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Forty-two outstanding undergraduate students from science institutions throughout Israel – including Tel Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Technion, Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem and the Jerusalem College of Engineering – recently participated in the Weizmann Institute's annual Amos de-Shalit Summer School. A one-week program was held for students in the life sciences and a two-week program for students in physics and chemistry. During this time, the students were exposed to world-renowned research in their respective scientific areas, including the research being conducted in Weizmann Institute labs, which they had the opportunity to visit. They were also introduced to the advanced science degrees at the Feinberg Graduate School.

Ever since the first Summer School – in Physics – was established in 1974, the Amos de-Shalit Foundation's main goal has been to foster an increased awareness of science among young Israelis. The Physics Summer School success has been followed with the establishment of a Summer School in Chemistry in 1979 and later, in Life Sciences in 1993.