Letter from the Director
The Arab community in Israel has faced many obstacles, one of which is the challenge of providing high-quality scientific research and educational opportunities to benefit the Arab population in Israel. At the Triangle Research and Development Center, we are working to give back to our communities and families by examining social, educational, and health problems that are threatening the long-term development of the Arab community in Israel. Our research integrates diverse subject areas such as Arabic script recognition, bacteriology, solar energy, genetic diseases, energy generation, and environmental pollutants, to name a few. All of these findings are designed to benefit the Arab community by providing accessible and up-to-date information that will help to develop our society.
The TRDC is uniquely designed to cover both research and educational needs of the Arab community, incorporating academic and exploratory programs for children into the Center's main activities. The TRDC Science Garden, completed in 2004, is designed to attract students from area schools for science education programs, summer camps, and special events. In the past five years, the TRDC has hosted activities for more than 40,000 elementary, middle, and high school students at the Science Garden, engaging the students in various programs designed to stimulate their curiosity and improve their achievements in science. Our work continued with the inauguration of our Eco-Bubble in 2007, which is designed specifically to enable educational programs for ecological topics such as recycling, organic farming, medicinal herbs, and water, soil, and plant relationships.
At the TRDC, our work has just begun. Whether you are a parent or student, a scientist or educator, a community worker or an environmental advocate, we invite you to join us in our efforts to provide excellent science education and advanced research findings to the Triangle region. Please read on to learn more about the people and programs that have brought us this far.
With your help, the TRDC will continue our efforts on behalf of the Arab community in Israel as we strive to leave a beneficial legacy for our children and grandchildren.
Dr. Ibrahim Yehia