University City Science Center Announces Strategic Digital Alliance with Microsoft

The University City Science Center will announce a strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. with a focus on digital literacy, small business and entrepreneurship, health and wellness, and youth engagement with STEM subjects. The announcement will take place on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 12:45 p.m. at Quorum at the University City Science Center, located at 3711 Market Street in Philadelphia.

As part of the Digital Alliance, the Science Center will jointly host with Microsoft the following events during the Democratic National Convention:

  • July 26th, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT: A YouthSpark Live Town Hall, followed by a luncheon announcing the Strategic Digital Alliance and other community partnerships; and
  • July 27th, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT:  a Healthcare Innovation roundtable forum for local members and partners of the Science Center and neighboring healthcare communities.

After the DNC, the Science Center will work with Microsoft to offer a DigiCamp program for Boys, a DigiGirlz Day program for Girls, and an educational forum that will focus on development and capacity building for startup organizations and small businesses through the Microsoft BizSpark program.

“Our Strategic Digital Alliance with Microsoft builds on the work we’ve been doing at the Science Center to support entrepreneurship and engage middle-school STEM students,” says Science Center President & CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA. “Together we will be able to reach new audiences and introduce even more people to the transformative power and potential of technology.”

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