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Robert W. Gore demonstrating the expansion of ePTFE, ca. 1982.
Science History Institute Mourns Loss of Bob Gore
September 22, 2020
The award-winning scientist and engineer, best known as the inventor of GORE-TEX, was a longtime member of the Institute’s board of overseers.
The Instrumental Chemist video title image
‘The Instrumental Chemist: The Incredible Curiosity of Arnold O. Beckman’ Released Nationwide on Video on Demand
August 04, 2020
The documentary spotlights the scientific instrument inventor’s life and legacy.
Science History Institute Receives COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL Grant
June 19, 2020
Emergency relief fund helps cultural organizations whose operations have been affected by the pandemic.
Science History Institute and Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie Announce Winners of 2020 Franklin-Lavoisier Prize
June 18, 2020
Mary Jo Nye and Alan Rocke will be honored jointly at a ceremony in Paris in 2021.
Peter Lederman headshot
Science History Institute Mourns Loss of Board Member Peter Lederman
June 12, 2020
A longtime member of the Institute’s board of directors, the award-winning chemical engineer passed away June 9, 2020, at the age of 88.
Letter from Percy Julian to ACS president 1956
A Message from the Science History Institute about Black Lives Matter
June 08, 2020
We join in this important conversation by sharing the stories of scientists who succeeded despite the systemic inequities that created a more difficult path to their success.
David Cole headshot
David Allen Cole Named President and CEO of the Science History Institute
May 18, 2020
The former executive director of the Hagley Museum and Library is “thrilled to be stepping into a leadership role at an institution with a reputation for excellence.”
Exterior of Science History Institute building
A Message from the Science History Institute about COVID-19
March 16, 2020
As of March 16, 2020, our building is closed and all public events have been moved online, postponed, or canceled until further notice.
Science History Institute Receives $95K IMLS Grant
October 21, 2019
Prestigious award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support institutional culture of evaluation.
Identification papers from the Bredig archive
Archive Smuggled from Nazi-Era Germany Is Acquired by the Science History Institute
July 02, 2019
The collection of Jewish German chemist Georg Bredig documents the early pioneers of physical chemistry in Europe and the struggles of Jews trying to escape the Nazis.