Israel President Shimon Peres Meets Mission Group
Last month, 75 people who took part in the "Illumination and Innovation" mission to Paris and Israel returned home energized and enthused by what they saw and experienced.
With Mission Chairs Scott and Susie Leemaster of Detroit leading the way, the group was hosted in Paris by the French Technion Society and some of Paris' top dignitaries. They toured the Marais — the old Jewish quarter, and visited the Memorial de la Shoah. Mission goers also enjoyed the city’s many cultural attractions.
At the Technion, participants met with inspiring students and faculty members, and saw firsthand the Technion's cutting-edge research — including many ATS-supported priority projects featured at a campus science fair. The rewarding dedications of ATS projects, including the Ed Satell Family Nitrogen-Hydrogen Alternative Fuels Reaction Research Laboratory in the Grand Technion Energy Program, and the Janice and Stanley H. Sussman Wing in the Shalom Zielony Graduate Student Village, provided physical evidence of our impact.
But the highlight of the Mission was the program with Israel’s President Shimon Peres, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity normally out of reach for most tourists. Throughout the meeting, mission goers were delighted to hear the President emphasize the importance of the Technion in Israel’s successful high-tech economy.
View a video of President Shimon Peres speaking to our Mission group.
Watch your emails in the coming weeks for the dates and destination of next spring’s Mission.