29 posts categorized "Science"


Various Publications: Weber Scientific licenses new beer spoilage detection product

Multiple publications published a press release or wrote an article about a license agreement between Weber Scientific and USciences. Matthew Farber, Director of the Brewing Science Certificate Program, and undergraduate researcher, Kent Pham, invented a product that will help prevent costly brewery recalls by detecting a beer contaminant. The discovery and product was covered by Craft Brewing Business, Brewbound, the Philadelphia Business Journal and more.


Daily Voice: Ossining Students Excel At International Science, Engineering Fair

Four Ossining High School students who qualified for an all-expense paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles each won special awards at the competition last week.

Sarah Hoffman received a $60,000 scholarship to the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, should she choose to attend, for her project in the category of biomedical and health sciences. Her research, which she conducted at the Rockefeller University in New York City, investigated links between type 2 diabetes, gender, and Alzheimer’s disease

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The Philadelphia Tribune: SLA student preps for future career in STEM

Science Leadership Academy student Tigidankay Saccoh always dreamed of having a career in STEM. Thanks to her internship with USciences working in Dr. Jason Heindl’s lab, she is on track to make her dream a reality, she told the Philadelphia Tribune. Saccoh says her internship at the University of the Sciences and her experiences at SLA have helped her see the different opportunities in the STEM field.

Read the story here


Several publications picked up a recent article by Dr. Paul Halpern and his student that shows the observable universe is smaller than previously thought

Research by Dr. Paul Halpern and his former student Nick Tomasello Phys'16 was published in the journal for Advances in Astrophysics showing new calculations that prove the observable universe is actually smaller than previously thought. 

The news of the perceived shrinking universe has been picked up in several publications after Tomasello penned a blog on the topic. The story was picked up by Business Insider, The Daily Mail, Science AlertIFL Science, and Futurism.com.


6ABC: Physics Wonder Girls Proving Science Is Not Just For Boys

Walk into a classroom at the University of the Sciences this week, and you don't see college students. Instead middle schoolers, and they're all girls.

"Some people believe that boys are made more for science than the girls, but that's totally not true," said University of the Sciences Associate Professor Dr. Roberto Ramos.

Ramos came up with the idea of Physics Wonder Girls. He says research shows middle school is a vulnerable age for budding female scientists who can lose their enthusiasm in the subjects.

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Delaware Valley Science Fairs Coverage


USciences hosted student winners from the Delaware Valley Science Fairs at an annual media breakfast on Friday, April 15, 2016. USciences is a proud, longtime supporter of DVSF. The University provides scholarships to 11th grade 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners as well as a financial donation that is used for public relations activities such as this morning’s breakfast. This annual breakfast media event is an opportunity for those 11th graders as well as the medalists who will be going on to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ, to gather and interact with our faculty, deans, and administrators. In addition to the breakfast coverage, local TVs also visited DVSF competition on March 30.

Winners Breakfast on April 15





KYW Reporter’s RoundUp




Delaware Valley Science Fairs competition on March 30









March 18 - College hosts science research competition: Prizes totaling $1,978 were awarded, including six credits at Cumberland County College, a full week at the school's Summer Academy for Kids, and gift cards donated by Dow Chemical and The University of the Sciences of Philadelphia. Read more http://www.thedailyjournal.com/story/life/people/2016/03/18/college-hosts-annual-science-research-competition/81952388/


Philadelphia Business Journal: Why Philadelphia is Ahead of the Curve

Women serve as the top executives and administrators at one-third of the area's hospitals and health systems, making the Philadelphia region well ahead of the national average. This story features Susan Cusack PhD'12, executive director of Mercy Catholic Medical Center—who earned her doctorate in health policy from University of the Sciences in 2012.

Read more at Philly Business Journal: Why Philadelphia is Ahead of the Curve


Philly Voice: Philadelphia residents unlikely to contract Zika virus

Zika's genomes are carried by RNA, which is far more susceptible to mutations than DNA, said Stacey Gorski, a biology professor at the University of the Sciences. It's possible Zika has evolved into a more potent virus, she said.

Read more at Philly Voice: Philadelphia residents unlikely to contract Zika virus

NBC 10, 6ABC: USciences Expert Weighs In on Zika Virus

Biology professor Dr. Stacey Gorski was all about Zika virus on Friday, Jan. 29. She taped a segment with 6ABC that aired in the 5 p.m. newscast, then she was live throughout the 4, 5, and 6 p.m. newscasts for NBC10 as well as answering viewers' questions about the Zika virus on social media. Additionally, she was quoted in a number of articles.

See below for details and links.

Watch clips from NBC 10:

4:25:08 PM | 4:34:02 PM | 4:46:59 PM

5:08:09 PM | 5:17:03 PM | 5:33:45 PM | 5:42:15 PM

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Watch 6ABC5:04:36 PM

Additionally, she was quoted in a number of articles. See below for details and links:

2100 pregnant Colombian women infected with Zika virus: Pregnant women and others all must strictly follow the travel ban in highly risky areas - 21 Latin American countries as well as Thailand, Cape Verde and Samoa in the Pacific. Stacey Gorski is a biology professor at the University of the Sciences.

Peru announces 1st case of Zika: Stacey Gorski is a biology professor at the University of the Sciences. The Zika virus is associated with causing microcephaly, a birth defect where the infant is born with an abnormally small brain, and in most cases will suffer from some degree of mental retardation. “We don’t know what the real risk is”. 20% of people who become ill might have fever for a maximum of one week, skin rash, conjunctivitis, joint pain and headache.

6ABC: U.S. Healthcare Professionals Prepare For Zika Virus, But Say Don't Panic

Stacey Gorski is a biology professor at the University of the Sciences; she says the Zika virus has been around since the late 1940s, but up until now it was considered just a nuisance virus. Now that it's potentially linked to a serious birth defect - babies born with microcephaly (smaller heads), which affects brain development - there is much more concern.

Read more/watch the clip at 6abc: U.S. Healthcare Professionals Prepare For Zika Virus, But Say Don't Panic