American Committee launches NextGen initiative
L to R: Students Ravit Netzer, Eran Kotler, and Ziv Zwighaft at City Winery in New York City.
In April, the American Committee kicked off its NextGen Initiative, aimed at engaging future philanthropic leaders. Held at City Winery in New York, the inaugural NextGen Science on Tap brought together young professionals and executives for an evening of science, conversation, and wine tasting.
The event featured three outstanding PhD students from the Institute’s Feinberg Graduate School who traveled to the U.S. as part of the Scientists of Tomorrow tour.
The students enthusiastically discussed their work on subjects varying from cancer to biological clocks to novel proteins, and shared their passion for science. Each student expressed a sense of gratitude for the opportunity to study at the Weizmann Institute and for the values they have learned and acquired. “The quality that scientists need most is persistence,” said Ziv Zwighaft of the Department of Biomolecular Sciences, and an ultra-marathon runner. “Things don’t always work out, but you have to keep pursuing your questions.”