What’s Next in STEM Program

What’s Next in STEM Program

Master of Ceremonies

Ayelet Baram-Tsabari, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, Technion–Israel Institute of Technology

10:00

Opening Remarks

Yaffa Zilbershats, Chair, Planning and Budget Committee, Council of Higher Education

James S. Gertler, Trustee, Zuckerman Institute

10:15

Keynote

Tech Innovation Nation – Challenges and Opportunities
Eugene Kandel, CEO of Start-up Nation Central, and Emil Spyer Professor of Economics and Finance, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

10:45

Presentations by Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program Scholars

Omri Wurtzel, Zuckerman Faculty Scholar, Tel Aviv University

Dahlia Perez, Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholar, Weizmann Institute of Science

Laurel Stephenson Haskins, Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

11:15

Coffee and refreshments

11:40

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – What’s Next?

Shie Mannor, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Technion–Israel Institute of Technology

12:10

Microbiome Research -“The Genie in the Bottle”—Why it Matters

Omry Koren, Head of the Microbiome Research Lab, Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University

12:30

Eric J. Gertler, Trustee, Zuckerman Institute

Presentations by Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program Scholars

Joseph Lefkowitz, Zuckerman Faculty Scholar, Technion–Israel Institute of Technology

Tiffany R. Lewis, Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Haifa

Daniel Kagan, Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

12:50

How to Protect your Research with a Patent

Daniel Benoliel, Associate Professor, University of Haifa Faculty of Law

13:15

Closing Remarks

Rivka Carmi, President, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

13:30

Lunch

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