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GEEK CHIC

The W-League held its official launch and the “nerdiest” party of the year at Andrew Richard Designs for - GEEK CHIC on September 27, 2012.  Young professionals celebrated the countless achievements of the Weizmann Institute of Science.  Guests enjoyed dancing, entertainment, cocktails and tasters, all with a science twist – for example,  the great food was served by men in long white coats resembling hospital staff.

The W League is a committee of young professionals focused on raising awareness about The Weizmann Institute of Science. Its name pays homage to the original Weizmann League, formed in the 1960s, whose original members still thrive as supporters. 


The W League has three goals:

1. Inform:  Spread the word about the scientific work that Weizmann is doing, their achievements and how they are helping to solve our planet’s biggest challenges.

2. Involve: Create innovative opportunities, programs, events and fundraisers that spread the word and involve current and potential members in the pursuit of Science for our benefit.

3. Ignite:  the natural excitement that occurs in all of us when we learn about what is possible through science and how Weizmann’s cutting edge scientific discoveries are helping to ensure a better future.

The W-League is committed to achieving these goals through a carefully curated series of social and networking events and programs such as this one.

The W-League Committee Members are : Alexandra Woolf, Benjamin Goldstein, Dani Seligman, David Goldstein, Joanna Miller, Judith Benattar, Omri Stern, Jennifer Ralston, Sherri Klein, Lara Brady, Adam Zendel, Bryan Madorsky

And the W-League Co-Chairs are : Corbin Seligman, Neal Dlin,  and Dustin Koffler.

“The Weizmann Institute

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world’s top-ranking multidisciplinary institutions. Noted for its wide-ranging exploration of the natural and exact sciences, the Institute is home to 2,600 scientists, students, technicians and support staff working on over 1,200 research projects.

Research efforts include the search for new ways of fighting disease and hunger, examining leading questions in mathematics and computer science, probing the physics of matter and the universe, creating novel materials and developing new strategies for protecting the environment.

Where curiosity, creativity and serendipity flourish!

The worldwide support of Weizmann has led to years of incredible discoveries such as:

-Amniocentesis, using the amniotic fluid for prenatal diagnosis
-Copaxone® and Rebif®, two FDA-approved multiple sclerosis drugs
The use of MRI as a non-invasive means of detecting malignant tumors without biopsies
-Engineering rice that takes less water to grow and strains of wheat and barley resistant to disease , eliminating the need for damaging pesticides
-Growing a fully functioning kidney out of stem cells (and now moving onto other organs)
-The development of one of the world’s most advanced solar research facilities, enabling scientists to find new ways to use the sun’s energy
-And many other life-altering discoveries”
Visit the Weizmann Institute online at http://www.weizmann.ac.il/
Visit Weizmann Canada online at http://www.weizmann.ca

© Photographs by G.C. Eyre, Article by C. Smith All Rights Reserved

Category: Charity Events
Start Date: 2012-09-27
End Date: 2012-09-27
Venue: Andrew Richard Designs

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