“Science is Easier Than Trust”

Those Nerdy Girls of Dear Pandemic have spent the last 15 months sharing science-backed info with their 100,000 followers. They have some advice for how to get us through this next wave

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Vera Florence Cooper Rubin | Philadelphia Women’s History Month All-Star

All-Star #21: Vera Florence Cooper Rubin

Betty Holberton | Philadelphia Women’s History Month All-Star

All-Star #20: Betty Holberton and the ENIAC Six

Margaretta Hare Morris | Philadelphia Women’s History Month All-Star

All-Star #17: Margaretta Hare Morris

STEM Jobs For All

A small new Science Center program trains overlooked Philadelphians for careers in our city’s burgeoning life sciences industry. Its mission: carving out a path to high-paying, in-demand jobs

By Jessica Blatt Press

“Those Nerdy Girls” Explain The Pandemic to America

A volunteer team of women scientists, many from Philly, launched Dear Pandemic last year to spread real and clear information about Covid-19. They now speak to 1 million people a month.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Changing Behavior … For Good

Wharton professor Katy Milkman is co-leading groundbreaking research, along with her Penn colleague Angela Duckworth, to uncover why we make the decisions we do, and how we can make better ones—that stick

By Jessica Blatt Press

Business For Good: iBreastExam

The device, by a Philly-area engineer, is helping poor women around the world check for breast cancer earlier and cheaper. It could save lives here, as well

By Michaela Haas