Zuckerman Faculty Scholars

Celebrating Women in STEM
Third Annual Zuckerman US-Israel Symposium

November 3, 2019 / Rehovot, Israel

The Third Annual Zuckerman US-Israel Symposium, Celebrating Women in STEM, took place on November 3, 2019 at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.
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In addition to celebrating the unprecedented number of female scholars in the Zuckerman STEM Leadership program (54%), the symposium focused on the importance of advancing and promoting the role of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

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Successful women in STEM spoke about:
  • Making meaningful scientific and technological discoveries
  • Shifting the gender balance in STEM
  • The role that government should take in advancing STEM


Eric Gertler“Our uncle Mort Zuckerman would be kvelling over the impressive group here today, especially by the overwhelming number of women in the program. We consider the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program to be a ripple of hope and a center of energy, and we’re confident that this great collaboration will have a lasting impact on the world.”
Eric Gertler, Trustee, Zuckerman Institute 
Ada Yonath“Everyone asks me, ‘How do I win a Nobel prize?’ I have one piece of advice: Don’t look for advice. Do what you’re interested in.”
– Ada Yonath, Director, Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure, Weizmann Institute of Science; Winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Yaffa Zilbershatz
“Thank you to all the Zuckerman participants for taking a very special part in Israel’s ‘brain gain.’ We are so very proud of this program, and we’re going to make sure it stays forever.”
– Yaffa Zilbershats, Chair, Planning and Budgeting Committee, Israeli Council of Higher Education

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