McGill University, Chemical Engineering, 2012
Omer was born and raised in Israel, and moved to Montreal at the age of 12. With a strong background in engineering and a passion for innovation, Omer hopes to change the way our generation, and future generations, use technology. His joint-proposal for an integrated energy and food greenhouse won first place in the 2011 $100,000 TD Go Green Challenge. He has also worked in the Porous Media Laboratory at McGill University, where he explored methods for the optimization of fuel cell technologies. In addition to graduating with distinction, Omer has been involved in student life on campus. Previously, he acted as the Director of Major Fundraising Events for Engineers Without Borders and the Chair of the Sustainability Case Competition at McGill University. He has also been actively involved as a Big Brother in the Big Brother Big Sister program. As an avid hiker, scuba diver and athlete, Omer welcomes any opportunity where he can be challenged.