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Science and Disability exhibition
DHA Blog: ExhibitLab at the Science History Institute
November 19, 2019
The Disability History Association’s All of Us blog reviews our recent Science and Disability ExhibitLab.
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.
500 Women Scientists at March for Science
AGU Blog: Why Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons Are Needed, and How We Can Help
October 10, 2019
Our Women in STEM Wiki-a-Thon is featured in this post from the American Geophysical Union.
Panelists discuss rare earth elements
UCLA Daily Bruin: Panelists Discuss Challenges Caused by Use of Rare Earth Elements
September 26, 2019
The Science History Institute hosted a thought-provoking panel in LA featuring leading industry experts.
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The Hill: R&D, Not Greenland, Can Solve Our Rare Earth Problem
September 18, 2019
Institute fellow Roger Turner and Dr. Julie Klinger offer a long-term solution to our growing need for rare earth elements in this opinion piece.
New York Times: Is It Time to Upend the Periodic Table?
August 27, 2019
The Institute’s Brigitte Van Tiggelen is quoted in this article on Mendeleev’s chart and the variations proposed in the 150 years since.
The Oprah Magazine: 20 Best History Podcasts That’ll Make You Rethink What You Learned in School
August 22, 2019 features Distilllations in its roundup of favorite history podcasts.
IUPAC Paris 2019 meeting logo
ChemistryViews: IUPAC 2019 in Paris
July 24, 2019
A presentation by Science History Institute President Robert Anderson is featured in this recap of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry’s annual meeting.
Science History Institute Museum 25 Best Free Things to Do in Philadelphia
July 19, 2019
The Science History Institute is featured at No. 2 on the online travel and lifestyle magazine’s list of Philly’s top free attractions.
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.
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.