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Science History Institute Mourns Death of Board Member Babatunde Ogunnaike
February 23, 2022The Nigerian-born chemical engineer passed away February 20, 2022, at the age of 65.
Institute’s Digital Collections on List of ‘Hidden Gems’ in Creative Commons Open Culture Remix Art Contest
February 15, 2022Licensing organization’s #CCSharesCulture competition celebrates better sharing of global cultural heritage.
Institute’s Digital Exhibition on Vaccines Gets Boost from Google Arts & Culture
January 27, 2022‘Animals and the Making of Human Vaccines’ is featured in the online platform’s history of vaccination project.
Metabolic Engineer Jay Keasling to Receive Science History Institute’s Prestigious Othmer Gold Medal
January 21, 2022Noted synthetic biotechnology pioneer to be recognized as part of Institute’s annual Heritage Day celebration on May 11, 2022.
Science History Institute Names SK Capital’s Barry Siadat 2022 Bolte Award Winner
January 21, 2022Noted academic and entrepreneur to be recognized as part of the Institute’s annual Heritage Day celebration on May 11, 2022.
Chemistry International: Downstream
January 19, 2022Research curator Jesse Smith takes readers of IUPAC’s digital news magazine on a watery journey of history and science with Institute’s latest exhibition.
Science History Institute Announces Aloke Lohia Is 2022 Petrochemical Heritage Award Honoree
January 03, 2022The Indorama Ventures founder and CEO will be honored March 27, 2022, at AFPM’s International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio.
Science History Institute Receives $40K PHMC Grant
December 14, 2021Prestigious award from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to provide operational support for our museum.
Science History Institute Announces Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold Will Present 2022 Ullyot Lecture
December 10, 2021Annual talk is cosponsored by Penn, USciences, and ACS Philadelphia and Delaware.
Science History Institute Mourns Loss of Scientific Instrument Expert Paolo Brenni
December 07, 2021The science historian was a member of the Institute’s Collections Committee.
Atlas Obscura: How Scholars Cracked a Medieval Alchemist’s Secret Code
November 15, 2021Online magazine features Institute fellows Megan Piorko and Sarah Lang, who helped decode a puzzling Latin cipher.
Science History Institute and Pittsburgh Conference to Present Pittcon Heritage Award to Fasha Mahjoor
November 04, 2021Noted architect and Phenomenex founder to be recognized at 2022 conference in Atlanta.
HISTORY This Week: The Sky Is Falling
October 18, 2021History Channel podcast features Institute’s oral history interview with Nobel laureate and ozone savior Mario Molina.
The Conversation: Deciphering the Philosophers’ Stone
October 14, 2021Institute fellows Megan Piorko and Sarah Lang help crack a 400-year-old alchemical cipher.
Science History Institute Mourns Loss of Pioneering Biotech Attorney Alan Mendelson
October 11, 2021The longtime member of the Institute’s Board of Overseers passed away October 8, 2021, at the age of 73.
Institute Awarded Turning Points in History Grant from Villanova’s Lepage Center
October 08, 2021Funds will support the museum’s ‘Knowing Water: A Digital Exploration of History, Science, and Environmental Justice along the Delaware River’ project.
Institute Receives NEH SHARP Grant for ‘White Coats, Black Lives’ Project
October 06, 2021$359K+ award will support the exploration of the historical roots and persistent legacies of racism in American science and medicine.
Science History Institute Mounts New Outdoor Exhibition
September 28, 2021An extension of the Institute’s ‘Downstream’ exhibition, ‘Water Pics’ showcases a series of anti-pollution posters created in the 1950s by the Pennsylvania Sanitary Water Board.
Institute’s ‘Downstream’ Exhibition Featured in Multiple Media Outlets
September 27, 2021Coverage of our new water analysis and protection exhibition includes WHYY, the ‘Philadelphia Inquirer,’ and others.
Science History Institute Mourns Loss of Biotech Giant Frederick Frank
September 21, 2021The longtime member of the Institute’s Board of Overseers passed away September 11, 2021, at the age of 89.