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  • US and Israeli experts to share knowledge and experience on improved forestry practices
    US and Israeli experts to share knowledge and experience on improved forestry practices

    On January 14th and 15th 2014, a US Forest Service team conducted a technical exchange mission to Israel addressing issues related to reforestation in dryland ecosystems, seed collection and processing, and tree nursery management... More »

  • 2014 Women in Science Hall of Fame

    The U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv is seeking outstanding female Israeli scientists to honor in the 2014 Women in Science Hall of Fame program. For the last three years, U.S. Embassies and Consulates in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have identified and honored outstanding women involved in medicine, science, engineering, technology, and math. These role models have served to inspire girls across the region to study science and pursue scientific careers. The selected honoree will have her biography and photo posted along with other MENA region scientists on the U.S. Embassy Amman webpage. She will also be featured in a 2014 calendar and have opportunities to promote the program in the media, mentor other females, and participate in a trip to the United States to network with other MENA scientists and learn about American women’s contributions to scientific innovation, education, leadership, and public policy formation. For more info : please check the Women in Science Hall of Fame webpage for 2013  More »

  • Common Swift flying in front of the Western Wall, where the species commonly nests
    ESTH Office attended the ceremony to welcome the Common Swift’s

    The Common Swift is an aerial acrobat spending the majority of its life catching insects. Not able to take flight from the ground, it often raises its chicks in elevated, man-made structures including many of the holy sites in Israel.. 

  •  Israel’s 2012 Women in Science Hall of Fame inductee
    Israel’s 2012 Women in Science Hall of Fame inductee

    ESTH Office is pleased to announce Israel’s 2012 Women in Science Hall of Fame inductee, Amal Ayoub. As part of her award, Dr. Ayoub received a certificate from Ambassador Shapiro at an event in Nazareth on December 22nd. She will also be featured in a soon to be published calendar with other scientists from the Middle East and North Africa regions.. More »

  • Professor Kotler and Harris’s research focuses on understanding how the HIV virus protects itself
    Professor Kotler and Harris’s research focuses on understanding how the HIV virus protects itself

    The United States Government through the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institutes of Health is funding joint research between Reuben Harris’s lab of the University of Minnesota and Moshe Kotler’s of Hebrew University Ein Kerem. Professor Kotler and Harris’s research focuses on understanding how the HIV virus protects itself from drugs designed to decrease the infectiousness of the virus. The research team receives $164,700 each year as they strive to develop better treatment of a disease which, according to the World Health Organization, affects an estimated 1.2 million people in the U.S. and 7500 in Israel..  

  • Inauguration of Nobel Energy Science Park, Madatech, Haifa, Oct  27
    Inauguration of Nobel Energy Science Park, Madatech, Haifa, Oct 27

    American company Noble Energy, which owns rights to much of the natural gas found in Israeli territorial waters, recently donated $4 million to construct a new science park at the Madatech science museum in Haifa. The 4,000 square-meter park has been named the Nobel Energy Science Park.. 

  • January 30th-31st - Lori Garver of NASA visits Israel
    January 30th-31st - Lori Garver of NASA visits Israel

    The 6th annual Ilan Ramon Space conference took place on January 30th-31st, to commemorate the tragic death of Israel’s first astronaut on the Space Shuttle Columbia. To show continued support for this event, NASA sent a group of eight representatives including Deputy Administrator Lori Garver.. 

  • A grant recipient shaking hands with (from right) Gil Agmon of Delek Motors, Yossi Inbar, Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection, and Paul Rohrlich of the US Embassy
    The ESTH office attended the 11th annual Ford Environmental and Conservation Awards ceremony.

    Partnered with the SHELI Fund, and Delek Motors, Ford awarded 20 projects a total of $100,000 dollars with the charge to increase sustainable living in Israel.  

  • ESTH Officer attends annual Environmental Education Seminar
    ESTH Officer attends annual Environmental Education Seminar

    ESTH officer Paul Rohrlich gave welcoming remarks at a Ministry of Education seminar on Teaching Environmental Sustainability, which featured NASA’s co-sponsored GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation for the Benefit of the Environment) project.  

  • Clockwise from left: Professor Alon Tal opening the Conference; Luc Gnacadja Executive Secretary of the UNCCD; and Professor Michael Rosenzweig, University of Arizona
    Israel Hosts Desertification Conference

    Ben Gurion University in Beersheva, Israel, hosted the Third International Conference on Drylands.. 

  • October 21st, 2010 - Rieger Graduate Fellowship Awards for Environmental Studies

    The ESTH Office attended the annual Rieger Graduate Fellowship Awards for Environmental Studies hosted by Tel Aviv University. ESTH Officer Paul Rohrlich delivered a brief keynote asking the energetic graduate researchers to contribute to science in this critical field by always asking new questions, even as they find answers to existing problems. 

  • CPV - October 14th, 2010
    CPV - October 14th, 2010

    The ESTH office attended a ceremony in Arad for the inauguration of Israel’s first commercial renewable energy system to feed into the Israeli electric grid. 

  • September 29, 2010 - Embassy ESTH office visited the Israel Cancer Association (ICA)

    Embassy ESTH office visited the Israel Cancer Association (ICA) headquarters in Givatayim. In addition to housing the administrative and technical offices of this non-governmental organization,  

  • ESTH and American Corner Jerusalem
    ESTH and American Corner Jerusalem

    ESTH and American Corner Jerusalem attended the graduation of the thirty-fourth class of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine International Master of Public Health Program September 14: ESTH and American Corner Jerusalem attended the graduation ceremony of the thirty-fourth class of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine International Master of Public Health Program. 

  • Nautilus Explores Israeli Seabed
    Nautilus Explores Israeli Seabed

    The exploration vessel Nautilus, managed by University of Rhode Island Professor Robert Ballard, arrived in Haifa September 2 for a two week survey of Israel’s Mediterranean coast.  

  • Geography for Sustainable Development
    Geography for Sustainable Development

    From August 11-15th, a group of select science and math teachers from Israel attended a workshop for professional development titled “Geography for Sustainable Development” in Tunisia sponsored by the OES Bureau and run by My Community, Our Earth (MyCOE). 

  • Video Conference on Environmental Education to commemorate Earth Day 2008
    Video Conference on Environmental Education to commemorate Earth Day 2008

    On April 15, The Environment, Science and Technology and Health Office in cooperation with Public affairs Office, American Embassy in Tel Aviv hosted five Israeli panelists and a diverse local audience of environmental educators for an online dialogue on environmental education with guest speaker Deborah A. Sliter, Vice President Programs, National Environmental Education Foundation, Washington, D.C. The video conference was timed to coincide with the National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) the week before Earth Day (April 22) 2008. 

  • Science Attache visits GLOBE Schools in the North of Israel
    Science Attache visits GLOBE Schools in the North of Israel

    April 10: The Science Attache was guest of honor at two GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) schools in the North of Israel, an elementary Druze school in Yanuh Village, and Ibn Rushid Education House in Makr Village. 

  • Environment 2020 conference in Tel Aviv
    Environment 2020 conference in Tel Aviv

    March 30: Ambassador James B. Cunningham addressed the 800 attendees of the third annual Environment 2020 conference held March 30 in Tel Aviv Port. Video: US Ambassador addresses the Environment 2020 Conference in Tel Aviv  »

  • “Sister Institution” Agreement Signed between the Sheba Medical Center and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

    On February 1, 2010 two of the world’s leading oncology research and treatment centers, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv, signed a pioneering “Sister Institution Relationship” agreement for broad-scale cooperation in training, treatment and research. 

  • NASA Chief Visits Israel; Joint Agreement Signed
    NASA Chief Visits Israel; Joint Agreement Signed

    On January 27 a joint agreement was signed making Israel a member of the NASA Lunar Science Institute. he agreement, signed by visiting Administrator of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Charles F. Bolden and Zvi Kaplan, Director of the Israel Space Agency, will enhance cooperation between the two agencies. 

  • NASA Delegation to the 4th Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Science Conference
    NASA Delegation to the 4th Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Science Conference

    January 25-February 1: A week of activities surrounding the 4th Annual Ilan Ramon Space Science Conference began with a visit by the Ramon Family, a visiting NASA delegation, and representatives from the Israel Space Agency and the US Embassy to Israeli President Shimon Peres’ residence and concluded with a graveside ceremony in honor of Ilan Ramon.  »

  • December 18:  Ambassador Cunningham, along with Israeli Environment Minister Gideon Ezra, presented the Ford Conservation and Environmental Grants at a ceremony held at Delek Motors outside Tel Aviv.
    December 18: Ambassador Cunningham, along with Israeli Environment Minister Gideon Ezra, presented the Ford Conservation and Environmental Grants at a ceremony held at Delek Motors outside Tel Aviv.

    They were assisted by Ford Israel Marketing and Sales Manager Noah Miller, SHELI Foundation representative Dan Perry, and CEO of Delek Motors Gil Agmon. 

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