March 14, 2024.

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February 23, 2024

MIT Professor Paula Hammond, TIAX Founder Kenan Sahin, and Scripps CEO Peter Schultz to Receive 2024 Science History Institute Awards

Othmer Gold Medal, Bolte Award, and AIC Gold Medal will be presented on May 8 in Philadelphia.

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January 19, 2024

‘Distillations,’ ‘Chemical Heritage’ Magazines Added to Institute’s Digital Collections

Digitized issues of both publications feature OCR technology, allowing users to search for specific content.

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January 16, 2024

ExxonMobil’s Karen McKee Named 2024 Petrochemical Heritage Award Honoree

The prestigious award will be presented by the Science History Institute and the Founders Club on March 25, 2024, during AFPM’s International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio.

East side of Horiba Gallery during BOLD opening
January 5, 2024

Science History Institute Nominated as Philly Favorites Museum by ‘Philadelphia Inquirer’

Help us win by voting once a day now through January 19, 2024.

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November 30, 2023

Institute’s Rare Earth Elements Project Wins Royal Society of Chemistry Award

Prestigious Horizon Prize recognizes exceptional contributions to chemistry education.

November 27, 2023

Institute’s Rachel Lane Named 2023 Women@MIT Fellow for ‘Mapping Migration’ Project

Interactive story map uses oral histories to highlight the experiences of 18 international women at MIT.

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October 23, 2023

Applications for NEH Postdoctoral, Curatorial, and Other 2024–2025 Beckman Center Fellowships Now Open

The deadline for researchers and scholars to apply is January 15, 2024.

October 3, 2023

Science History Institute, Pittsburgh Conference to Present Pittcon Heritage Award to Philip J. Wyatt

Wyatt Technology founder to be recognized at 2024 conference in San Diego.

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August 16, 2023

Institute Launches New Science and Society Speaker Series

Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann kicks off this engaging program with a talk on November 16, followed by an expert panel discussion on plastics on December 6.

Carolyn Bertozzi in 2022
July 31, 2023

Nobel Laureate Carolyn Bertozzi to Present Science History Institute’s 2023 Ullyot Lecture

Q&A session, award presentation, and reception to follow Stanford professor’s ‘Sweet Revenge on Cancer’ talk being held October 17.

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July 26, 2023

Grace3 Technologies, National Black Empowerment Council Present 3rd Annual Xtreme5 Teen Tech Summit at Science History Institute

Drones, robotics, and Google’s Be Internet Awesome online safety program top list of tools and technologies experienced by more than 200 Philadelphia students at STEM event.

Ned Heindel with parts of his old medical collection including blood letting device and pill roller
July 6, 2023

Science History Institute Mourns Death of Board Committee Member Ned Heindel

The longtime Institute supporter passed away on June 27, 2023, at the age of 85.

June 28, 2023

Institute’s Beckman Center Receives NEH Grant for Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

$200K+ award to fund stipends for history of science scholars for next three years.