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A Vision for the Future of Science Education

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In her final posts, Angie Hu, the University of Calgary student who spent the summer at the Weizmann Institute of Science. talks about the Davidson Institute of Science Education and reflects on her final weeks at the Institute.

The Davidson Institute, the education arm of the Weizmann Institute, strives to connect people from all realms of society to science through dozens of programs for students, teachers, parents, and the general public. On my tour, I had the opportunity to learn about these programs as well as witness a few in action! Enrichment programs offer students the opportunity to explore and experience cutting-edge science through both activities integrated into the school curriculum and those hosted in Weizmann Institute laboratories guided by the Institute’s scientists and graduate students. Teachers are supported by a professional community through training and educational tools to enhance science education. The Davidson Institute also operate community outreach initiatives, such as a traveling science lab, that serve geographically remote and economically disadvantaged communities. A gem of the Davidson Institute is the Clore Garden of Science – the world’s first open-air science museum that offers visitors of all ages a hands-on learning experience through fun and interactive displays and exhibitions. Surrounded by the enthusiasm and energy of children, students, parents, and Davidson Institute staff, I witnessed first-hand the innovative and successful ways in which the Davidson Institute inspires curiosity and excitement around science.

During these past 8 weeks as a visiting student, I had the opportunity to witness and explore what makes the Weizmann Institute such an exceptional research institution: dedication to curiosity-driven discovery, excellent collaboration across the disciplines, access to advanced core facilities, and amazing programs that support women in science. In the Merbl Laboratory, in addition to the valuable research concepts and techniques I learned, I have been greatly inspired by a passionate and dedicated group of scientists who have been wonderful mentors and role models for me. These experiences have deepening my love and curiosity toward science and have provided me with guidance on the direction of my future career path. I would like to thank the University of Calgary for their support and to the Weizmann Canada for following me on this incredible journey.
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