Science on Tap Quizzo
Mon, Apr 28
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No reservation required
22 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
SpeakersDan UedaDaniel Ueda is a teacher of Physics and Engineering at Central High School. He runs a FIRST robotics program at the school that includes 90 students, 7 adults and a $60,000 budget derived completely from fundraising. Dan has taught at Central for 6 years, and taught math and science in Brooklyn for an additional 5 years. Before becoming a teacher, Dan worked as an engineer for ION Design in NJ and received patents for work on medical devices. In 2013, Dan was the recipient of the Geek of the Year Award, the Engineers Week Delaware Valley Outstanding Science Teacher Award, and the Lindback Award. On April 4th, his robotics team, the RoboLancers, hosted the Philadelphia Robotics Expo at the University of Pennsylvania, an educational event intended to inspire students to enter STEM fields. His team has won multiple awards for inspiring students across the region and earned a trip to the FIRST world championship in 2013. Dan has taught English in China, bicycled through Europe and across the U.S., and likes to play ultimate Frisbee in his non-existent spare time.
PartnersThe Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel UniversityThe Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel UniversityFounded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. The Academy is the place for young and old to experience natural science in a fun and engaging way. Visitors can stroll through a tropical butterfly garden, touch live animals, meet real scientists, get face-to-face with a towering T. rex, and more.Wagner Free Institute of ScienceWagner Free Institute of ScienceIn 1855, Philadelphian William Wagner established the Wagner Free Institute of Science as one of the earliest free adult science education programs in the nation. As an educational institution and natural history museum, the Wagner maintains library and museum collections assembled to teach science to the public. These collections now contain over 100,000 specimens, including mounted animals, fossils, rocks, minerals, insects, and shells. The Wagner also offers a range of educational programs, including college-level courses, scientific lecture series and symposia, and science lessons specifically designed for elementary students. With its extensive collections and educational programs, the Wagner Free Institute of Science has carried its legacy into the 21st century, continuing to make science education accessible and interesting for people of all ages.Chemical Heritage FoundationChemical Heritage FoundationThe Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) initially was launched in 1982 as the Center for the History of Chemistry. Since its beginnings, CHF has striven to foster an understanding of chemistry’s impact on society. As an independent and educational nonprofit organization, CHF maintains major collections of instruments, fine art, photographs, papers, and books which preserve the rich and extensive history of chemistry. CHF continues to inspire a passion for chemistry within the city of Philadelphia through its public programs, museum exhibitions, conferences, and scholarly research center.American Philosophical SocietyAmerican Philosophical SocietyIn 1743, Benjamin Franklin founded the American Philosophical Society (APS) for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.” As the nation’s first learned society, the APS has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life. For more than 250 years, the APS has gathered and preserved a rich collection that traces American history and science from the Founding Fathers to the computer age. This collection includes scientific specimens and instruments, portraits, maps, art works, rare books, and more than ten million manuscripts. To this day, the APS continues its mission through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and museum exhibitions and outreach.National MechanicsNational MechanicsBuilt by famed architect William Strickland in 1837 the National Mechanics Building has seen banks, churches, clubs, bars and fires pass between its walls, and it’s still standing. This beautiful building, as much a part of Philadelphia history as any tourist attraction, now houses Philadelphia’s favorite bar and restaurant.Mutter Museum