International Summer Science Institute
Invitation to ISSI
Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI)
Every July at Weizmann Institute of Summer, Israel
summer since 1969 approximately 75 highly talented high school
graduates from all over the world gather together to spend a month at
the Weizmann Institute. The first three weeks are devoted to actual
research in active research laboratories and teams. The work combines
the exploration of problems in the field of biology, chemistry,
physics, mathematical and computer sciences. Students are mentored
individually in the use of sophisticated laboratory equipment and
experimental procedures. Upon completion of laboratory work,
participants give an oral presentation and submit a written scientific
report of their research.
There are also supplemental lectures given
by senior Institute scientists, departmental talks and visits to some
of the state of art on-campus facilities.
The final week of the
program is spent at a field school in the Judean Desert, by the Dead
Sea (the world lowest undersea level point and saltiest lake). The
participants experience hikes and excursions that acquaint them with
the ecological, geographical, zoological and archeological
characteristics of the region.
The schedule also allows for free
time (including some weekends), social activities, discussion groups
and more. Tours of Israel are also part of the itinerary.
For further details about the ISSI and its registration procedure see the Bessie F. Lawrence ISSI information at Web site http://www.weizmann.ac.il/zemed/english/