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Henry Schaefer, Sangeeta Bhatia, and Frederick Frank
Heritage Day 2019 to Honor Frederick Frank, Henry F. Schaefer III, and Sangeeta Bhatia
May 08, 2019
The Science History Institute’s annual event will offer expanded programming and an up-close look at new collections acquisitions.
Suburban house with electric car in driveway
Mashable: Do Something Good for Earth Day
April 22, 2019
The Institute’s Roger Turner talks about rare earth elements in this article about green technology.
Attendees at our monthly WikiSalon Philadelphia: Get a Primer on Fact Checking and Digital Literacy from this Wikipedian in Residence
April 19, 2019
The Institute’s monthly program on Wikipedia editing arms people with digital skills. Plus, what does a Wikipedian in residence do all day?
John Sworen headshot
The Chemours Company’s John Sworen to Receive 16th Annual SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal
April 16, 2019
Technical Fellow to be honored by the Society of Chemical Industry and Science History Institute at Innovation Day.
Chad A. Mirkin to Receive Society of Chemical Industry’s 2019 Perkin Medal
March 14, 2019
SCI will honor the world-renowned chemist and nanoscience expert at a dinner in Philadelphia on September 10, as part of the Institute’s annual Innovation Day.
Wikipedian-in-Residence Mary Mark Ockerbloom
Al Día: Creating Conversations about Latinx Art with Wikipedia
March 12, 2019
The Institute’s Wikipedian-in-Residence Mary Mark Ockerbloom was a featured expert at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon.
Physics Today: Six Podcasts for Science Lovers
February 20, 2019
The Distillations podcast is included on the publication’s short list, praising the long-running series as telling “in-depth and fascinating stories from the history of science.”
Main Line Today: The Sweet Science of Chocolate
February 06, 2019
This Saturday Speaker Series offers a short history of chocolate and some fascinating perspectives on its science from Joe Vinson, an emeritus professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton.
Periodic table showing rare earth elements
GreenBiz: Reimagining Rare Earth Elements in a Sacrifice Zone-Free Future
February 06, 2019
Institute fellow Roger Turner talks about the effort to find sustainable rare earth mineral extraction.
Philadelphia Inquirer: Big Shows in Philly Museums
February 04, 2019
The Science History Institute’s museum is featured in the Inquirer’s “Spring Arts Preview.”
Ida Noddack
Nature: Celebrate the Women behind the Periodic Table
January 29, 2019
The Institute’s Brigitte Van Tiggelen is cowriter of this feature spotlighting female researchers who discovered elements and their properties.
Science History Institute Museum
Condé Nast Traveler: 11 Best Museums in Philadelphia
January 04, 2019
The Science History Institute is featured at No. 3 on the travel magazine’s list of Philly’s top museums.
PA Digital: More Than Just Chemicals – Digital Collections at the Science History Institute
December 20, 2018
This guest blog post by Hillary Kativa, Chief Curator of Audiovisual & Digital Collections, highlights some of the hidden gems found at the Science History Institute.