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Science History Institute Names Dow CEO Jim Fitterling Winner of 2023 Petrochemical Heritage Award
November 29, 2022
The prestigious award will be presented jointly with the Founders Club on March 27, 2023, during AFPM’s International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio.
2022 Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits
‘Downstream’ Wins 2022 SHOT Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits
November 17, 2022
Prestigious award from the Society for the History of Technology recognizes exhibitions that raise important historical issues.
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Sam Tharpe Joins Science History Institute’s Board of Directors
November 14, 2022
The flavor chemist will also serve as chairman of the Institute’s Affiliate Council.
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Friends of the Wissahickon Features Guest Blog Post by Institute’s Curatorial Affairs Director
October 21, 2022
Jesse Smith shares his insights into microplastics and the history of water protection through our ‘Downstream’ exhibition.
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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.
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Chemical Biologist Carolyn Bertozzi Among Trio Awarded 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
October 06, 2022
Institute’s 2023 Ullyot lecturer shares prestigious award with K. Barry Sharpless and Morten Meldal for development of click and bioorthogonal chemistry.
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Bucks County Library Hosts Virtual Talk by Institute’s Roger Turner
September 27, 2022
Instruments and artifacts curator will present ‘What’s Behind a Nobel Prize?’ on October 4.
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Future STEM Leaders Gather at Science History Institute for Xtreme5 Teen Tech Summit
August 31, 2022
The 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, 2022
The organic chemist is being honored for his research on the life and work of Louis Pasteur.
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Institute VP Michelle DiMeo to Speak at Princeton American Chemical Society Meeting
August 22, 2022
Museum and library head will present ‘Where Were Women in Chemistry in the 1600s?’ on September 28.
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WHYY Summer Journalists Program Features Science History Institute
August 15, 2022
Student news report takes an in-depth look at how we tell the stories behind the science that shapes our everyday lives.
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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.
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Historical Video Content Added to Institute’s Digital Collections
July 20, 2022
Digitized 16mm film and VHS tapes include science education series, promotional videos, and a silent recording from the 1920s featuring Marie Curie.
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Science History Institute Mourns Death of Philanthropist Roy Eddleman
June 23, 2022
The Spectrum LifeSciences founder, who died at age 82, is being remembered as someone who ‘lived his best life.’
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Science History Institute Welcomes 2022–2023 Beckman Center Fellows
June 21, 2022
Incoming class includes scholars in our new two-year curatorial fellowship program.
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Science History Institute and Penn to Serve as New Hosts of History of Science Society
June 17, 2022
The dual collaboration between a public-facing organization and a university is the first of its kind for the society.
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Science History Institute’s ‘Downstream’ Exhibition Wins 2022 AASLH Award of Excellence
June 15, 2022
Recognition is part of the prestigious American Association for State and Local History Leadership in History Awards program.
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Science History Institute Remembers Former Board Member George Vincent
June 15, 2022
The Hallstar cofounder passed away on May 4, 2022, at the age of 78.
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Science History Institute Launches New Blog
June 09, 2022
Staff and scholars will share stories about our library, archival, and museum collections.

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