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Oren Milstein, who holds a PhD in immunology from the Weizmann Institute, is cofounder of StemRad - a company that has developed an innovative spacesuit that protects against cosmic rays, and is intended for use on trips to Mars. The Israel Space Agency and the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Space and the German Aerospace Center are launching the suit as part of the next trial flight of NASA's Orion satellite.
For 40 years, the ISEF Foundation has been a partner with the Weizmann Institute, providing scholarships for minority Israelis to pursue higher education in the sciences. In recognition of these decades of collaboration, we present three Weizmann graduates - successful scientists all - who benefited from an ISEF scholarship.
2017 marks a decade since the Weizmann Institute took action to bridge science’s gender gap by establishing the Israel National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science. The program’s success is quantifiable and inspirational – and good for women, for science, for the Weizmann Institute, for Israel … for the world.
Shari-Lynn Odzer and daughter Jamie both took part in the Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute, which attracts talented high-school graduates from all over the world. The summer before college, the lucky few who were accepted arrive on the Weizmann campus to conduct basic research alongside the scientists. This past summer, as the Sun-Sentinel reports, a third Odzer woman took part: younger daughter Nicole.
In a Haaretz special section on innovation, Weizmann Institute President Prof. Daniel Zajfman talks about a major ingredient in scientific innovation: curiosity. He refers to Thomas Friedman’s “passion quotient” as a measuring stick for students – and teachers.
Dr. Yael Schuster, who is a research consultant at the Weizmann Institute, takes us on a tour of a day in the life of a scientist. Dr. Schuster is passionate about science and sharing it – particularly with girls, whom she aims to inspire. As “Dr. Mom,” she reveals the mysteries of the planet during the day – and is a parent all the time.
Eric Sun, a Colorado high-school graduate, spent his summer at Weizmann’s Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute, which gives participants hands-on research experience. Now at Harvard, Sun studied neural networks at Weizmann, and was so happy with the results that, he says, “I hope to expand on this work throughout college and beyond.”
The Jewish News of Greater Phoenix and Northern Arizona highlights three local teens – Talia Khan, Karen Guo, and Ben Walker – who attended Weizmann’s Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute. The competitive program put the high-school grads in labs alongside scientists; they also traveled and learned about Israel.
Justin Lish, 2016 salutatorian of the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School, was one of the talented few pre-college students accepted to the Weizmann Institute’s annual Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute. After conducting research on renewable energy, he traveled in Israel with his fellow “Bessies.”
Three years ago, the Schwartz/Reisman Science Education Centre, Rehovot, opened at the Institute to give local high-schoolers the opportunity to study physics at a higher level. On June 29, the Centre’s first class of students graduated, in the presence of Institute President Prof. Daniel Zajfman and other leaders. “When you learn physics,” Prof. Zajfman said, “you are learning a way of thinking.”