The Technion - Israeli Institute of Technology
The Technion is the oldest university institution in Israel and has had a decisive influence on the scientific-technological development of the State of Israel and its transformation into a global power. At the Technion, approximately 14,500 BA and Master students are engaged in 18 engineering and scientific research faculties and units. Fifty-two different research centers and institutes operate in the Technion in various fields.
Founded in 1912, the Technion is one of the top 100 universities in the world according to the prestigious Shanghai University and has earned itself a world-renown for its pioneering work in many fields: nanotechnology, life sciences, stem cells, water management, sustainable energy, information technologies, biotechnology, materials engineering, aerospace, and industrial engineering and management. The Technion is one of ten universities globally that built satellites and launched them into space.
Recently, the financial information firm Bloomberg surveyed the major tech companies in the US to see what universities the CEOs studied. The Technion is ranked 7th globally, sharing it with MIT University. The Technion's importance to the State of Israel is also evident in its impact on Haifa's surroundings, where the Technion is located, where companies such as Qualcomm, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Apple, and Intel have their development centers and their main offices in Israel.
In December 2011, the Technion and Cornell University was selected by the New York City Council, led by Michael Bloomberg, to establish the Innovation Promotion Institute - Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute (JTCII), on Roosevelt Island in New York. The establishment of the Guangdong Technion Institute of Technology in Israel in China in 2013 proves the Technion's international importance.
Technion graduates have an essential impact on the global economy through advanced technologies they have developed and leading global companies to impressive commercial successes. About a quarter of the Technion's graduates have formed companies or have held senior management positions in large international corporations. The annual revenues of high-tech companies run by Technion alumni are $18.6 billion. Also, a quarter of Technion graduates have filed for patent registration on their behalf. Technion graduates and faculty have led developments such as "Azilect" - a drug that inhibits Parkinson's disease, drip irrigation, and the missile defense system - "Iron Dome."
Over the past decade, three Technion professors have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Abraham Hershko and Aaron Chachnover (2004) and Dan Schechtman (2011)."
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Gadi Aleksandrowicz, PhD.
.Author of the math blog “not precise”
Dr. Nia Wengrowicz
Niva Wengrowicz holds a Ph.D. from Bar Ilan University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the
Technion, Israel. She served as a Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Currently serves as an adjunct senior lecturer at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and
Management, at the Technion. Also, she is the coordinator & a tutor at the Research & Evaluation
Program at the School of Professional Development in the MOFET Institute.
Her research interests include model-based systems engineering, system thinking, verbal and
visual representations of conceptual models, alternative assessment, and learning environments.
Dr. Nitsa Movshovitz-Hadar
Professor of mathematics education at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Emerita since 2004.
In 2003: Laureate in Residence at La Villa Media, Grenoble France. 1998-2002: Director, MadaTech - Israel National Museum of Science. A member of MoMath (The U.S. national math museum, NY) advisory board since it opened in 2012.
She received her Ph.D. at U.C. Berkeley in 1975, and since 1975 on the faculty at Technion, sharing her research and development interests, combined with 12 years of high-school mathematics teaching experience, with prospective mathematics teachers.
She initiated and headed major curriculum development projects; Founded in 1986, and since then is the head of Ksher-Cham - R&D center for improving and reviving mathematics education.
She published one book (with J. Webb) and many papers published in professional mathematics education journals (one of which received in 1995 the MAA Lester Ford award with I. Kleiner). Developed innovative curricula, including an award-winning series of video dramas in mathematics broadcasted by the Israel Educational Television.
Since 2009 she has enjoyed giving public lectures in mathematics. Presently her focal professional interests are in three research & Development projects:
- Integrating mathematics news snapshots in the high school curriculum;
- developing and disseminating a wiki-based software to share teachers pedagogical knowledge.
- Personalization of teaching to address individual needs, qualifications, and learning styles of students.
Prof. Moris S. Eisen
Moris S. Eisen immigrated to Israel in 1977 from Colombia, South America. He received his PhD from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem under the supervision of Prof. Jochanan Blum. In 1990 as a Weizmann Postdoctoral Fellow, he joined Prof. Tobin J. Marks’ group at Northwestern University. In 1993 he was awarded the State of Israel Alon Fellowship and joined the Department of Chemistry at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (since 2007, Schulich Faculty of Chemistry). Since 2003 he has been a full Professor incumbent of the Samuel O. Friedlander Academic Chair in Chemistry.