06.10.2011 08.Tischrei. 5772
Peres doesn’t want to wait for students to graduate from high school. He wants to get them into the system at as early an age as possible.
Concerned by the lack of interest in science and engineering on the part of Israeli university students, President Shimon Peres, a couple of years back, came up with the initiative of creating a national project that would encourage gifted and outstanding students to opt for technological and scientific studies.
The president’s concern was rooted in the fact that Israel’s major achievements in agriculture, industry, medical equipment, defense and other spheres are all based on scientific and technological innovation that has proved to be Israel’s greatest asset….