NEW YORK (Jul. 2)
Some 34 American teenagers with an interest in science left for Israel yesterday to participate in a Summer Science Institute arranged by the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. The group includes high school students from eight states who indicated an aptitude for science that they would like to make a career in science. They were selected for scholastic achievement out of some 250 applicants after being recommended by their school principal or science teacher.
The institute is an experiment to create closer ties with U.S. and Israeli high school students with interest in science. The Weizmann Institute has recently added a department for science teaching which has a program to stimulate science teaching in Israeli high schools. The program is sponsored by the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science and Yad Chaim Weizmann, in cooperation with the American Zionist Youth Foundation and the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem.