The University City Science Center is looking for women who have changed the world. The Science Center is accepting nominations for the second class of its Innovators Walk of Fame, which will honor women innovators with a connection to the Greater Philadelphia region. The Call for Nominations opens Monday, April 20 and runs through June 15, 2015.
Launched in 2013 to commemorate the Science Center’s 50th anniversary, the Innovators Walk of Fame shines a light on the diverse tradition of discovery and innovation in the Greater Philadelphia region. Past honorees have made groundbreaking contributions to the scientific and entrepreneurial communities that have revolutionized the local, regional and global landscape.
As the Science Center examines Greater Philadelphia’s innovation story through different prisms, the second class of the Innovators Walk of Fame celebrates the female innovators who have transformed the world with their ideas, inventions, and creativity.
“The Innovators Walk of Fame reflects the diversity of the local, regional and global communities in which the Science Center operates and innovates,” says Science Center President & CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA. “The face of innovation is varied and diverse, and to be relevant the Innovators Walk of Fame must reflect that spectrum.”
Nominees are not limited by industry or type of innovation. Instead, successful nominations will complete this sentence: “If not for this woman’s innovation, the world would be a lesser place because…”
Nominees may be alive or deceased. They must have a connection to the Greater Philadelphia region (including southern New Jersey and northern Delaware). Diversity of nominees and a compelling personal narrative will also be considered.
The inaugural class of the Innovators Walk of Fame will be announced at a celebration on Oct. 15, 2015.
About the Science Center
The University City Science Center is a dynamic hub for innovation, and entrepreneurship and technology development in the Greater Philadelphia region. It provides business incubation, programming, lab and office facilities, and support services for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and growing and established companies. The Science Center was the first, and remains the largest, urban research park in the United States. Since it was founded in 1963, graduate organizations and current residents of the University City Science Center’s Port business incubators have created more than 15,000 jobs that remain in the Greater Philadelphia region today and contribute more than $9 billion to the regional economy annually. For more information about the Science Center, go to www.sciencecenter.org.