The Center for Innovation in Science Learning at The Franklin Institute is a premier center for science learning research, program development, and educational services. Founded in 1995, CISL has sustained cumulative research and programs in four areas of national focus in science education: teacher development, educational technology, gender and family learning, and youth leadership.
The Franklin Institute Awards are among the oldest and most prestigious comprehensive science awards in the world. For 185 years, The Franklin Institute has honored the greatest men and women of science, engineering, and technology.
PACTS (Partnerships for Achieving Careers in Technology and Science) is a year-round youth leadership experience, designed to involve students as an integral part of The Franklin Institute. It combines science enrichment, career development, mentoring, and leadership opportunities for diverse middle and high school students in the Philadelphia region.
LEAP into Science is a partnership between The Franklin Institute and the Free Library of Philadelphia. The goal of LEAP into Science is to create hands-on science programs that after-school leaders want to teach and children want to learn.
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