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Monday, March 18 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
STEM Education—A Joint Israel/U.S. Challenge

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Israel and the U.S. each face similar challenges in their educational and workforce development sectors. Both systems are fraught with inequities and disparities, and suffer from antiquated models of teaching and learning, deteriorating student achievement, and a lack of capacity to meet future needs. Improving STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) capabilities are at the heart of both nations’ future economic and social success. This panel brings together funders interested in forging collaborative and leveraged strategies to reinvigorate the innovative and creative processes necessary to keep Israel and the U.S. strong and vibrant.

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Wendy Ramage Hawkins

Executive Director, Intel Foundation
Wendy Ramage Hawkins is the executive director of the Intel Foundation, which awards grants worldwide totaling more than $40 million each year focusing on STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics); increasing opportunities for girls, women, and underserved... Read More →
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Inna Osadchi

Projects Director, Ramon Foundation
Inna Osadchi has been the projects director for the Ramon Foundation since 2009, where she is primarily in charge of promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. Prior to her current position she served as first secretary in charge of strategic and... Read More →
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Ronit Segelman

VP Partnerships, Rashi Foundation
Ronit Segelman joined the Rashi Foundation in January 2006 as the director of partnerships and in 2010 was appointed VP, Partnerships. Her previous work experience includes being the first Israel representative of the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and being the director of... Read More →
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Gerald R. Solomon

Executive Director, Samueli Foundation
Gerald R. Solomon has served as the Samueli Foundation's executive director since April 2008. He has refined the Foundation's strategic plan, developing long-range collaborative community initiatives to address systemic safety net needs in the Santa Ana region and STEM education deficiencies... Read More →

Monday March 18, 2013 4:00pm - 5:15pm PDT
Canon Room Beverly Hilton

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