Master of Ceremonies
Kelly Avidan, Director
Department of Resource Development,
Weizmann Institute of Science
Alon Chen, President-Elect, Weizmann Institute of Science
Gili Bisker, Zuckerman Faculty Scholar, Tel Aviv University
Eric Gertler, Trustee, Zuckerman Institute
Advancing STEM Now: Why? Who? How?
Marissa Gross Yarm, Head of International Affairs, Strategy and International Affairs Division, Israeli Council for Higher Education
Rahav Shalom Revivo, Manager, Fintech and Cyber Innovations at the Israel Ministry of Finance
Irit Idan, Executive Vice President of Research Development, RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems
Moderator: Lisa Lewin, Vice President, BNY Mellon’s Pershing NY
Q and A
“I Did it My Way”
Successful women in STEM speak about making meaningful scientific and technological discoveries.
Dina Ben-Yehuda, Dean, Hadassah – Hebrew University School of Medicine
> Professor Ben-Yehuda will speak about her lifelong commitment to cancer patients.
Yael Yaniv, Associate Professor, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
> Associate Professor Yaniv will speak about her latest efforts to develop new drug treatments.
How can we Inspire Learners to Strive for Excellence, Enable Innovation, and Create Impact?
Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, NASA
Shifting the Gender Balance in STEM – Who’s the Boss?
Zuckerman Faculty Scholars present their original research and reflect on women’s roles in STEM.
Dr. Gili Bisker, Tel Aviv University. Principal Investigator, Bisker Lab for Novel Nanomaterials for Probing Living Systems at the Nano-Scale
Dr. Limor Freifeld, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Principal Investigator, Neuro-Engineering Laboratory
Dr. Moran Shalev-Benami, Weizmann Institute of Science. Principal Investigator, Shalev-Benami Lab for Visualization of Macromolecular Complexes
Dr. Hadas Soifer, Tel Aviv University. Principal Investigator, Hadas Soifer Lab
Moderator: Dr. Danny Ben-Zvi, Zuckerman Faculty Scholar. Principal Investigator, Ben-Zvi Lab for Systems Physiology of Obesity and Diabetes
Novel Future Antibiotics
Ada Yonath, Director, Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure & Assembly at the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2009
Yaffa Zilbershats, Chair, Planning and Budgeting Committee, Israeli Council for Higher Education