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Elie Bochner Wins Multiple Awards at the 2008 Intel International Science Fair

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.

High School Junior Elissa Gelnick Also Wins First Prize in Jerusalem Science Contest

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.

Science and the Ethics of Genetic Screening

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.

Forging Links Between Religion and Science

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.