Focus on women in science
The Israel National Program for Advancing Women in Science, started in 2007, marked its 10-year anniversary this year and was celebrated at the 2017 International Board. To date, 69 percent of program recipients who have completed their postdoctoral fellowships have attained faculty-track positions in Israel. The remainder have gone on to positions in industry or academia abroad.
Opening remarks were given by Prof. Daniella Goldfarb, the President’s Advisor for Advancing Women in Science, and Ellen Merlo, Chair of the American Committee who spearheads the Committee’s Women for Science Program, spoke about her commitment to this area. The session included a panel discussion of six past award recipients and was moderated by Dr. Liat Mudrik of Tel Aviv University.
ACWIS President Ellen Merlo