5 Year Celebration Program

5 Year Celebration Program

This year marks a milestone for the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program as we celebrate the amazing growth, expansion, and achievements of the program since it was established in 2016.

In just five short years, we have reached an unprecedented number of collaborations between universities in the United States and Israel, changing and increasing the impact in advancing science between our two countries – at a time when science is truly changing the world.

Be inspired and learn how Israel and the United States empower each other through partnerships in philanthropy, government, and academia.


Program includes:

Keynote speech:
“Advanced Technologies for Mending a Broken Heart”
Professor Tal Dvir, Tel Aviv University


Welcoming new Faculty Scholars

  • Geffen Kleinstern, Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology, University of Haifa
  • Lior Lobel, Host-Microbiome Interaction, Bar-Ilan University
  • Yisroel Mirsky, Offensive AI, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Omri Ram, High-Speed Phenomena in Fluid Mechanics, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
  • Michal Ramot, Networks, Behavior, and Plasticity in the Human Brain, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Dekel Rosenfeld, Nanoelectronic Medicine, Tel Aviv University
  • Daphna Shimon, Magnetic Resonance Techniques for the Study of Porous Materials, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Video – STEM program’s first 5 years 

Special Performance by Jane Bordeaux

Dinner and dessert