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ESE Study Abroad - Letter from Professor Nehorai

Dear Students,

I am pleased to announce a new study abroad program for our undergraduate students. It will take place at Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel, from Tuesday, May 20, to Monday, May 26, 2014. This program will give students a great opportunity to learn about state-of-the art projects in TAU and local high-tech companies, with additional tours in Israel. Attached you can find the draft agenda. Here are more details.

Application: Send a message to Dr. Arye nehorai@ese.wustl.edu

Program schedule (Tuesday, May 20 to Monday, May 26):

Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2014.

Qualifications: ESE undergraduates.

Selection: Based mainly on academic performance and/or demonstrated interest in the topics of the program. Priority will be given to sophomores and juniors.

Optional credit: Students can receive one credit for writing reports by July 1, 2014. Students can continue with Independent Study or an Undergraduate Research course to get additional credits, under the guidance of Dr. Arye Nehorai.

Requirements: Participants will be required to 1. prepare a joint presentation about studies and experience at Washington University, during this spring semester, 2. write about their individual reflections shortly after their return which we will post on our web site and send to the alum who donated money for the ESE study abroad programs, and 3. join a meeting with the alum in early fall 2014.

Cost: The department will reimburse you for the following: 1. 8-night hotel in Tel Aviv, May 19 to May 26, 2. local travels and cultural events related to the visit, and 3. meals during these days except for the 2-day tours.

You will be expected to pay for 1. your flights, and 2. expenses for the 2-day tours (estimated total of $300). If you have difficulty with these expenses, let me know.

Note that the hotel in Tel Aviv is quite expensive. Also, the hosts in TAU are spending a significant effort and time to make your visit exciting and informative.

The current plan is that our PhD student Elad Gilboa will accompany the students.

You can find descriptions of similar ESE programs from 2009, 2010 and 2012 at


Students who participated in these programs had a great time, as you can see in their reflections on-line.

We are grateful to the donor (Charlie Simmons, BSEE 1970) who made this possible. Thanks also to the hosts in TAU for volunteering to organize the local program and instruct our students.

Arye Nehorai
The Eugene and Martha Lohman Professor,
Chair, Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering Washington University in St. Louis Web:http://ese.wustl.edu/~nehorai

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

Green Hall, CB 1042, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5565, Fax: (314) 935-7500

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