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    Weizmann Grants Help Young Women PhDs Rise in Ranks as Scientists

    <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> reports on the most recent awards by the Weizmann Institute's program to support Israeli women postdocs. Funded by donors, the grants enable these outstanding scientists to pursue their research at labs abroad. Since 2007, a total of 96 awards have been granted, with the goal of increasing the number of women in science.

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    Israeli Woman is ""Europe's Top Young Researcher""

    Dr. Naama Geva-Zatorsky, who performed her doctoral work at Weizmann, has been awarded a prestigious 2012 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science international fellowship. She is currently a postdoc at Harvard Medical School, where she investigates the use of probiotics to treat disease.

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    A Day in the Life

    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.

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    Winners of Chinese Science Contest Choose Israel Visit as Prize

    Nineteen talented Chinese teens could go anywhere as their prize for winning a prestigious science competition – and they chose to visit the Weizmann Institute of Science. For 10 days, states the Jewish News Service, the teens took part in activities on campus, met scientists, and hopefully became future ""ambassadors.""

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    I Owe It All to Science

    Dartmouth College student Soyeun Yang blogs on HuffPost about her experience in the Weizmann Institute's 44th Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute. The program enabled her to study the role of protein signaling pathways in cancer development and learn about Israeli culture.

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    Scientific Journey Leads from Hudson to Masada, Dead Sea and Beyond

    Each year, as part of the Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute, bright young scientists arrive on the Weizmann Institute campus to conduct research in working labs and explore Israel. The <em>Hudson Hub Times</em> profiles local Irina Kopyeva, a ""Bessie"" who went to pursue biology and found herself amazed by Israel's rich culture.

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    Africa's Grass-Roots Chance to Change Science Teaching

    Weizmann's Prof. Nir Orion, science educator and developer of the UNESCO-promoted <em>Blue Planet</em> education program, issues a wakeup call: it's way past time to adapt science education to the way children naturally learn. ""Only then,"" he writes, ""will there be real progress for learners, and real progress in closing inequality gaps in society.""

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    Criminals Aren't the Only Ones Breaking In

    Reporting on hackers of various stripes, the <em>Las Vegas Sun</em> covers the region's first team of safe crackers. In 2015, students at the Meadows School designed a Vegas-themed safe for the Weizmann Institute's annual International Safecracking Tournament, then went to Israel to pit their creation against those of others. Students use physics to build – and break into – the safes.

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    Exploring Science and the Jewish State this Summer

    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.""