02 Sep Future Scientists Center – Providing Lifelong Support and Advancement to the Gifted and Talented in Israel
Future Scientists Center – Providing Lifelong Support and Advancement to the Gifted and Talented in Israel
Paper presentation123Eli Fried, Maimonides Fund's Future Scientists Center, Israel
Central AmericaFri 15:30 - 17:00
Maimonides Fund’s Future Scientists Center operates a national structure for academic level programming in the sciences, for gifted and talented students throughout Israel. The Center provides middle school and high school students with opportunities to participate in a range of challenging academic programs in universities throughout Israel. In parallel, the Center operates an alumni network for the graduates of its programs. The Center today has some 2,000 school students participating in its programming, together with a further 2,000 alumni aged 18-26 in its alumni network. This national cohort has and will continue to receive significant academic, social and professional opportunity and support. The aim of Future Scientists Center programming is to provide Israel’s gifted and talented population with significant opportunities throughout their lives, that will see them maximize their individual and collective potential and contribute to major scientific and technological breakthroughs in Israel and in the world.