Third annual ‘Scientists of Tomorrow’ tour

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
L-to R: Feinberg Graduate School students Uri Weill, Vered Shacham-Silverberg, and Adi Goldenzweig at City Swiggers in New York City for a “Science on Tap" event.

L-to R: Feinberg Graduate School students Uri Weill, Vered Shacham-Silverberg, and Adi Goldenzweig at City Swiggers in New York City for a “Science on Tap" event.

For the third consecutive year, the Scientists of Tomorrow tour gave American Committee supporters the opportunity to meet talented PhD students from the Weizmann Institute’s Feinberg Graduate School—representing the next generation of science innovators who are poised to become leaders in their fields. Three students, accompanied by Kelly Avidan, the Institute’s Director of Resource Development, traveled to Chicago, IL; Bethesda, MD; and Pittsburgh, PA. Three other students, joined by Dr. Ami Shalit, Feinberg’s Academic Secretary, went to Florida and New York.

At luncheons, dinners, and “Science on Tap” events— informal talks at bars or other venues—the young scientists spoke to guests about their research and personal journeys. One student described how her young niece inspired her to study the development of the human brain, while another explained how his fascination with marine life as a rescue diver in the Israel Defense Forces fueled his desire to understand the “blueprint of life” encoded in our cells. Each student praised the world-class facilities, multidisciplinary collaborations, and mentorship that make the Weizmann Institute an exceptional learning environment.