Message from the President

Terry Gardner

Hello. We’d like to welcome you to American Technion Society (ATS) Houston. We are a diverse group of Houstonians with a variety of backgrounds and interests. What brings us together is our passion for Israel and support for the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Dating to before Israel’s founding, the Technion supplied the nation with its earliest engineers and scientists.

Terry Gardner

More recently, its graduates and research span a broad range including computer science and artificial intelligence, aerospace engineering, medicine, and entrepreneurship. Technion is recognized as the primary education source for Israel’s rise as the “Start-Up Nation.”

We are proud to be associated with Technion’s contribution. We relish opportunities to meet some of the Technion’s brilliant faculty, students, and alumni at intimate luncheons, dinners and receptions. Through the years, we’ve been inspired by students’ ambitious visions and learned from scientists who described their research breakthroughs. Now that in-person gatherings are suspended due to the pandemic, we stay in touch virtually. Recently, we’ve aired exciting webinars with Technion scientists who are combatting COVID-19 with advanced PPE, therapeutics, and solutions for a coronavirus vaccine.

We invite you to be a part of our long-standing ATS Houston community. It’s a great way to expand your intellectual horizons and meet others who support Israel. You’ll also have philanthropic opportunities to support students with scholarships and fellowships, fund state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, or be part of cutting-edge research projects with potential to benefit people around the world.

We look forward to having you attend our programs and share the excitement we feel for this extraordinary institution.

Donor Spotlight

For many years now, the Lewis and Joan Lowenstein Foundation has funded various initiatives that support Technion students, from Second Chance Scholarships in Haifa to masters fellowships at the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, to an apartment in the graduate student village at the Technion, named in honor of Lewis and Joan Lowenstein.

Learn more about their philanthropic initiatives with the Technion.

Professor Shai Shen-Orr with a student looking at a laptop in a Technion lab.

Technion Fund

The Technion is contributing to Israel and the global good in unprecedented ways, and it depends on people like you to ensure its continued advancement as a world-class institution of higher education.

The Technion Fund will help ensure that our supporters have access to a broad array of opportunities for engagement at all levels. The Fund will support the entire ecosystem necessary to maintain the Technion’s distinctive strengths.

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Local Events

ATS supporters have the opportunity to hear firsthand from Technion experts and alumni about breakthroughs that are advancing science, medicine, and technology worldwide. Our programs range in size from large dinners to roundtable discussions and networking lunches, to more intimate cocktail parties and dessert receptions.

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