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    Students Join Safe-Cracking Competition

    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.

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    Ensuring Our Future with Math and Science

    “As a country we don’t fully realize how dangerous this threat is,” says Dr. Ariel Heimann, former director-general of the Davidson Institute of Science Education (the educational arm of the Weizmann Institute), “Everyone keeps talking about the Iranian threat, but it’s not so certain a bomb will ever reach us. What is certain, however, is that without Israeli science, we have no Israeli future.”

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    Turning Point: Soft-Skills Sculptor

    Maya Schuldiner, a yeast biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, won the 2017 European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Gold Medal award for discovering the functions of proteins that no one had previously studied. She explains how finding her voice helped her to build a productive career, which has included launching and teaching a highly sought-after graduate-level course in soft skills.

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    New Year’s for Researchers

    Ever wanted to know how to fix a broken heart? What a scratch, pneumonia, and soil pollution have in common? Why insects could be the food of the future? Researchers’ Night at the Weizmann Institute of Science is an evening dedicated to science for everyone – to answering any and all questions about science. Researchers’ Night has been taking place annually at the Weizmann Institute of Science since 2006, as part of the European Union Researchers’ Night event that takes place in hundreds of sites all over Europe. In Israel, it occurs within a nationwide framework of activities at academic research institutes and science museums and is supported by the Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology and Space. Researchers’ Night at the Weizmann Institute is organized by the Davidson Institute of Science Education, the Weizmann Institute’s educational arm.

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    Attracting Women to Science

    Long Island student Tzippora Chwat was one of just 19 American students selected to take part in the Weizmann Institute’s Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute, during which she traveled to Israel to conduct hands-on research.

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    Scientific Research Kept Youth Busy This Summer [Clarksville]

    If you’re like me, you may have relaxed at the beach or by the pool this summer. Jacob Chandran, a 2017 graduate of River Hill High School, had more ambitious plans. He recently returned from Israel, where he spent four weeks conducting advanced scientific research at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Chandran was one of 19 teens from the United States selected to participate in the annual Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI). He received a full scholarship to this prestigious program, which accepts only one in five applicants. The program gives students the opportunity to conduct research with world-renowned scientists in biology, chemistry, mathematics and computer science.

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    USAID Supports Cutting-Edge Research at the Feinberg Graduate School of the Weizmann Institute of Science

    The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science is pleased to announce the award of $1,200,000 by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program to the Feinberg Graduate School (FGS) at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. The award, made to the Trustees of the Feinberg Graduate School, will support the purchase of critical instrumentation for the newly established Food and Environmental Metabolomics Lab (FEM-Lab).

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