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Nobel Prize winner, Professor Dan Shechtman, world-renowned for his work in chemistry and material science, says Israel must do more to promote the study of sciences to make sure it keeps its technology edge. Shechtman, who has been running a course on technological entrepreneurship at the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology for the past 30 years, has developed a plan for innovation studies for Ort Israel Sci-Tech Schools, a network of vocational schools. The program is being implemented in eight schools in Israel and the organization hopes to spread it further and globally as well.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2016
The annual Israel Space Week – with activities for the whole family – lectures, contests, demonstrations and museum exhibits flaunting Israel’s expertise in space technology will be held between January 25 – 29, 2015. The event is held in memory of the late Israeli astronaut, Ilan Ramon. To mark the occasion, the Science, Technology, and Space Ministry is opening the largest and most comprehensive website on Israeli activities related to space. The website is designed with a special atmosphere and provides film clips, space news, information on technologies, and central themes and ideas for home activities
Updated: Feb. 12, 2015
Begun in 2011, the two-year CIJE-Tech High School Engineering Program currently operates in 27 Jewish schools, in areas ranging from California to North Carolina. Adam Jerozolim, a professional engineer who once designed hydraulic systems for nuclear submarines, serves as a mentor to teachers in 12 schools in the New York City area that participate in the program.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2014
Israeli school students will study space research in an educational program launched to coincide with Israeli Space Week this week. The new program, launched jointly by the Education Ministry and the Science, Technology and Space Ministry, will be studied by more than 150,000 students, and will cover astronomy, electro-optics, asteroid mining, the solar system and nanosatellites.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2014
The World ORT organization for advanced science studies has launched the Anieres Elite Academy international scholarship program to prepare some 600 Israeli and foreign 10th-graders for an engineering degree at the prestigious Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. The program, the first of its kind in Israel, will allow students from the Negev to the Galilee to study science and technology in high school and, after seven years, complete an engineering degree at the Technion. The program provides a full scholarship, worth more than 100,000 shekels.
Updated: Feb. 05, 2014
Philosophical Approaches of Religious Jewish Science Teachers Toward the Teaching of ‘Controversial’ Topics in Science
This research examines the problems that religious Jewish science teachers in Israeli high schools have in coping with science subjects (such as geological time) which conflict with their religious beliefs. This was done by characterizing the philosophical approaches within Judaism that such teachers have adopted for dealing with such controversy. Results indicated that no single philosophical approach earned overwhelming support from the teachers or scientists.
Updated: Mar. 21, 2010
SciTech is a well established science and technology research camp organized and hosted each summer by the Center for Pre-University Education at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The 3 week program for gifted high school students combines scientific research with a program of cultural and social activities.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2009