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Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
A Mediterranean cruise: American friends on the Science at Sea mission in Spain

A Mediterranean cruise: American friends on the Science at Sea mission in Spain

In July, a delegation of 52 American Committee friends and professional staff took part in Science at Sea, an unforgettable 10-day voyage around Spain’s eastern coastline. Aboard an elegant private yacht, the group met and traveled with seven pioneering Weizmann scientists and their spouses. As the ship sailed through the Mediterranean, stopping along the coast, the scientists shared their passion for curiosity-driven research in the areas of cancer, artificial intelligence, quantum physics, and more.
Participants set sail in Málaga, visiting picturesque island villages, historic sites, and breathtaking beaches, before disembarking in Barcelona. From there, they traveled by charter plane to Israel, where they spent two days exploring land—in the form of the Weizmann Institute. During their time on campus, they met renowned scientists in fields ranging from stem cell research to space exploration, heard from outstanding Feinberg Graduate School students, and visited the Davidson Institute of Science Education.
Participants of the Science at Sea adventure described it as a meaningful experience both on board and on land, deepening the partnership between scientists and philanthropists who share a transformative vision of the future.