Philly daily roundup: $100k to teen tech nonprofits; $12M grant for Penn Engineering; Museum of the American Revolution’s 3D-printed models

Plus, University of Pennsylvania researchers found racial disparities in who receives CAR T-cell therapy as a cancer treatment.


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This nonprofit will grant $100k to teen tech

Young Futures announced its inaugural Young Futures Innovators Cohort earlier this month. This accelerator is made up of 10 nonprofits, each focused on helping youth have healthier relationships with technology — and one another.

The nationwide cohort will participate in six months of workshops about topics like accounting, legal tips and storytelling, as well as one-on-one mentoring. Each nonprofit will also receive $100,000.

➡️ Read more about how Young Futures wants to help nonprofits

Master of Artificial Intelligence applications open

Supervised learning, unsupervised learning and reinforcement learning. These are the three main types of machine learning algorithms used to evaluate data — and you’ll become an expert on all of them if you sign up for Penn State Malvern’s new Master of AI.

You can opt to complete the 33-credit degree program in as little as 12 months, or attend part time over two years or longer. Courses are delivered in an in-person/online hybrid format, at a school that US News & World Report ranks in the top 10 for online programs. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

➡️ GRE Scores not required for admission — apply now!

News Incubator: What else to know today

• The Museum of the American Revolution created 3D-printed, touchable scale models of George Washington’s tents to increase the exhibit’s accessibility for people with visual disabilities. [Museum of the American Revolution]

• University of Pennsylvania researchers found racial disparities in who receives CAR T-cell therapy as a cancer treatment. Philadelphia is known as the home of the first FDA approved CAR T-cell therapy for blood cancer, developed by Dr. Carl June. [The Inquirer/]

• Penn Engineering received a $12 million grant from the National Science Foundation along with Harvard University to research environmentally sustainable computing. [Penn Engineering/]

• National organization the Evoluer House is accepting applications for its summer program teaching teen girls about financial literacy, applying for college and career building. [The Evoluer House]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Philly JS Club’s next meetup will be on June 13 at Indy Hall. [Register here]

• Philly Hardware Meetup is hosting its next event on June 13. [Details here]

• Philly AI Connect is hosting a Committee Building Workshop on June 13.  [Details here]

• NextFab is hosting a free Queer Maker Night on June 13. [Details here]

• PHPxPhilly is hosting its first meetup on June 13. [Register here]

Sarah Huffman is a 2022-2024 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

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