Structure of the Program
Participants spend approximately 8 weeks working on a research project assigned to them by the head of the research group to which they were accepted.
As required by law, all participants must attend a short obligatory Safety Seminar designed especially for this program.
Four lectures in four different disciplines are scheduled for each cycle.
Toward the end of the program, each student will be required to present his/her work to the rest of the group. Also present will be the Head of the Research Group hosting the student. Naturally it is obligatory to obtain the PI's approval for the ppt presentation. A week before the presentation, each student will have to submit an abstract (also approved by the head of the research group).
Part 1: A brief description of the general question
Part 2: A brief description of the individual project
Part 3: Summary of the results
Part 4: Conclusions
Length of abstract: 1/2 a page
Length of presentation: 12 minutes
Number of slides: Up to 10
Questions & Discussion: 3-5 minutes
Level: Common denominator for all 4 disciplines (e.g. Biologists should prepare a presentation at a level understandable to Mathematicians and vice versa).
Participation is OBLIGATORY in all the abovementioned activities (e.g. lectures, mini-symposium, and safety seminar) as well as in the extracurricular activities (see below).
There will be a guided tour of the Weizmann Institute Campus, including Dr. Chaim Weizmann's laboratory, the First President's House, the Garden of Science, and more.
One Day Excursions:
The participants will be given the opportunity to go on a couple of one-day excursions to tour parts of Israel. The tours may vary from one cycle to another. Places and areas that were toured in the past (not necessarily all of them during one cycle of the program) include: Jerusalem, Caesarea, Acre, Haifa, Rosh-Hanikra, Masada, the Dead Sea, Kumran Caves, Ein Gedi, and more.