(20 November 2018 / / JNS) The second US-Israel annual conference on the STM Leadership Symposium took place earlier this month at the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa on "What's Next in STEM" (more than a statement rather than a question).
The event featured topics such as stem cell regeneration "for healing injuries, dealing with neurological events and helping with aging," and "how to fix a broken heart," according to the event's website.
The Zuckerman STEM Leadership program, set up by Mortimer Zuckerman, a businessman and editor, "supports future generations of science, technology, engineering and mathematics leaders in the United States and Israel and over time promotes greater collaboration among the most advanced scientific research centers. "
"It is a privilege to extend the idea of Mort and see this scholarship program come alive," said Zuckerman Institute manager Eric Gertler. "You, Zuckerman's scholars, have all had challenges in your work, but these challenges do not stop the big ideas from moving forward."
"Robert Kennedy had an excerpt from the fluctuations of hope – you throw a pebble in the water and create multiple streams with different energy centers, all interconnected," he said. "We are doing this here – creating great energy of hope and creating great bridges between the United States and Israel."
Boaz Golany, vice-president of Technion for External Relations and Resource Development, said: "The US-Israel bridge built by Mort Zuckerman with the foundation of this project will be known as his biggest and most prominent work for real estate.