Scholar in Residence with guest scholars Dr. Ronen Mir and Dr. Debby Mir
CNS and the Suher family announce the third annual Scholar in Residence program. This weekend features Drs. Ronen & Debby Mir, prominent leaders in science education and environmental education respectively (see bios below).
FRIDAY, DEC 7 | 7:30PM | BIRNBACH HALL
DINNER & TALK (RSVP FOR DINNER)
“Moments of Discovery – A Personal Journey through Science” with Dr. Ronen Mir
SATURDAY, DEC 8 | 12:45PM | STAMPFER CHAPEL
“GET THE LEAD OUT: Easy Steps to Protect Our Children from Common Chemicals – Lessons and Stories from an Israeli-American Partnership” with Dr. Debby Mir
SATURDAY, DEC 8 | 7:00PM | STAMPFER CHAPEL
DRINKS & DESSERT TO FOLLOW IN ISAAK FOYER AND VESTRY
“The Role of Scientific Education in Developing Prosperity and Opportunity – The Lessons of Israel’s Start-up Society ” with Dr. Ronen Mir
*Dinner is complementary, though RSVP is still necessary.
To RSVP for dinner on Friday, Dec 7, click here.
Seating is limited.
For more information, visit: https://nevehshalom.org/scholar-in-residence Or contact: email@example.com, 503.246.8831.
This weekend, including the dinner and brunch, is underwritten by the Stan and Ethel Katz Briller Jewish Education Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation.The Scholar-in-residence program is in memory of Yoni Suher, who died in a terrorist attack in Turkey in March, 2016.
About Drs. Ronen & Debby Mir
Dr. Ronen Mir is the Founding Director of the Schwartz/Reisman Science Education Centers, Ruth and Uriel Arnon Campus for Science Education, at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Advanced Physics and Chemistry High School students in the community are served in the Center’s hands-on, state of the art learning laboratories.
Dr. Mir is a leader in the development of science education, with experience developing Science Centers in the USA, Israel, Switzerland, Brazil and Ethiopia. With diverse experience from serving at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois to being a Senior Lecturer at the Technion in Haifa, Dr. Mir holds a PhD and MSc degrees in Physics (Weizman Institute of Science) and a BSc degree in mathematics and Physics (Hebrew University). Scientific interests focus on High Energy Particle Physics. Dr. Mir’s first cousin, Yael Suher, is the mother of Yonaton Suher, z”l.
Dr. Debby Mir is an environmental and public health professional who focuses on raising awareness and changing behavior in micro-enterprise and educational sectors and residences, in order to minimize exposures to hazardous chemicals and wastes. Her current research and project management focuses on household hazardous chemical and waste management, structural and school integrated pest management, and emergency preparedness and response.
Dr. Mir holds a PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Environmental Policy, Planning & Management, MSc in Environmental Sciences (Technion), BSc in Biology (McGill University, Montreal). She was a professor at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and publishes and presents internationally.