Technion delegation visits Lawrence Tech
Friday, March 16th, 2012
Following stops at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, a professor and two graduate students from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology visited Lawrence Technological University on March 8 as part of a two-week tour of the United States.
Engineering Professor Zalman Palmor, Technion’s deputy executive vice president for academic affairs, accompanied Guy Bershadsky, who is studying electrical engineering and medicine, and Marina Toger, who is studying architecture with a specialization in sustainable design of peri-urban areas at the edge of cities.
They were hosted by College Professor Donald Reimer, and they met with Arts and Sciences Dean Hsiao-Ping Moore. The tour included the digital-fabrication makeLab and the urban-design studio[Ci] in the College of Architecture and Design. Associate Professor Janice Means took them to Lawrence Tech’s Affleck House in Bloomfield Hills, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Technion has student exchanges with several prestigious American universities. Recently New York City selected Technion and Cornell University to create a new center for technological education and innovation on Roosevelt Island.
Technion professors have also worked with Lawrence Tech’s Engineering Dean Nabil Grace and Associate Professor Donald Carpenter on sustainability issues.
Technion receives financial support from the American Technion Society (ATS), and every year the university sends delegations to the United States to aid those fund-raising efforts. The Detroit chapter of ATS has an office in Farmington Hills.
Also welcoming the visitors from Technion were Associate Provost Elin Jensen, Assistant Professor Yawen Li, Architectural Engineering Director Filza Walters of the College of Engineering, and Art and Design Chair Amy Deines, Assistant Professor James Stevens, and Assistant Professor Constance Bodurow of the College of Architecture and Design.