The Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) will award this academic year a prize of $5,000 to an outstanding Ph.D. student whose research is in science or science education, who is in transition to start postdoctoral training in science education abroad. A special committee of WIS scientists will review the nominations and select the winner. The call is open to the nomination of candidates from all the universities in Israel.
Congratulations to Rachel Zaks for winning the 2024 Orly Kaplan prize for excellence in Ph.D. studies. The prize was granted for the study “Creating opportunities for problem solving in mathematics classes as a teaching practice related to anticipating students' solutions”, conducted under the mentorship of Prof. Boris Koichu.
The award ceremony will take place on April 1, 2024, 12:30-15:00.
The Weizmann Institute of Science family, the Department of Science Teaching and the Science and Technology in Junior High School group mourn the death of Dr. Marcel Frailich Kaploon, who was murdered in the terror attack on Kibbutz Beeri.
Marcel, a PhD graduate of the department, was a central pillar in the Science and Technology in Junior High School group - developing learning and teaching materials and actively participating in the professional development of teachers.
We send our sincere condolences to her family in this difficult time and join them in their grief.