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    2017 Midwest Region Gala Dinner

    The Midwest Region hosted a memorable Gala Dinner under the theme of “Breakthrough: Celebrating Discoveries. Shaping Tomorrow.” More than 500 community and industry leaders came together at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park to honor Jeffrey S. Aronin, Chairman and CEO of Paragon Biosciences, LLC. An entrepreneur, innovator and investor, Mr. Aronin received the American Committee’s Weizmann Leadership Award in recognition of his dedication to improving lives through his community and philanthropic endeavors. National and Midwest Regional Board members Dr. Marilyn Perlman and Brian Price once again served as event chairs, and WGN Radio’s Ilyce Glink served as emcee. Watch the full program, which featured a tribute to Mr. Aronin and the announcement of a new career development chair at the Institute.

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    Young Israeli Scientists Head to US to Showcase Work from Medicine to Mechanics

    When Elena Meirzadeh immigrated to Israel from Iran with her family at the age of 12, her priorities were perfecting her Hebrew and acclimating to life in a new country. Despite the language barrier and culture shock at moving from the Islamic Republic to the Jewish state, Meirzadeh excelled at her studies and decided she wanted to become a scientist.

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    2018 International Safe-Cracking Tournament

    The Davidson Institute of Science Education’s International Physics Tournament challenges teams of high school students from around the world to design impenetrable safes. Each spring, the teams travel to the Weizmann campus in Israel, where they compete to unlock one another’s safes by solving the underlying physics riddles. On March 20-21, 2018, six teams—hailing from the Atlanta Jewish Academy in Atlanta, GA; Bruriah High School in Elizabeth, NJ; Green Valley High School in Henderson, NV; the Gregory School in Tucson, AZ; the Emery/Weiner School in Houston, TX; and Rancho High School in Las Vegas, NV—represented the United States at the 23rd annual competition. The American students joined other teams from countries such as England, Argentina, Romania, Canada, and Angola.

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    Passing it On, Thanks to PERACH

    In the course of writing his doctoral thesis, Emanuel (Emil) Eidin, a student in the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Department of Science Teaching, started thinking about the people he would like to thank in the acknowledgements section. He decided that some of the people to whom gratitude was due were the PERACH mentors who had helped him as a child.

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    Weizmann Institute 45th in World, University Ranking Organization Finds

    The Center for World University Rankings, initiated in Saudi Arabia and headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, has ranked the Weizmann Institute of Science among the top 50 degree-granting institutions in the world. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University were also ranked in the top 100, placing at 61 and 85, respectively. The Technion-Israeli Institute of Technology ranked 147th, while Ben-Gurion University of the Negev ranked 394th. Bar-Ilan University and the University of Haifa rounded out the list of Israeli universities, ranking at 492 and 620, respectively.

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    The Weizmann Institute of Science is Ninth in the World in Research Quality

    The Weizmann Institute of Science has placed ninth in an international ranking of research quality. This is the second time that the Institute has ranked in the top 10 best research institutes in the world. (The Institute placed 10th in the 2015 ranking.) The assessment comes from the annual Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) Leiden Ranking, Leiden University, the Netherlands.

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    What’s New at Weizmann?

    The dog days of summer are an excellent time to sit in a cool place and take a look at what’s happening on the Weizmann Institute campus, where the gardens are lush and the labs as busy as ever. There are forward-looking scientific advances and considerable growth – hiring the right people, building the right infrastructure – and we’d like to share this progress with you.

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    Freezing Fly Eggs for the Future

    The three fresh Weizmann Institute of Science graduates – Drs. Yuval Gilad, Idan Alyagor, and Yoav Politi – named their company FREEZEM. As the name suggests, they are developing a way to cryogenically freeze the fly eggs so that they remain viable. The technology for freezing fly eggs, they say, is different from that used to freeze human ova or bacteria, and they are the first to offer this development.

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    Young Scientists from Japan to Colorado Get Taste of Israel at Summer Program

    REHOVOT, Israel — One hot day this summer, 18-year-old Aleix Segui of Barcelona walked around an academic campus in this central Israeli city wearing a gray T-shirt with a mathematical equation on the front. The meaning of the shirt’s cryptic message would be lost on most people, but Segui’s new friends in a unique Israeli summer science program easily got the esoteric mathematical joke.