Events

October 15, 2019
This interactive exhibit will explore the many perspectives and approaches to building climate resiliency in Philadelphia. Informed by the Philadelphia Office of Sustainability’s Beat the Heat pilot project in Hunting Park, the exhibit will highlight project findings, community partners, and...
Becoming a skilled musician requires three key ingredients: 1) The drive and determination to push yourself to learn skills that lie beyond your current abilities; 2) The ability to sustain a mentally demanding process called “deep practice”; 3) The willingness...
October 15, 2019
Most of the effects we can expect from climate change are related to water – more of it, less of it, or a lot of it being blown around at high speeds. Learn about three recent efforts that apply technology...
Drones, microsatellites, and radar enable observation of every square meter of planet earth, but what happens to all that data and imagery? Is it like the thousands of photos taking up storage on your iPhone?  New AI, machine learning, and...
B. Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Learn how mapping and visualizing health data can be used to identify predictors and patterns of health conditions, risks, and disease transmission, while keeping individual privacy intact....
An estimated 44 million Americans carry some amount of student loan debt. This informative student loan debt session will provide information on student loan debt management, options as a borrower, and ways to lower monthly payments or pay off loans...
People on the autism spectrum suffer from an unemployment rate of 80 to 85% despite possessing valuable skills and the desire to contribute. Join the panel discussion to learn how Philadelphia businesses and universities are making significant contributions to the...
An estimated 40% of food in the U.S. goes to waste, yet 1 in 5 people in Philadelphia are hungry. Since August 2018, Reading Terminal Market, Philabundance, and Food Connect have together rescued more than 15,000 pounds of food from...
Mindy Scheier used her background in design to adapt a pair of jeans when her son Oliver, who has a rare form of muscular dystrophy that causes physical disabilities, wanted to wear jeans to school like his friends. The re-designed...