President Rivlin helps competition for budding scientists mark 20 years

Many of the graduates of the competition have gone on to become integrated into academic and professional life in various fields of science and technology.

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October 9, 2017 01:04
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President Rivlin helps competition for budding scientists mark 20 years

PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN celebrates with the winners of the 2017 Young Scientists and Developers Competition, held annually at Jerusalem’s Bloomfield Science Museum, on March 21. (photo credit: AVI HAYOUN)

In a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Young Scientists and Developers Competition, President Reuven Rivlin and his wife, Nechama, last week hosted hundreds of past winners and participants in the event over two decades.

“The scientific endeavor is shared by researchers from different countries and cultures who are striving together for a better future – to correct the world,” he said. “In science, there are no national, religious or social barriers, not even geographical ones,” he said. “You are human capital of quality, diversity and success, each of you working in a scientific field at the forefront of global progress, and I am certain that your achievements [will make] a better future for all of us and for the whole world.”

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Hundreds of outstanding teenagers from around the country have participated every March – coinciding with Albert Einstein’s birthday – in a competition of young scientists and developers at Jerusalem’s Bloomfield Science Museum. The high school pupils work on research projects in various fields of exact sciences, technology, and social and human sciences. During the 20 years of the competition, more than 1,200 teens have participated – representing Israeli society in all its variety: from the center and the periphery, Jews and Arabs, religious and secular, boys and girls.

Many of the graduates of the competition have gone on to become integrated into academic and professional life in various fields of science and technology.

The competition is being held under the auspices of the Bloomfield Museum, with the cooperation of the Education Ministry as well as the Israel Information Technology and Information Systems Administration, as part of the European Union Program for the Advancement of Science and Technology Cooperation.

It is supported by the Monti-Goren Ferrari family through the Jerusalem Foundation.

The Israel Young Scientists and Developers Competition is the local representative of international competitions – the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) competition and the European Union’s Contest for Young Scientists.

The Israel Competition for Young Scientists and Developers is now underway for 2018.

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