Fourth Annual “Scientists of Tomorrow” Tour

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Feinberg Graduate School students Tom Manovitz and Efrat Resnick speaking to guests at Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, Florida.

Feinberg Graduate School students Tom Manovitz and Efrat Resnick speaking to guests at Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, Florida.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Scientists of Tomorrow Tour brought six extraordinary Weizmann graduate students to communities across the U.S. The students, currently pursuing their doctorates or master’s degrees at the Feinberg Graduate School, shared their personal stories and offered their thought-provoking views on the future of research in their fields—including biology, quantum physics, and artificial intelligence.

This year, the students traveled in three groups, each to different regions of the country. Efrat Resnick and Tom Manovitz visited Florida and New York. Heli Ben Hamu and Amitai Mandelbaum went to Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Lexington, accompanied by Feinberg Academic Secretary Dr. Ami Shalit. And Elena Meirzadeh and Shir Nevo went to California with Kelly Avidan, the Weizmann Institute’s Director of Resource Development.

At restaurants, synagogues, breweries, and other venues, these young innovators shared their passion for science and their experiences conducting cutting-edge research at the Weizmann Institute. “At Weizmann, I have the opportunity to work alongside some of the greatest minds in Israel,” said Efrat Resnick of the Department of Organic Chemistry, whose investigations could help produce medications more efficiently and less expensively.

Guests enjoyed meeting these brilliant, personable, and enthusiastic students who represent the future of science for Israel and the world.