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February 2016  
Arrow  A Message From Chapter Co-Presidents Sharon and Rubin Pikus



Emmanuel Dumont, Sharon Pikus, Rubin Pikus, Jerry Kleinman

As co-presidents of the Palm Beach Chapter of ATS, we are most proud to be a part of helping bring the Technion “magic” to our local community. We are excited to host visitors who illustrate why our continued support is so critical. Whether it’s a brilliant postdoc from the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute in New York, a cancer researcher from the Haifa campus who is exploring a project in conjunction with the Scripps Research Institute here in Palm Beach County, or our annual student delegation, we invite you to come meet people who are at the heart of the Technion’s international success. Better yet, we urge you to consider visiting the Technion and seeing it for yourself. We have been to campus a number of times and can’t tell you how inspiring it is! Please refer to the information below about the Technion World Tour and let us know if you want to participate. We look forward to greeting you at one of our upcoming programs and thank you for enabling our Palm Beach Chapter to continue its rich tradition of building Israel through supporting the Technion.         

Arrow Meet and Greet Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs: Technion Students
Yochai Blau and Chanan Maoz

Two incredibly exciting Technion students are playing hooky next week — and we are reaping the benefits. Doctoral student Yochai Blau and undergraduate Chanan Maoz will visit the Palm Beach Chapter to share their views of campus life, their personal stories and research. Please join us:

What: Private Brunch

When: February 23, 2016 11:00 am

Where: The Chesterfield Palm Beach, 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach

Reservations required. Please call 561.832.5401.

Having already published three academic papers, Yochai is focused on developing super-resolution microscopes and hopes to pursue a career in Israel’s high-tech industry. But his interests don’t stop with electro-optics engineering. He has served as a medic in the Israel Defense Forces, and as deputy commander of a small, mobile field hospital while on reservist duty. In his free time, Yochai goes rock climbing — on outdoor natural rock faces when weather permits, or on indoor climbing walls.

Chanan’s academic career is still young, but he has already started to make his mark. Recognized in high school for his work in physics, he is now studying robotics in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Serving in the Israeli Air Force Flight Academy, Chanan graduated cum laude in the platoon commander course. He served additional time in the elite Special Forces unit, and was awarded the Chief of Staff Citation for his role as a unit team leader during Operation Protective Edge. When not studying, Chanan volunteers with disabled children and is a member of the Technion’s Orienteering sport team.

This will surely be an event you won’t want to miss.

Arrow A Breath of Innovation
Artist’s rendering of the BLU divers’ distress bracelet. The idea was selected as the winner of the 2016 3DS student entrepreneurship contest at the Technion.

The gentle wave of coral reefs, curlicue tails of seahorses and bright colors of deep sea fish have made scuba diving a popular sport. But this exhilarating hobby can turn dangerous, as it did on a routine dive for computer science student Omer Arad.

Omer was 80 feet below sea level when an equipment malfunction cut off his air supply. He turned that terrifying dive into a life-saving idea that won first place at the Technion’s 3-Day Startup competition—a wearable panic bracelet.

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Arrow Think Differently...Think Globally...Travel Technion

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Don’t miss the chance to join us this spring for the first trip of our Technion World Tour (May 30-June 7, 2016). The World Tour is a three-part journey that will visit Technion campuses in Israel (2016), New York City (2017) and China (2018). The tour combines luxury travel with intellectual stimulation to take participants along with the Technion into the global marketplace.

Spaces are filling up, so reserve your spot or see the itinerary, pricing and more by visiting

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Tel: (561) 832-5401 | Fax: (561) 833-3594




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