There's a new head honcho at this West Philadelphia institution. Keystone Edge chatted with him about his varied resume, his greatest successes and failures, the best ways to foster innovation, and how he plans to bridge the gap between the local community and the Science Center.
Hospitals, schools, and social service institutions are on the front lines of the country's opioid epidemic, but what about parks? That was a question at the center of the latest PA Urban Parks & Recreation Exchange, which tackled safety, prevention and recovery.
An exciting partnership is working to breed, grow and release freshwater mussels into Philadelphia's Schuylkill River. Each one of these magical mollusks can filter up to 20 gallons of water per day, providing an essential service to our state's aquatic ecosystems.
The founder of Group K Diagnostics discovered that two-thirds of clinical decisions are based on lab results, yet a staggering 77 percent of abnormal results are never communicated to patients and seven percent are never even read by a healthcare provider. She set out to solve that problem.
Hurricane Sandy was the push these two coffee experts needed to open their own shop, and Philadelphia was the right place. They recently added an off-site roastery, providing beans to both the cafe and other local businesses.
After 10 years at the University City Science Center, Steve Tang is leaving to tackle a new opportunity. A child of immigrants, cancer survivor and trained engineer, he offers a unique perspective on Philadelphia's growth and why it's important to make sure less affluent parts of the city aren't left behind.
A groundbreaking program at the UPenn School of Veterinary Medicine uses innovative and dog-friendly methods to train pups for jobs as varied as law enforcement, disease detection, search-and-rescue, and stolen artifact retrieval.