The Safe-Cracking Club at the Weber School in Sandy Springs (near Atlanta) was one of dozens of teams from all over the world to travel to the Weizmann campus and challenge other teams to break into their safes. But they were the only team to place first among Americans. The annual safecracking tournament challenges high schoolers to use physics to construct a secure safe.
April 03, 2017
As the Atlanta Jewish Times reports, students from the Atlanta Jewish Academy are taking part in the Weizmann Institute’s International Safe-Cracking Tournament for the second consecutive year. In the tournament, teams from all over the world use the principles of physics to build a safe, and try to break into each other's constructions.
March 06, 2017
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.
November 08, 2016
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.
October 26, 2016
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.
September 08, 2016
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.""
September 01, 2016
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.
August 31, 2016
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.""
August 24, 2016
The Weizmann Institute's prestigious Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute brings talented high-school graduates from all over the world to campus for a month of research alongside Institute scientists. As Arizona's Jewish News reports, three teens from that area are among the successful U.S. applicants.
May 25, 2016