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    Inspiring Future Scientists

    Each year since 1969, the Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) has welcomed about 80 talented high school graduates from around the world to spend a month on the Weizmann Institute campus. Students conduct research alongside renowned Weizmann scientists, experience life in Israel, and form close bonds with one another. Here, participants discuss how the program has nurtured their passion for science. Alumna Prof. Yardena Samuels credits ISSI with solidifying her desire to become a scientist and to establish her own lab at the Weizmann Institute.

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    $20M D. Dan and Betty Kahn Foundation Gift Expands Collaboration of the Weizmann Institute of Science with the University of Michigan and the Technion

    A $20 million gift will expand this collaboration to enhance quality of life through advancements in robotics and precision health.

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    Stepping Stone

    While many of his peers spent the summer gearing up for college, Tony Pan of Grosse Pointe Farms traveled to Israel to work in a lab at one of the world’s foremost scientific research institutions. Thanks to a scholarship from the Borman family of Bloomfield Hills, Pan was one of 19 American teens participating in the 50th annual Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, a global leader in scientific disciplines, from cancer to alternative energy to space exploration.

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    The Schoenheimer Family: 50 Years of Philanthropy

    For Linda McCurdy and Joyce Oleshansky, supporting the Weizmann Institute was “a given,” thanks to their father, the late Pierre Schoenheimer. Today, Linda, Joyce, and their children continue the family's multi-generational legacy at Weizmann, which began with the establishment of a scholarship in memory of their great-uncle.

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    A Fresh Start

    <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> features an interview with Weizmann staff scientist Dr. Daniela Novick, whose research has helped create drugs that ease the suffering of MS and rheumatoid arthritis patients.

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    Prof. Alon Chen Elected Next President of the Weizmann Institute of Science

    The Executive Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science, headed by Shimshon Harel, announced that they have elected Prof. Alon Chen to be the 11th president of the Weizmann Institute of Science. The board accepted the recommendation of the Presidential Search Committee, headed by the chair of the International Board of the Institute, Prof. Jehuda Reinharz. Out of several candidates presented to the search committee, its members unanimously voted to put forward Prof. Chen’s name for the position.

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    Igniting Sparks of Science

    The Sparks of Science Program in Memory of Moshe Pergament offers talented Israeli-Ethiopian youth the guidance they need to pursue higher education in science and technology. An initiative of Weizmann’s Davidson Institute of Science Education since 2001, Sparks of Science provides students in grades 9-12 with extracurricular classes, a mentoring program, and courses in math and English. In this video, Weizmann MSc student and mentor Tzahi Gabzi and participant Mayan Desta give a behind-the-scenes look at this innovative program.

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    American Committee National Chair Earns Honorary Doctorate from the Weizmann Institute of Science

    At its 70th annual International Board Meeting, the Weizmann Institute of Science conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa upon longtime supporter and leader Ellen Merlo. The Weizmann Institute of Science, located in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world’s leading centers of multidisciplinary scientific research.