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Drexel University Joins the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science

Drexel University is proud to announce its membership in the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science [PACHS], a prestigious organization that connects scholars in the fields of science, technology and medicine. Drexel and the Center will work together in the coming months to facilitate participation in the consortium’s research, events and online programs. 

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University helped to establish the Center in 2006 and will continue participation through its affiliation with Drexel University.

This exciting new membership will connect Drexel faculty and students to a community of researchers and scholars, grant access to specialized collections and provide competitive internship opportunities to graduate students. PACHS provides about a dozen research fellowships for scholars at all levels, two dissertation writing fellowships and a postdoctoral fellowship, advertised nationally for research in the history of science, technology and medicine. The Center also organizes a variety of scholarly programs, providing opportunities for academic discussion and exchange; these include working groups, academic events and scholarly conferences.

Located in the birthplace of American science, the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science promotes public and scholarly understanding of the many ways in which science, technology and medicine shape lives. PACHS connects scholars and the community and builds on vast resources in Philadelphia, now including Drexel University, to support research and foster a vibrant community of scholars. Members include the American Philosophical Society, the Chemical Heritage Foundation, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute, The Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania and more. Learn more about PACHS at

Drexel individuals interested in more information about this new ­opportunity should contact Drexel University Libraries at or 215-895-2750.

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