I am an Associate Professor at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, where I head the Science Communication research group. My training in science education (PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science) and science communication (visiting scholar, Cornell University) alongside rich experience as a journalist, editor, and a TV presenter, shaped my interest in building a community of science communication practitioners and scholars. I have founded the Israeli Science Communication Conference series and use my position as an elected member of the Israel Young Academy to build a national infrastructure for science communication training for scientists. I care a lot about the international community of science communication, and was honored to become an elected member of the international PCST Network scientific committee.
My areas of interest are finding evidence for the usefulness of science education for non-scientists, identifying non-scientist’s interests and needs in science and building on these authentic interests to communicate science in more meaningful and personally relevant ways, and supporting scientists' in communicating their science effectively, including international collaborations to develop learning goals and measurements for the outcomes of science communication trainings.
- Direct PhD program. 2001-2008, Department of Science Teaching, Feinberg Graduate School of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
- Master Program in Social Sciences and Humanitarian Affairs. 2005-2006, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. Israeli-Palestinian cooperation program promoted by UNESCO
- B.Sc. 1998-2001, Research program for outstanding students of the Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel