Peres, Barak Part of Technion Master's Degree Ceremony
Israeli President Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Ehud Barak attended Technion Master's Degree Ceremony at the invitation of Karnit Goldwasser.
At the invitation of Karnit Goldwasser, the wife of abducted IDF soldier Ehud Goldwasser, Israeli President Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Ehud Barak were on hand today for the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology's master's degree awards ceremony. Karnit Goldwasser received her degree in civil engineering with honors.
"Today is a very difficult day for me," said Karnit Goldwasser just before the ceremony. "This degree is not dedicated to anyone ... we came together as a team, but Udi is greatly missed, just as he is missed on every Shabbat and on every holiday."
The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is Israel's leading science and technology university. Home to the country's winners of the Nobel Prize in science, it commands a worldwide reputation for its pioneering work in nanotechnology, computer science, biotechnology, water-resource management, materials engineering, aerospace and medicine. The majority of the founders and managers of Israel's high-tech companies are alumni. Based in New York City, the American Technion Society (ATS) is the leading American organization supporting higher education in Israel, with 22 offices around the country.
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