Born in 2001, Sally studies software engineering. She studied computer science in high school and has always been interested in the field. She considered studying medicine, but then realized that she preferred to contribute to the field of healthcare from behind the scenes, by improving doctors' performance. During her studies, she participated in an entrepreneurship program called Biodesign for new entrepreneurs in the health-tech sector. In parallel to her BSc studies, Sally is also conducting research with Dr. Kira Radinsky for an MA in the faculty. Their research is about accelerating the production of medications using learning systems. Sally says that she hopes that with hard work and dedication, she will be able to make a significant change.
" I recommend joining the program. It is an excellent program that enables participants to meet other intelligent students, and it opens doors at the university and in the industry. It offers challenges and evokes curiosity by incorporating diverse types of enrichment "
Born in 1997, Eden studies computer science and mathematics. She says she chose to study these fields because she has always enjoyed solving puzzles and playing thinking games. She says that problem solving and questions related to computer science and mathematics are fun for her to grapple with. Eden grew up in Haifa. During high school, she was a counselor in a youth group for kids with and without special needs and in the Bnei Akiva youth movement, and she majored in physics and computers. After high school, she attended the Chavruta IDF preparatory school and then served in the IDF 8200 intelligence unit. Afterwards, she spent some time traveling and then started studying at the Technion. Eden enjoys traveling in Israel and abroad, and also embroiders, sews, and paints. She now works at Mobileye as an algorithm developer.
" The program gives you the opportunity to meet interesting people with similar interests to yours. It also teaches you more about research and entrepreneurship "
Born in 1996, Asaf studies computer science and mathematics in the three-year track. He says he enjoys the courses and the seminars at the Technion, and feels that they develop his thinking skills. He especially enjoys computer theory and its connection to mathematics, logic, and philosophy. Asaf did a year of national service as an instructor in the Shomer HaTzair youth movement, and served in the IDF 8200 intelligence unit. He enjoys cooking, running, and playing piano, and is fascinated by the connection between mathematics and other fields. He hopes to find a way to contribute to society through education and social services.
" Joining the program was a great way of meeting students and researchers, which opens lots of doors. The program also evokes curiosity and inspires its participants to conduct research "
Born in 1999, Eitan studies computer science and mathematics in the three-year program. He says he recommends a degree that combines multiple fields because it helps you understand what interests you and to learn about the fields in which your friends and faculty members are involved. Eitan was born in Haifa and loves the city and its relaxed atmosphere. He feels it offers the perfect combination of nature and urban life. He plays music (and recommends the jazz improvisation course at the Technion), enjoys hiking in Israel and abroad, and is interested in history and oriental philosophy (especially Buddhism).
" Don't hesitate to join the program! In addition to the scholarship you'll receive to help you focus on your studies, you'll meet some of the best students in the faculty, make connections, and enjoy fascinating and enriching lectures "
Born in 1998, Katherine studies computer science and mathematics in the three-year track. She says she chose to study computer science and mathematics because she wanted to learn about problem solving. The more she learns, the happier she is about choosing these fields, as mathematics is the basis for most areas of computer science, and knowledge in computer science provides important tools that are relevant for every field of research and technology. Katherine did not complete all the requirements for graduating high school and did not serve in the IDF, but this did not prevent her from pursuing her goal of finding a field for research (either in the academia or the industry). One of the goals she set for herself was to excel at her studies and join the Lapidim program, and she achieved that goal. Katherine says that before she began her academic studies, her achievements on paper were not very impressive, but she always sought out interesting and important challenges. Before beginning her studies at the Technion, she was a teacher and a physical trainer.
" The program gives you a very extensive support system, including personal support. There's no reason not to join if you're accepted "
Born in 2001, Shaza studies computer science in the four-year track. During high school, she enjoyed her mathematics and computer courses and decided to continue her academic studies in this field. She says that she is happy with her decision to study computer science at the Technion, and hopes to pursue advanced degrees in the academic world. Shaza is part of the ISEF scholarship program and volunteers for social projects as a teacher and mentor in mathematics and physics. She works in a student position as a software engineer at Intel.
" Don’t think twice about joining Lapidim. It's a fun, enriching program that gives you the opportunity to meet great people – it's definitely the right place to be "
Born in 2001, Lian studies computer science in the three-year track. She says she chose to study computer science because it is a field that has always interested her. She enjoys mathematics and computer science, and as a child, attended a science-themed day camp at the Technion four years in a row. At the day camp, she learned mathematics, robotics, and science. She plans to pursue an academic career in the field. Lian was born in Haifa and enjoys hiking.
" The program is an excellent opportunity to meet leaders in the field of research and entrepreneurship, and to learn from their experiences. It also helps you meet intelligent, talented peers "
Born in 1997, Shay studies computer science in the three-year track. He says he chose this field in order to learn more, and not for the grades (though this is a welcome benefit). Each course he attends makes him thrilled with his decision. He says that everything seems less threatening when you perceive learning as a means of exploring the depth and beauty of the world from the perspective of human awareness. He loves using his imagination and losing himself in his thoughts – whether in the realistic and practical context, or in the context of literature, philosophy, and internal speculation. He is hungry for knowledge and has always aspired to learn and grow. Shay has a student job as a software engineer at Intel.
" As a new student, I wasn't sure I would succeed at the Technion. But I decided I would and acted accordingly. The Lapidim program is both a means and an end. It is a difficult, intensive experience, but also one of the most satisfying, enriching, and motivating ones I have ever had "
Born in 1999, Amir studies computer science in the three-year track. He has always liked puzzles, algorithms, and numbers, and knew that he wanted to learn more about this field and use his skills to contribute to science and all of humanity. He likes dancing, climbing, reading, and playing computer games.
" Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go" (Albert Einstein). "
Born in 1998, Noy studies computer science in the three-year track. She says she chose computer science because she has always enjoyed finding effective technological solutions for problems. Today's greatest revolutions are in this field and impact the lives of us all. She studied at the Mekif 6 high school in Ashdod, and the joined the IDF intelligence corps where she served in the 9920 satellite unit for four years. During her service, she was trained to operate commercial satellites. Noy enjoys playing tennis and traveling in Israel and abroad.
" If you are interested in initiating and leading change, the program will expose you to people with relevant experience and diverse aspects of this field. It is an excellent opportunity to start acquiring the tools you will need for the future "
Born in 1999, Omer studies computer science in the three-year track. Omer works at Argus Cyber Security as a security architect, and says he chose computer science because he was familiar with only specific aspects of the field and wanted to learn more. He served in the IDF 8200 intelligence unit, and then began his studies at the Technion while continuing to work in the industry. He enjoys music and has been playing instruments for more than ten years.
" If you are interested in combining computer science with entrepreneurship, this program is the place for you!" "
Born in 1998, Opal studies computer science in the four-year track. She says that she had dreamt of studying at the Technion since she was a child, and thanks to her job in the IDF as a data analyst, she learned to love the field and decided to study computer science. She is very happy with her choice, and especially enjoys the courses that are based on logical thinking. Opal grew up in Nahariya and has three sisters. Her life has always revolved around music. She plays piano, sings, and dances ballet and hip-hop. In the army, she served as a data analyst in the Intelligence Corps – first as a soldier and then as a commander. She has always enjoyed learning, developing her skills, and juggling a busy schedule. She believes that more you do, the more good you do.
" I recommend joining the program, meeting people who inspire you, and exposing yourself to new worlds and opportunities. It helps you find your professional path, and is a unique opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship "
Born in 1998, Nitai studies computer science and mathematics. He says he has always loved mathematics, and found the connection with computer science a natural one because he realized that it was a practical application of mathematics. He wants to contribute his knowledge to the hi-tech industry. Nitay is originally from Petah Tikva. He enjoys drumming and bicycle riding. He studied at the yeshiva high school in Petah Tikva, and served as a commander in the IDF Haruv special operations unit.
" A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for" (Grace Hopper) "
Born in 1999, Shani studies computer science and specializes in bioinformatics. She says that the technological developments of the past few decades have completely revolutionized our lives. She hopes to use the tools she acquires as part of her studies to solve difficult problems in the fields of bioinformatics and molecular biology that were considered unsolvable in the past. Shani grew up in Zichron Yaacov, studies in the Mofet high school program for gifted students, and majored in three scientific subjects. She served in the IDF 8200 cyber unit, and then worked in hi-tech for a year. She loves to dance, travel, and meet new people.
" Surrounding yourself with strong people in a supportive environment is an important step towards success "
Born in 1996, Lior studies computer science and specializes in bioinformatics. She says she has always enjoyed studying and enriching her knowledge by constantly learning new things. She finds her studies interesting and challenging, and the atmosphere positive and fun. She would not want to be anywhere else! Lior was born in Israel, moved to North Carolina when she was a child, and lived there for eight years. When she returned to Israel, she attended the Rothberg high school in Ramat Hasharon and majored in software engineering and physics. She served in the IDF intelligence unit for four years as a cyber network analyst and a technological research project manager. After completing her service, she volunteered for three months as part of the Jewish Agency's Project TEN, as an educator and director of a local youth center. Lior worked at CyberMDX as a network analyst, where she also managed projects and worked with customers. Lior now works as a Customer Success Manager at CyberMDX
" The program is an excellent opportunity to meet great people, learn about new, interesting topics in the field of technology and hi-tech, and acquire important leadership and management skills "
Born in 1996, Jonathan studies in the general three-year track. He chose computer science because he has been interested in computers since he was a child. After gaining experience in the IDF and the industry, he decided to expand his theoretical knowledge in the field and started studying at the Technion. He says that his studies expose him to the rich world of mathematical theory, and pose challenges that help him learn and grow. Jonathan is originally from Haifa and studied at the Ironi A high school. After high school, he attended the Gal IDF preparatory program in Acre, a program that develops leadership skills, social awareness, and active social involvement in youth from the periphery. He served in the IDF for four years in a technological position in the 8200 intelligence unit, and then worked as a developer at a startup company. He enjoys programming, sports, reading, playing chess, and spending time with friends. He has five years of MMA training.
" The program gave me the opportunity to spend time with talented people with advanced technological and entrepreneurial skills, and to meet entrepreneurs and leading figures from the hi-tech industry. The program creates an environment that develops and enhances these skills "
Born in 1996, Ariel studies computer science in the three-year track. He chose computer science because it was something he did before his academic studies. He was a software developer in the IDF for five years and in a hi-tech company for two years. He says that computers are fundamental for every type of scientific research and civilian development in the 21st century. Ariel is originally from Ramat Gan, attended the Ohel Shem high school in the program for gifted students, served in the IDF for almost five years in R&D positions, and commanded the Gama course for six months. After completing his army service, he worked at Palo Alto Networks for two years.
" I've only just begun, and I've already discovered opportunities for me to combine my academic studies with medical developments "
Born in 2003, Guy studies software engineering in the Psagot academic reserves program. During his studies, he will complete a BSc in software engineering and an MA without a thesis. After he graduates, he will serve in the IDF in a key, designated role. Guy says that his studies are challenging from the mental and computational perspective, but that difficulties are insignificant when you are doing what you love. Guy lives in Petah Tikva and studied software engineering in high school, which led him to the Psagot program. He was active in the Shelach (society and nature organization) leadership program as a member, instructor, and director. As part of the program, he hiked, trained, and shared his knowledge with younger members. In his free time, he enjoys playing the guitar and the piano, playing basketball, and exercising
" The program has high expectations, so I recommend it for people who believe in excellence and choose this field because they love it and want to learn more about it. For a person like that, this program is an excellent framework for achieving goals and expanding horizons in an accessible and in-depth way "
Born in 2002, Yazan studies in the general four-year track. He has been interested in computers and mathematics since high school, and chose to study computer science because he loves solving problems. He describes this field as a broad one with unlimited opportunities, especially now that computers are part of every field and every profession. Yazan lives in Nazareth and studied at his local high school in a class for gifted students. He participated in social initiatives such as PeaceCamp in Austria and MUN. He enjoys sports, playing soccer, computer games, and traveling abroad.
" The program helped me learn more about the hi-tech industry and entrepreneurship, and gave me the knowledge and tools I needed to join the industry in the best way possible "
Born in 2003, studies software engineering in the Psagot academic reserves program. Omer says that the program gave him knowledge and taught him material that is important for anyone interested in expanding their horizons in these fields. Omer is originally from Givat Shmuel, and he studied at the local Bnei Akiva yeshiva high school. He has two older sisters, and enjoys reading and learning new things.
" It is my belief that you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you understand the small ones" (Winston Churchill). "
Born in 2002, studies computer science in the four-year track. Amir chose computer science because he spends lots of time in front of the computer and has been interested in programming and gaming from a young age. He says that computer science is a fascinating field that can be combined with other equally interesting professions. Amir enjoys reading, listening to music, and playing soccer in his spare time.
" I think that any student who wants to succeed in this field in the future and is given the opportunity to join the program, should do so without hesitation. The program provides many valuable tools that will serve you in the hi-tech industry in the future, by exposing you to the field (which is one of the most important things) and giving you the opportunity to meet successful people who can inspire you. All the students in the program enjoy a productive and challenging learning environment that brings out the best in them "
Born in 1998, studies computer science in the three-year BSc track. Adi chose computer science because she feels it enables her to use her analytic thinking skills as well as creative problem-solving strategies. She says that constant challenge is the key to the growth and self-development that is necessary to pursue a career in a rapidly changing technological world. Adi lives in Haifa, attended the Reali high school, and majored in medical biology and chemistry. She served as an HR officer in the IDF Medical Corps, and enjoys dancing and traveling.
" The program offers a unique opportunity for educating and empowering interactions with the world of entrepreneurship, and for meeting and forming ties with talented people in order to acquire practical skills for becoming entrepreneurs and for transforming ideas into reality "
Born in 1998, studies computer science and physics in the four-year track. He chose to study computer science because of the versatility of the field. He says that he believes that combining the skills taught in the computer science and physics departments can produce excellent results. He was born and raised in Kiryat Motzkin, and served as a commander in the IDF intelligence corps, where he learned a lot about managing professional teams. He says that each time he comes to the Technion, he is impressed by the social atmosphere and the wide range of sports activities offered, and recommends that everyone take advantage of what the Technion has to offer.
" Teamwork is always empowering, and Lapidim gives you the opportunity to become part of a strong group to which you can contribute and get so much in return "
Tom was born in 1997 and is in the three-year computer science program. He chose to study computer science because he enjoys dealing with unique challenges using technological tools and thinking outside of the box. He loves to read, play volleyball, engage in extreme sports and travel in Israel and abroad.
" An investment in knowledge pays the best interest – Benjamin Franklin "
Koren was born in 1996 and is in the three-year computer science program in the learning and information analysis track. He chose to study computer science because he is very enthusiastic about the technological world, especially about data science and its applications. He is interested in acquiring knowledge and tools at the highest level, which he hopes to use to create advanced technology-based products and implement his ideas. In high school he took advanced courses in physics and computer science. After finishing high school, he volunteered for one year at the “Kedma” youth village and mentored a group of youths from various backgrounds. In his army service, he served in an intelligence unit in a technology position, which increased his interest in technology and innovation. After his discharge, he began studying on his own about the world of entrepreneurship and worked in a start-up company called Bright Data in order to get to know the industry from close up. He loves to travel, to roam the world and get acquainted with new cultures.
" The program is an opportunity to open up to the world of entrepreneurship in parallel to getting an academic degree and to be part of a group whose members have similar objectives. "
Adi was born in 1995 and is in the computer science and mathematics program. She chose to take this program because she loves the combination between mathematical theory and the practicality of computer science in order to solve difficult problems. Adi grew up in Lapid, a small community, and went to ALEH high school. She loves, more or less, anything that includes sports and nature – especially diving, longs treks and bicycle riding. Today she works for a company as part of an algorithm and image processing team.
" To leave your imprint on the world it’s not enough to have strong analytical abilities and innovative ideas – you also need to know how to operationalize them, Lapidim gives anyone interested in this the tools to succeed in industry and in the world of entrepreneurship "
Nitai was born in 1998 and is in the three-year computer science program. He chose to study computer science because all his life he loved mathematics and solving all kinds of riddles. Computer science is exactly the subject in which you learn how to solve logic problem using algorithms, and, essentially for him, it is easy to learn how to solve riddles. Nitai grew up in Zichron Yaakov, went to “The Moshava” high school where he took advanced courses in physics and computer science. In his army service he served as a tank commander in a tank battalion. He loves to walk through nature, do CrossFit, and martial arts and always wants to learn new things.
" Lapidim is a program that challenges students in the area of entrepreneurship and projects, beyond what is needed to get a degree. Whoever likes challenges, this is the place for them. "
Lior was born in 1996 and is in the computer science and mathematics program. He chose to study computer science and mathematics because the field of computers has interested him very much since he was in high school. He chose to combine computer science studies with mathematics because he believes that these are areas that have synergy and enable one to have a broad view of very interesting areas in computers such as algorithms, complex problem solving and more. Lior lives in Haifa and went to Reali high school where he took advanced courses in computer science, physics and Arabic. In his military service, he served as an officer in Unit 8200. He loves to travel and play basketball.
" The field of entrepreneurship interests me very much and appeals to me. In addition, the program gives you opportunities to meet talented and interesting people who are involved in the same areas as you. "
Yuval was born in 1996 and is in the computer engineering program. He chose computer engineering because the program combines courses in computer science and electrical engineering, which allows him to study a broad range of topics and become adept in subjects that interest him. Yuval was born in Netanya and went to “ORT Gutman” high school. He has a twin brother and two younger sisters. He served in Unit 8200 in the cyber unit for five years. His hobbies are to play saxophone, run and wall climb.
" The program enables you to get exposed to the world of entrepreneurship and industry even as you’re just studying and then develop tools and skills beyond the academic knowledge acquired through courses. "
Yoav was born in 2002 and is in the software engineering program. He chose to study software engineering because already at an early age, the world of technology interested him very much – revolutionary inventions and a world whose latent opportunities captivated him then and still now. The field of computer science gives you the tools to initiate, create and make changes in this world, and influence tomorrow. It allows you to study areas such as artificial intelligence, algorithms, robotics, and logic in depth and through them to invent new technologies and implement them. Yoav was born and raised in Tel Aviv, the middle child between an older sister and a younger sister. He went to Telma Yalin high school and was in the jazz, bass guitar and electric guitar track. He began his military service in pilot school and during the checking stage, he signed a waiver in order to join the Psagot program, where he is today. He loves to play music, and sports, to run, swim and play basketball. In his free time, he enjoys reading books. He likes to travel and stretch himself to the limits of his abilities.
" If you want to lead, initiate, and create projects and ideas in the field of computer science – this is the place for you to study! The program exposes you to entrepreneurs from industry and enables you to learn from their past experience. It creates an important contact network for you for now and for the future, and encourages future technological breakthroughs. The Lapidim program combines excellent learning and entrepreneurial thinking, and thus enables you to enrich your studies in the Faculty and gain added value. "
Gali was born in 1997 and is in the computer engineering program. She chose to study computer engineering because she finds the hardware field very interesting and wants to know and understand computers and how they work in-depth and at their most basic level. She is also interested in the combination of computer science and other areas and the huge impact and possible contributions such synergy may have. Today, she works at Intel, a student employee working on formal verification in the Thunderbolt group. In addition, she is part of the Faculty’s student committee. She grew up on the Bnei Dror moshav, went to “Dror” high school in the systems design and programming track and took advanced courses in computer science and physics. In parallel, Gali was a counselor in the Bnei Moshavim youth movement. She trained for a decade in the Olympic sport of target shooting with a pistol and was part of the Israeli team. She was the Israeli young adult champion a number of times while still a cadet. She participated in competitions in Israel and around the world. During her military service, she was drafted as an outstanding sportswoman and after that served as a SAP implementer in the navy’s computerization unit. During her service in the standing army, she began taking courses through the Open University and from there transferred to the Technion. She loves to swim, dive, travel and trek, learn new languages and photography.
" The program allows you to get exposed to the world of entrepreneurship and leadership in high tech and to create important connections for the future, while being in an environment that aspires to excellence and encourages you. "
Barak was born in 1997 and is in the three-year computer science program. He chose to study computer science because he has always seen himself as a problem solver, was always interested in riddles and knew that what he studied would be a milestone on his track to becoming an entrepreneur. Beyond his academic life, Barak also enjoys the social life on Technion campus in general and specifically, in the Faculty – it has surprised him, positively speaking. Barak came to the Technion by first going to the Open University, where he took courses while in the army. Barak left school in grade 10 in order to chase other objectives. He served as an intelligence officer and was discharged after five years of service. He loves rock climbing, sightseeing in Israel and abroad, competitive programming, and playing chess and games in general.
" I recommend being exposed to industry in parallel to studying in order to create a more complete and richer learning experience. It is best to do this as fast as possible, whether through work or through a project, and the Lapidim program provides the best environment for networking and nurturing the management and entrepreneurial leadership skills, which is difficult to get elsewhere. "
Eitan was born in 2002 and is in the Psagot software engineering program. He chose to study computer science because he was exposed to the field in high school and it interested and he wanted to continue studying it. Also, according to Eitan, computer science is a very challenging field that is continually developing and demands creative thinking outside of the box. Eitan was born in Switzerland and when he was seven-years-old, his parents came on Aliyah and settled in Raanana. He studied technology sciences in the physics and computer science track in Kfar Batya. His final school project dealt with image processing and machine learning, which he carried out at the Weizmann Institute.
" The Lapidim program is a unique opportunity to be exposed to the practical side of computer science and acquire tools from the world of entrepreneurship and leadership. "
Or was born in 1998 and is in the three-year computer science program. He chose to study computer science after being exposed to the world of technological development in the army and in industry. As he puts it, he understood that to advance, to deal with and lead areas in which he is interested, he has to have the knowledge and tools that are gained in formal university studies. Thus far, his learning experience has been challenging but very enjoyable. At the age of 7, Oren moved with his family to the U.S.; they returned to Israel when he was 13 and about a year later, the family decided to go back to the U.S. Oren finished high school in the U.S. and decided to join the Israeli military as part of the Tzofim Garin Tzabar (IDF’s lone soldier program). He served in the army in Unit 8200 as a lone soldier and after his discharge worked for about a half a year in a high-tech company as a data scientist, prior to beginning his university studies.
" The program is full of opportunities to develop in different directions. It is a place where you’re given a lot of support to help you realize your vision/aspirations and objectives in personal and professional terms. "
Born in 1995, Ohad is enrolled in the computer science and mathematics course. He is enjoying his studies immensely. He came to his studies without any background in computer sciences but knew that the field interested him. He is combining computer science with math because math also interests him a lot and he feels that the combination is right and also enriches him. Ohad was raised in Kfar Vradim. He went to high school in Haifa and completed 10 units of music. He plays the drums and piano. He was drafted into the air force and after about a year and a half was dropped from the course and went to the Golani Brigade. There he commanded a platoon and afterward a team of cadets. Today he lives in Haifa and studies at the Technion. He loves music and sports.
Born in 1995, Ori is enrolled in the computer engineering track. He chose to study computer science because he loves to delve into solving problems using computers. Using the correct code and programming, we can solve problems or calculate complex formula in a couple of seconds compared to other people who may take days and nights to solve them. According to Ori, the great effort that one must invest in one’s studies is not a cliché and as an example, he presents himself. He did not finish high school and especially did not take computer science or physics at the level needed to get into the Technion. And despite this, after his army service, he began the Technion’s preparatory course, finished it as an outstanding student and continued to computer science studies at the Technion. In terms of hobbies, he loves to swim, read books and learn new things.
" This place is meant for those who are not willing to give up on themselves. Those who will also fight after failures and obstacles are those who will always walk with their head held high and continue on. If entrepreneurship, leadership and looking forward describes you, this is your place. "
Born in 1997, Roni is enrolled in the computer science and mathematics course. Already in high school, Roni loved computer science and math, with computer science her favorite. It was clear to her that she would take a combination of the two when she went to university. Roni was born and grew up in Herzliya and went to Rishonim High School. She completed the chemistry, physics and computer science track. She participated in the math programs for gifted youth at Bar-Ilan University and finished her mathematics matriculation exams in grade 10. She had a very meaningful year as a cadet in the “Ami Chai” pre-army preparatory program in Kibbutz Cramim, a social-Zionist leadership preparatory program. In the army, she served as an electro-optical technician, in the technology unit of Military Intelligence
Born in 1994, Nesi is enrolled in the three-year computer science degree program. He chose to study computer science because he has always been interested in the field of computer science, complex problem-solving using algorithms, and pieces of code looked like magic to him. Studies at the Technion, and especially the math courses in first year, were hard but challenging and very satisfying. Nesi was born and grew up in Migdal. He went to the ORT High School in Ma’ala in Tiberias. After finishing his studies and before starting his army service, he worked for his family in agriculture for about a half a year. In 2013, he was drafted to pilot school but dropped out after about a year and continued to an air traffic controller course. After finishing the course, he was assigned to a unit in the north, where he served as an air traffic controller for five years. He was discharged from the army with the rank of captain, and shortly afterward married.
Born in 2000, Maroun is enrolled in the three-year computer science degree program. He really enjoys his studies in the Faculty and the material he is studying is fascinating. Moreover, he enjoys the parties in the Technion and the Faculty activities. Maroun was born in Haifa and went to the Italian School. He plays the violin and the viola, loves to play soccer and travel abroad. Already in high school, he was drawn to the field of computers and knew he was going to study computer science in university. After finishing high school and before coming to the Technion, he worked at a startup and his passion for the field of computer science, on the one hand, and for the field of entrepreneurship and management, on the other hand, only grew. Accordingly, he decided to apply to the Lapidim program that combines both fields.
" I warmly recommend joining the program. As a student in the program, you can learn, experience and understand many, many things that aren’t bounded by the syllabus leading to a degree, and obviously, knowledge is power. "
Born in 1997, Dor is enrolled in the computer science and physics track. He chose to study computer science because ever since he was young, he was drawn to riddles and thinking games and because of this, learned on his own during high school how to program. When he understood how significant a field computer science is for our lives, he decided to study the field and make it his career. In addition, he also decided to combine physics studies with it because he enjoys the special relationship between physics and computer science—where physics describes the real world and computer science creates a new reality. Dor grew up in Zichron Ya’akov, went to the Mevo’ot Irron High School and studied in the physics and Arabic tracks. In the army Dor served as a soldier and chief (commander of mechanics) on the naval patrol boats based in Haifa Bay. His hobbies are solving riddles, playing computer games and Brazilian jujitsu.
" I believe that the Lapidim project provides tools that are essential today, if we want to realize fully the potential inherent in every one of us. "
Born in 2001, Or is enrolled in the advanced software engineering track. He chose to study computer science because, today, computers are a scientific field with the greatest impact on humanity and are central to our lives. It is also a field that he already knew very well before starting his studies, having locked onto to it in high school and the “Magshimim” program. Or especially likes the area of algorithms and databases, and in general likes any topic in computer science that is closely related to mathematics. Or is an army reserve student in the Psagot program. He originally lived in Jerusalem, went to the Lida High School and is the oldest of four boys. He plays basketball and swims for fun, runs as a sport, and tries to read as many books as he can between semesters. He loves to spend time with friends, hike in Israel and travel abroad.
" If you’re an entrepreneur through-and-through and you have creative ideas in technological areas that you’re interested in realizing in the future, this is the place where you’ll get the tools that will help you create, initiate, lead projects and choose entrepreneurship as a way of life. In the program, we get special training in entrepreneurship and leadership skills and even learn from the rich experiences of active entrepreneurs. In addition, through the program you get to meet outstanding people, individuals with strong entrepreneurial instincts, with whom you can stay in contact even after you finish your studies—and embark on joint projects, or consult with them on professional matters. In short, I highly recommend you join! "
Born in 2000, Ahmed is enrolled in the four-year computer science degree program. He chose to study computer science because computer scientists improve the world. He lives in Musmus and went the El-Ahalyya-Atid High School. Today, he works as a social mentor in the Technion’s Equal Opportunities Project and among his hobbies, he counts computer games, football/soccer and running.
" Lapidim is an enriching program, which gives its students opportunities to be exposed to the profession in the broadest and deepest sense. In addition, the program will help you integrate into the world of high tech that much faster. I warmly recommend joining the program. "