The Prof. Amos de-Shalit Summer Workshop
If you are a curious, science-loving high school student, you have an opportunity to experience research in the Weizmann Institute’s laboratories, with the mentoring of researchers and scientists from the Institute.
The Prof. Amos de-Shalit Summer Workshop has taken place at the Weizmann Institute for over 50 years, since 1964. Through this unique workshop, participants are exposed to cutting-edge science through active participation in the lab work of scientific groups at the Weizmann Institute of Science, while engaging in a direct personal connection with the Institute’s researchers and scientists. Previous summer workshop graduates have gone on to become leading researchers at the Weizmann Institute and other academic research institutes, in the military and in the industry, as well as filling central public roles.
The Prof. Amos de-Shalit Summer Workshop provides challenge-seeking high school students who are enthusiastic about science with the opportunity to experience the process of research at the laboratories of the Weizmann Institute, with personal mentoring by institute researchers. For two weeks in August, participants – finishing the 11th or 12th grades – will divide into groups of two-three to conduct a research project at one of the Institute’s laboratories in one of its five faculties: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics and Computer Science.
More about the program
As part of the Summer Workshop, participants will hear from the Institute’s scientists lectures about their groundbreaking research, hold discussions on science and society, and participate in social activities and a field trip over the weekend. A scientific symposium will be held to mark the closing of the Workshop, in which participants will present the research findings to their peers and family members.