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August 2009

Dr. Hossam Haick
Dr. Hossam Haick

Electronic Nose Sniffs Out Kidney Diseases

A nanosensor "electronic nose" developed by Technion’s Dr. Hossam Haick to detect cancer from breath samples has been modified to identify chronic renal failure. The findings could lead to a non-invasive and fairly inexpensive way to detect kidney diseases in their earliest and most treatable stages.  

Read more about the electronic nose

Ben Rothman, SciTech student from Chicago
Ben Rothman, SciTech student from Chicago

Summer Science Experience

Forgoing the typical summer vacation or camp, 35 high school students from around the world donned lab coats and conducted research alongside prominent scientists at the Technion. The students were part of SciTech, an intensive three-week program for high school juniors and seniors from Israel and abroad, who have demonstrated an exceptional interest and ability in science and technology. The on-campus program affords these bright minds unrivaled, early access to cutting-edge laboratories and equipment, and to some of Israel’s top scientists and educators as their mentors in research in a broad range of fields within engineering and science.  

Read more about SciTech 2009

International School of Engineering students
The inaugural class of the International School of Engineering

International School of Engineering Opens

The Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering has launched its new International School of Engineering with programs focusing on infrastructure and environmental engineering.  The curriculum is identical to that already used by the Faculty, is intended for students from abroad, and is taught in English. According to Prof. Arnon Bentur, dean of the Faculty, the program aims within a decade to provide a top engineering education to more than 1,000 students from all corners of the world. The first class of 23 students is already in the midst of a four-month preparatory program. 

Read more about the new International School of Engineering

Guy Ankonina
Guy Ankonina

Outstanding Young Researcher

Guy Ankonina, a Technion doctoral student in the Faculty of Materials Engineering was awarded the prize for Outstanding Young Researcher at the annual conference of the European Materials Research Society, the largest and most important of its kind in Europe in the field of materials engineering. Mr. Ankonina earned the award for his research of thin layers of titanium oxide for use in electronic gas sensors. The June conference took place in Strasbourg, France with the participation of some 2,500 researchers.



Rosh Hashanah

Send a Rosh Hashanah E-Card

With only a few short weeks left until Rosh Hashanah, you can send greetings to friends and family, while celebrating the Technion.

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Discovery 2009 Mission

We invite you to join us November 14-20 on our Discovery 2009 Mission to Israel for a quick, yet insightful glimpse of the Technion, Israel’s primary source of vision, imagination, and brainpower. Learn about groundbreaking accomplishments, and see works in progress through the eyes of the Technion’s faculty, brilliant students, and alumni. Enjoy VIP tours and sophisticated, collegial, and fun learning experiences. 

Register today!

Save the Date!

The next ATS annual national mission, Shaping Israel’s Future: Technion 2010 will take place June 1-11, 2010.  For more information contact Irma Sarisohn, Associate VP of Programs at, or (212) 407-6320.  Watch for details at

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