A Milestone: First Technion Degree Awarded in the United States
Influential technology leaders and dignitaries, including Tech:NYC
Executive Director Julie Samuels and Israeli Consul General Ido Aharoni,
joined ATS supporters on May 18th to celebrate the inaugural class of the
Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute. The high-energy,
pre-graduation event, held at WeWork Bryant Park, honored the 12
graduates (representing 6 countries) who received an MS in Information
Systems with a concentration in Connective Media. The graduation
ceremony, which will take place May 29th at the Cornell University Ithaca,
NY campus, will mark the first time an international university (the
Technion) has ever granted an accredited degree for studies on U.S.
Adam Shwartz’s successor was announced this week. Ron Brachman, a computer
scientist and internationally recognized authority on artificial intelligence,
will be the new Director of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute starting this
Fall. Read Adam’s blog post here.
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Best Float Ever: Celebrate Israel Parade on June 5th
Will you be in New York City on June 5th? Join us as we
march up Fifth Avenue to represent the Technion at the 52nd annual Celebrate
Israel Parade. We will have the only truck in the parade with giant LED screens
to display all of the innovations coming from the Technion and its alumni.
Our participants will receive a free official 2016 Technion t-shirt and snacks.
The parade is the largest celebration of
Israel in the world and one of the largest parades in New York City, with more
than 30 floats and 15 marching bands.
REGISTER NOW or contact Sylvie Packard if you are
interested in showing your support from the VIP stands.
Tune in to FOX My9 starting at noon on Sunday, June 5th to watch all the fun,
and follow our realtime tweeting via #TogetherOnFifth.
See You in Israel Next Week? #TechnionWorldTour
The Technion World Tour is just around the corner (May 30-June 7), and the
turnout is tremendous. We are thrilled to have 57 supporters from 12 different
Chapters and Regions on board, the biggest gathering since 2011. This once-in-a
lifetime opportunity combines luxury travel with exclusive access to people and
places rarely available to the public. Some of the highlights of this year’s
tour include: a helicopter tour, a behind-the-scenes tour of the newly launched intelligence
division of Elbit Systems, and a visit to Jerusalem Venture Partners, one of
Israel’s leadaing venture capital funds.
For those of you who cannot join us on this leg of the trip,
make sure to check out photos and more, from the helicopter trip and other
events, via #TechnionWorldTour. Or to learn more about this leg or the others,
Hello Silicon Valley: Labscapes, Where Art Meets Science
The much-lauded Technion Labscapes exhibit has come to
California, with an exhibit at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto from May 11th-
August 1st. Originally displayed on the campus in Haifa and then making its
American debut in New York City in 2015, Labscapes makes art of the tiny
crystals, cells, bacteria and other natural phenomena that are visible only
through the microscope. The beautiful images resemble landscapes from the
natural world (Fall, rose petals, the galaxy, furrows), thus the title:
This Gorgeous Exhibit & Launch Party Photos via Our Facebook Photo Album.
Learn More About LABSCAPES.
Next Generation ReWalk Will Help Even More People
Many of us have already read and heard much about the
acclaimed ReWalk system that was invented by Technion alumnus Amit Goffer. Now,
ReWalk is working with Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically
Inspired Engineering to develop a lightweight, lower-cost wearable exoskeleton
that will help stroke patients, individuals with multiple sclerosis and
mobility-limited senior citizens get around without wheelchairs, walkers and
other apparatuses. The “soft suit exoskeleton technology” will significantly
expand the ReWalk market, which is now limited to paraplegics. There are an
estimated 3 million stroke patients with lower limb disabilites in the U.S., and
approximately 400,000 people suffering from MS.
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Board of Governors to Meet in Israel
The annual Technion Board of Governors (BOG) meeting convenes in Israel on
the Haifa campus during the first week of June. The five-day event will feature
numerous awards ceremonies for Technion supporters, deserving students and
high-achieving faculty members, dedications, committee meetings, and
educational events including an Innovation Panel Discussion.
We are delighted and honored to announce that Honorary Technion Fellowships
will be awarded to the following ATS supporters: Julia Ruch and Joshua Ruch of
the New York Metropolitan Region (both of whom are Technion alumni), Dr. George
J. Elbaum of the San Francisco Chapter, Stephen Klein, a past president of the
Philadelphia Chapter, and Los Angeles Chapter leaders Rita Emerson and Robert
Hanisee. Honorary Technion Doctorates will be awarded to Ed Satell of the
Philadelphia Chapter and David Skorton, who as president of Cornell University
collaborated with Technion President Peretz Lavie in planning the Joan &
Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute. He is now head of the Smithsonian
Institution. Special events include a visit to Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
Ltd., and an ATS 75th Anniversary Dinner.
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