Technion Program for Excellence

Gefen Baranes / Technion Excellence Program

About myself: I was born in 1996 and grew up in moshav Kfar Bilu.

Ever since I was little I was interested in science and especially the universe and how everything works. I was drawn to physics on an early stage of my life and found myself searching for more knowledge in the development and subject of physics.

During my school years I participated in different programs in Weizmann Institute of Science, Bar-Ilan University and the Rehovet center for gifted children.

I joined the army and served as an officer in the IDF’s intelligence corps, working in computers data science and physics.

I enjoy tutoring physics and mathematics since I was in eighth grade, initiated a program to teach sciences in underprivileged communities during my service in the army, and in the past year have prepared and volunteered lectures on the subject.

Hobbies and other activities: traveling in Israel and abroad, dancing, reading books about science and scientists, cooking and baking, and playing with reversing words and sentences.

When did you start the program: Winter 2018.