This fall, the brightest sophomores at Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG) will participate in a new Science Institute, an in-house curriculum that will advance students’ scientific knowledge, science literacy, and research methodology skills.
For recent Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) graduate, Elie Bochner, the awards keep coming. After being designated as semi-finalists in the 2007-2008 Intel Science Talent Search, Elie and fellow classmate, Shai Chester, took first place in several categories at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest pre-college science competition. The YUHSB duo won ISEF’s grand awards for Best of Category and First Award (both for Team Projects), as well a special Sigma Xi first place award for their research centered on improving medical x-ray scans. The awards came along with cash prizes of five, three, and one thousand dollars, in addition to an Intel notebook computer.
Students, parents, alumni, faculty, and administration celebrated nearly 100 years of commitment to Jewish values and education at the Yeshiva University High Schools (YUHS) annual dinner of tribute at the Marriot Marquis in Times Square on Monday, June 23.
What do dragons, unicorns, and mermaids have to do with Torah? Rabbi Natan Slifkin, affectionately known as the “Zoo Rabbi,” addressed the subject in a lecture as part of Stern College for Women’s first Torah Umadda Week, February 4-6.
Yeshiva University is highlighting its strong science program with a special Science Week beginning Monday, Nov. 14.
Elissa Gelnick of the Bronx, a junior at Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (SWHSG), was awarded a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) and a free trip to Israel in May for winning first prize in this year’s Jerusalem Science Contest.
For centuries, Jewish communities lived in fear that many of their babies would thrive through infancy, only to become blind and demented as toddlers and die by age 5. That described the ordeal of Joseph Ekstein, a Hasidic rabbi in Brooklyn. Over three decades, he and his wife lost four children to Tay-Sachs Disease, and their experience was not unusual. Some families were just unlucky.
Almost a half century ago, C.P. Snow delivered his famous “Two Cultures” lecture lamenting the void between scientific and literary intellectuals. A similar case could have been made for scientists and theologians, two cultures that had been growing apart since at least the Renaissance.