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As part of National Science Day held in Israel on March 26, Teva established a temporary Havayeda Teva science center at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square. In addition, the visitor center at Teva’s Ramat Hovev site in Israel’s Negev desert opened to the public. Also helping to mark National Science Day, scientists, among them Teva researchers, held lectures in pubs and other locations around the country for younger audiences.
Crowds of visitors came to celebrate Israel’s National Science Day at the Havayeda Teva center at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square, including Yaakov Peri, Israel’s Minister of Science, Technology, and Space.Children and adults alike enjoyed assembling model airplanes in a weight balancing exercise, playing a jumping frog game using magnetic rods and many more activities. Havayeda Teva guides - students from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev - manned the center from morning to night and ran the activities. During his visit, Minister Peri had no difficulty in performing various fun tasks and understanding the scientific principles behind them.
Havayeda Teva are interactive science centers established in partnership with the Perach tutoring and mentoring organization. With the assistance of Teva, the centers provide public exposure for science. They also contribute to the nurturing of future generations of Israeli scientists and help to promote excellence in science in Israel.The Havayeda Teva centers enable the public to experience everyday scientific phenomena involving air, electricity, water, movement, chemistry and physics. This is done through touching, operating and playing with exhibits, as well as other creative activities that encourage visitors to explore scientific phenomena.Teva and Perach operate nine permanent Havayeda Teva centers across Israel, primarily located in the periphery. The centers attract over 120,000 science enthusiasts each year.
Also within the framework of Israel’s National Science Day, the “Science on the Bar” lecture series offered lectures by Israel’s finest young scientists on innovation in science. The lectures were held in pubs and other locations around the country and featured the following Teva scientists and topics:Personalized MedicineDr. Iris Grossman, Teva’s Head of Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenomics in Global R&D, gave a presentation on personalized medicine at the “Junta” bar in Haifa. Dr. Grossman was recently selected as one of Israel’s Top 40 under 40 by Globes Magazine. Read more >>Copaxone DevelopmentDr. Liat Hayardeny, Teva’s Global Scientific Director who also has responsibility for Teva’s relationship with institutions of higher education, gave a lecture at the Amal Hadera Entrepreneurship Center. Her presentation focused on drug development, including the development of Copaxone for Multiple Sclerosis.Drug DevelopmentDr. Joel Kaye, project manager at Teva’s Pharmacology unit, lectured on drug development at the Alon School in Haifa.