dTHS Formalizes Partnership with Israel's #1 Rated Robotics Program
As part of a unique partnership between de Toledo High School’s Global Jewish Education and Robotics departments, we’ve launched an innovative new exchange with the #1 rated high school robotics program in Israel.
In fact, the RoboActive Robotics Team at Zinman High School in Dimona (a small desert town in southern Israel) is one of the most highly acclaimed in the entire world, having taken home top honors at the prestigious FIRST World Robotics Championships for a record three times running!
This past fall, Yoad Ohayon, a recent Zinman graduate, came to de Toledo for a two-month residency to personally mentor our students alongside our own amazing robotics coach William Cornell.
Now, for the first time ever, our 10th grade students – who have already been studying overseas in Israel on our school’s Short Israel Exchange Program (SIEP) – have traveled to Dimona to work hand-in-hand for several days with their peers from Zinman on a cutting-edge collaboration to manufacture an advanced robot from the ground up!
Later this Spring, we’ll then be hosting students from the RoboActive team from Dimona on the de Toledo campus before looking for ways to expand the partnership still further into the future!