Joint Initiative Offers Summer Research Internships in Israel

Yeshiva University students looking to conduct cutting-edge scientific research in high-level facilities will have a new opportunity this summer—in Israel.

Dr. Anatoly Frenkel

A joint initiative with Bar-Ilan University will place YU students in research internships with top BIU faculty, in laboratories including BIU’s Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials and the Gonda Brain Research Center. Participants will gain hands-on experience in emerging scientific fields and be mentored by renowned scientists in an interdisciplinary environment that reflects the religious values of both institutions.

“This new program is a big attraction not only for our current students but for high school students interested in the sciences,” said Dr. Anatoly Frenkel, professor of physics at Stern College for Women. “The most important components that the YU-BIU program adds to the existing science and research education of our students are the world-famous research base, mentorship and a strong peer group of Israeli students.”

Dr. Raji Viswanathan, associate dean of academic affairs at Yeshiva College, agreed. “This is a fantastic opportunity for our undergraduate students with a strong background in the sciences,” she said, adding: “It also opens the door for scientists at YU and BIU to pursue collaborative projects in the future.”

The program will begin on June 19, 2011 and students will be able to apply for a six, seven or eight-week research appointment. Apply here (Applications are due January 21, 2011). Students will be notified of acceptance by February 25.