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USciences hosts iPraxis Celebration for Philadelphia Middle School Achievers

iPraxis LogoUniversity of the Sciences is proud to host students and families from iPraxis for the 11th annual iFunction Celebration and Awards Program on June 7, 2017. The event is the awards celebration to honor Philadelphia middle school students who placed in their school-based, city-wide, and tri-state science fairs. 

USciences has been a longtime supporter of iPraxis and is strongly in favor of the organization’s mission to enhance the lives of students in Philadelphia through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. USciences Professor Adeboye Adejare, PhD, serves as the organization’s chairman and secretary.

“On behalf of the entire USciences community, I offer you, your families, and all those in your life who have played a role in your success a well-deserved congratulations on your accomplishments and know this is only the beginning,” said USciences President Paul Katz, MD.

iPraxis works to inspire middle school aged students in underserved Philadelphia communities to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by connecting them with professional scientists and providing hands-on learning experiences.

"We at USciences are thrilled to have iPraxis students and families on campus for iFunction,” said David L. Forde, Jr., Vice President of Community and Government Affairs. “We recognize and value the work of iPraxis in enhancing the lives of students in Philadelphia through STEM. It only seems fitting that we celebrate the accomplishments of these young women and men in a setting steeped in science and give them a glimpse of what their future may hold."

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