“I grew up hearing about the Technion,” said Eitan Lukin, a junior electrical engineering student at the university. “It’s very prestigious around the world.”
Lukin, Neta Sagi, a second-year medical student, and Yehuda Leviatan, an electrical engineering professor, spent more than a week last week touring the Northeast United States in a trip that finished in Baltimore, with a stop at the Pikesville office of the American Technion Society, a major supporter of the school.
The event featured wine and sushi and allowed supporters the chance to mingle with the professor and students.
“There is great support” for the Technion from around the world, said Leviatan. This was his second trip to the U.S. through ATS. A large part of the institution’s good reputation, he noted, stems from the country of Israel’s reputation as a leader in technological fields. In addition to producing four Nobel Prize winners, the school also asserts that two-thirds of Israeli companies listed on NASDAQ either were founded by Technion graduates or have a Technion grad at the helm.
“The Israelis are known as hard workers,” Leviatan said. “They are innovators.”