Great flock to “the night of scientists” at Tel Aviv University
In a precedent of its kind for the country's universities in the science fairs
series, last Thursday the University of Tel Aviv organized a European night of
scientists that included stations, shows and lectures in the Arabic language,
with the participation of thousands of visitors from the Arab community who
flocked from the far north to the south of the country.
This exhibition came to include a demonstration of experiments in exact
sciences and robotics, which was the responsibility of the Association of
Pioneers of Science and Technology, where they gave presentations and
supervised stations of many scientific topics that have been welcomed by
adults and young visitors, especially for the emergence of the Arabic language
and providing adequate explanation for them and their children, which
increased the effectiveness of the evening and generalized interest to visitors.
In a comment from Professor Anas Abu Nimer, Vice-President of the
Association: “The highlight of this event is the promotion of the Arabic
language, which led to the delivery of our message as an association in raising
the scientific level and interest in science topics in our Arab society”.
This event included several scientific lectures by lecturers from the University
of Tel Aviv, the most prominent of which was a lecture by doctoral student
Mahmoud Dabbah entitled: "A healthy body and a healthy cellular
environment: the largest enemies of cancer".
This lecture was marked by a large turnout, and the lecture was well-liked by
the audience. In a comment from Dr. Yusef Mashharawi (Chairman of the
Steering Committee for Arab Support at Tel Aviv University): "My hearts were
greatly gratified by the Arab audience, who showed interest in such activities
and the arrival of many schools from the far north, leaving other universities
and their preference for Tel Aviv University on this day."
Professor Shadi Athamneh, the marketing Manager at Tel Aviv University said:
“The exhibition comes to create a new and scientific atmosphere that Tel Aviv
University, usually reveals to the wide audience in the country. This is the
second year in a row that we are interested in promoting the Arabic language,
especially the presence of a very large percentage of visitors from the Arab
community”. Professor Athamneh affirmed that Tel Aviv University allocates
large budgets to develop and support academic education in Arab society.