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Computer Science, Academia and Industry

For that moment when you look practicality straight in the eye

If you are in the 11th grade, majoring in computer science, you have probably asked yourself at some point – how do you develop a chess game? How does the internet work? How do you recognize a person in an image? How do you develop an app? What are the languages and platforms in popular use in the industry?

The Computer Science, Academia, and Industry program addresses these questions and introduces participants to research and development activities, in both academia and industry, in the fields of computer science and software and computer engineering. Here is a taste of what you can expect to encounter during the program: Artificial intelligence, cryptography, machine learning, smartphone simulations, websites, robotics, Big Data, game theory – and that’s only the beginning.

So if you find interest in one or more of these topics, join us for the program, in which you will have the opportunity to learn more about these topics and then experience developing a project, under the supervision of an advisor from academia or industry, which will grant you an additional five units on your high-school diploma, along with valuable experience.

The program is accredited by the Ministry of Education (5 matriculation points), as well as by certain units in the IDF, and will assist you in planning your professional future.


More about the program

The program has two parts, spanning two school years, from October in 11th grade to April in 12th grade.

Part one (11th grade): Towards opening a window to academia and industry, monthly enrichment meetings will be held in the afternoon and will include lectures by experts, activities and exposure to advanced methods, innovative developing tools, and advanced technologies. The participants’ teachers will also be taking part in the meetings, thus creating a common basis of interest with their students, which they can expand later on, in class.

Part two (12th grade): During this part, excelling students will develop a software project (accredited as a 5-point thesis paper for their matriculation diploma), under the supervision and guidance of individuals from the academia or industry, in a manner resembling “the real scientific-technological world” (see example). The project’s entire development process will be done with the school teachers’ and program teams’s active involvement and support.

For further information, visit the Hebew site


Team Members

Program Director: Dr. Orni Meerbaum Salant

Pedagogy Directors: Dr. Sarah Pollack, Dr. Bruriah Huberman

Program Coordinator: Yael Ben Haim

For information, guidance ‎and registration: +972-8-9378300

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