Schwartz-Reisman competition

The Schwartz-Reisman competition is held annually since 2013: Projects, submitted by the students, summarize a year-long effort in the Schwartz-Reisman unique "Computational Science" Program.

In 2017, the Schwartz Reisman Computational Sciences competition took place on December 25th. Prof. Daniel Zajfman, the president of the Weizmann institute, who headed the judging panel, said to one of the winners:

"Noa's project was the best project ever presented by a student in this competition. I want Noa to join the Weizmann Institute". We are very proud of our students’ projects in the Computational Science course, which is aimed at the best students in Israel.

Schwartz-Reisman Competition abstracts 

The competition procedure:

Computational Science teachers choose up to three projects from each grade – 10th, 11th and 12th. Students are invited to submit abstracts (click on the link above) in English.

About two weeks prior to the competition, the projects are delivered to the referees-panel.

These works are submitted by groups of up to three students. Graduates that are unable to attend,may present their project via a video clip. The scope of the work should reflect the number of students who participated in creating it. About a week prior to the competition the students attend a public speaking and proper presentation workshop.

During the final event, representatives present their projects (up to 7 minutes) to the referees-panel and the audience. In each grade, all three projects are awarded prizes: first prize, second prize and third prize.

Scoring criteria:

• Innovation and creativity.
• Content: scientific accuracy.
• Clarity of the written presentation: clear, well understood and esthetic form of the written project.
• Quality of the oral presentation

Scoring isgiven in two stages:

First stage: scoring of the written work prior to the competition. Scoresare given for the first two criteria.

Second stage: assessing the oral presentation during the finals – including questions by the referees. After the presentations the panel convenes to discuss the scores and decide on the winners.

The audience in the finals:

Schwartz-Reisman staff- teachers and supporting team, family members of the contestants, students, representatives of the ministry of education and Tel-Aviv Yaffo municipality, representatives of the Tel-Aviv foundation, the donors and their representatives.

2017 Competition Judges:

Prof. Daniel Zajfman, Physics Researcher, President of the Weizmann Institute of Science and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Schwartz-Reisman Center.

Prof. EdvardasNarevicius (replacing Prof. Nataly Balaban), Researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Prof. Gabi Sarusy, Physics Researcher, Ben Gurion Univesity, Beer-Sheeva