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Israeli technical institute representative visits Rochester

A representative of the Israeli technical institute partnering with Cornell University on a graduate school in New York City for high-tech studies will make a presentation in Rochester Nov. 15.

Tova Kantrowitz, American Technion Society senior advisor for strategic partnerships and special initiatives, will make her presentation at 7 p.m. that day at Irondequoit Country Club, 4045 East Ave.

The Technion, in Haifa, Israel, is described as Israel’s premier engineering and applied science institution, having played a major role in the technological and economic development of the state of Israel.  The institution partnered with Cornell University on Cornell Tech, a 12-acre campus on Roosevelt Island on New York’s East River. The campus opened this fall, but the college had been in housed in space at Google in Manhattan for four years previously.

Kantrowitz’ presentation will outline Technion’s history and its contemporary work in nanotechnology, life sciences and engineering, defensive technology and other topics.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required by Friday, Nov. 10. Questions can be directed by email to caitlin@ats.org.

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