Local Student Chosen For Prestigious Summer Science Program

August 6, 2013

Local student and budding scientist Justin Koritzinsky was one of only 19 American students chosen to attend the prestigious summer science program at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, one of the world’s foremost centers of scientific research and graduate study.

Justin, a college-bound Bethesda resident, graduated from Walt Whitman High School and applied for the ISSI program under the recommendation of Dr. Miriam Rafailovich, who he worked under while participating in The Garcia Center’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Stony Brook University.

ISSI, a four-week, intensive science exploration, affords students the opportunity to work in small groups with world-renowned scientists and graduate students, conducting actual, ongoing research. Participants select a subject area in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics or computer sciences. Senior Weizmann Institute scientists give supplemental lectures, and participants are invited to join departmental talks and visit the campus’s state-of-the-art science facilities.


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