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February 2014


The Students are Coming!

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These Technion students will visit ATS regions in a few weeks

In a few short weeks the Technion’s best and brightest will be visiting our local communities. Hear their stories about campus life, the challenges they face, and their hopes for the future.

To find an event in your area, please contact your local ATS office.



Pillcam FDA Approved for Colonoscopy


The Pillcam, invented by Technion graduate Gavriel Iddan, is now approved by the FDA for virtual colonoscopy. The Pillcam takes pictures of the gastrointestinal tract, which are then transmitted wirelessly to a recorder connected to the doctor’s workstation for view­ing and analysis.

Click here to read a news report on this fascinating technology.


China and Israel, Good Together

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Sam Chester, an expert on China-Middle East affairs

China’s commercial and academic clout is on the rise in Israel, including the recently created Technion Guangdong Institute of Technology. In a recent blog post, Sam Chester, an expert on China-Middle East affairs, explains how Israel can be the bridge between east and west. 

Click here to read our blog post.


Recognition for Technion Professors

(l to r) Professors Alon Gany and Moshe Shoham

Professor Moshe Shoham and Professor Emeritus Alon Gany were among 11 foreign associate fellows elected to the NAE for outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education.

Click here to read our full press release.



Join our Pioneers of Progress Mission

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New experiences have been planned for the trip, including a visit to Alpha Omega Engineering, a global neuroscience technology company founded by Imad and Reem Younis, Arab-Israeli Technion graduates who met at the Technion, fell in love, got married, and moved back home to Nazareth to start a hi-tech business financed only by the sale of their car. Today, Alpha Omega is the largest hi-tech company in Israel's Arab sector employing Muslims, Christians and Jews. And, a special program in Jerusalem will feature Ari Shavit, leading Israeli columnist and author of “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel.”

To learn more about this exciting opportunity:


Phonathon on Deck

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A Technion student talks to ATS supporters during a phonathon

Early next month (March 2 - 13), Technion students will go to all lengths to express their appreciation to ATS supporters! Fueled by endless cups of coffee, students will stay up all night phoning donors in America to say “thank you” for their continued support. The fourth annual ATS Phonathon will provide students and donors with the unique opportunity to connect personally and learn more about each other.

Click here to visit our phonathon page.

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