• Korach: The Sci-Tech Ecosystem


    In the parsha, it is apparent that Korach and his followers had a need that was not being met and that is why they separated themselves from the community. Not everyone needs a role that makes them stand out apart from the community, but everyone needs to know that wherever they fit into our ecosystem is important and invaluable.


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  • Korach: Coming from a Place of Compassion and Love


    Over the course of working with this supervisor I learned how to be a more compassionate mentor and person, and even though it was difficult it taught me a lot about myself and what I am able to overcome. I learned that no matter what any individual is going through, the greatest gift we have is being able to be there for each other.


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  • 7 Decades of Innovation in Israel: Science and Technology Partnerships

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    On my most recent visit to Israel – in preparation for this summer’s URJ Sci-Tech Israel program – I noticed the presence of U.S. companies. Throughout Israel’s “Silicon Wadi,” the counterpart to our Silicon Valley, are research and development facilities for Google, Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and others, intermixed with a vast array of Israeli start-ups, including Mobile-Eye, Orcam, StoreDot, and others. The foundations for many of these research collaborations were establish during Israel’s third decade.


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  • Yom Hashoah: Remembering Nicholas Winton


    In honor of Yom Hashoah, we wanted to share this powerful video created by Sci-Tech Camper Jonathan Tamen. Jonathan's video tells the story of Nicholas Winton, a British humanitarian who saved 699 children from Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust. We are so inspired by and proud of Jonathan's beautiful and moving work.


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  • Passover Seder Materials


    Campify your seder table!


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  • Summer Camp and Medical School: Overlapping Skills


    It’s another morning, and I’m up before the sun rises. I gently wake up each of the folks I’m taking care of, checking in on them. How are they feeling? How did they sleep? I meet with my co-workers to go over our plan for the day – whom we might need to spend some extra time with, who had a rough day yesterday and needs support, who requires a special meal and who might need some time alone.


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  • 7 Decades of Innovation in Israel: Computers and Software Technologies

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    Today, Israel is known worldwide as a leader in science and the hi-tech industry. During its second decade (1958-1968), the still-young nation laid the groundwork that eventually would enable its advanced institutions and hi-tech companies to flourish, creating a global center for innovation.


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  • What Science Means to Me

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    Sci-Tech Camper, Samantha writes a poem about what science is to her. "Science is​ ​camp. Science​ ​is​ ​the​ ​sound​ ​of​ ​summer"


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  • Why everyday should be “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day”

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    By encouraging girls of all ages to become engineers and designers we as a camp community help them discover the power they have to make a difference. Combine this with female counselors and instructors who already show a dedication to STEM and you have a recipe for inspiration.


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  • Pi Day 2018: Celebrating Every Slice of Camp


    Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (Pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day /date format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. In celebration of the month leading up to Pi Day, take a look at the many slices that make up the Sci-Tech Pi(e).


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