2021.03.02 (Tue.)


Israel Week | Online International Symposium #2:
STEM & STEAM Education: The First Step Toward International Collaboration

This symposium is the second event of the “Israel Week @UTokyo Komaba Research Campus” which is held during the week of March 1-5, 2021.

* Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 16:00-17:30 JST (9:00-10:30 IST (UTC+2)) 
* Venue: Online via Zoom (URL will be sent to registered participants)
* Language: English / Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be provided
* Registration: No charge. Advance registration required

STEM & STEAM Education: The First Step Toward International Collaboration 
STE(A)M is not just an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering (Arts) and Mathematics; it is an education approach that integrates all of these subjects. At this symposium, experts from Israel and Japan will address key activities and challenges of next generation-centered STE(A)M education projects, and how to promote 'the first step' toward international collaboration.
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Karin Mayer Rubinstein, CEO and President, Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI)
Yair Ben-Horin, Project Manager and Curriculum Developer, ORT Israel, Technology & Science Educational Network
Shio Kawagoe, Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo

Panelist: Daisuke Asano, Director, Service Affairs Policy Division, Educational Industry Office, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

Moderator: Arieh Rosen, Culture and Science Affairs Attaché, Embassy of Israel in Japan

About the Speakers

Karin Mayer Rubinstein
Karin Mayer Rubinstein is the CEO & President of IATI, Israel’s Umbrella Organization of the High-tech, Life Science and other advanced technology industries, with hundreds of members from every level and aspect of the ecosystem, including Venture Capital Funds, Israeli R&D Centers of Multinational Companies, Start-Ups, Growth and Mature Companies, Incubators, Tech Transfer Organization, Academic Institutions, Innovation Centers, Hospitals, Municipalities, service Providers and more. Through this broad range of members, IATI connects Israel’s tech ecosystem, provides solutions and support at all levels, and integrates the various sectors of the industry with strategic and ongoing governmental goals. Prior to her current position, Karin served as a senior partner and managing director of business development in leading commercial law firms. 
Karin is a member of the board of Governance of Tel Aviv University; Chairwoman of the Committee for international R&D relations of the National Council for Research and Development; Board Member of The Tel Aviv Foundation; Member of the Patent Oversight Committee in the Ministry of Justice; Member of the Advising Forum of the Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University; member of the 5×2 Initiative's Steering Committee;  Member of the High Tech Committee in charge of advancing members of the Arab society
and more.  
Karin is a keynote speaker at many leading global conferences and events around the world. She regularly sits as a jury member in leading technology competitions and awards worldwide. Karin holds a BA in Economics, an LLB and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University. Karin was named, twice in a row, as one of the Top 100 Influential Young Business Persons in Israel by Forbes Magazine, as well as one of the Marker's Top 40 Leading Young Business Persons.

Yair Ben-Horin
Yair Ben-Horin is a project manager and curriculum developer at ORT Israel R&D and training center. ORT Israel is the largest scientific-technological education network in Israel, managing over 250 educational institutions throughout Israel with close to 100,000 students and adults annually. Yair develops curriculums, e-learning programs and he is currently developing the iSTEAM program.

Dr Shio Kawagoe
Dr Shio Kawagoe is an associate professor at the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo. Her research interests include Engineering Literacy, STEAM Education, Science and Technology Communication, Neutrino Astronomy and Astrophysics. She is a member of the Office for the Next Generation at the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, which promotes STEAM education through outreach programs and collaborative educational programs between academia and industry.

This event is organized by ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies) of the UTokyo-RCAST in cooperation with the Office for the Next Generation (ONG) at the UTokyo-IIS (Institute for Industrial Science).

This event is part of a research project funded by a research grant by MOFA of Japan.

 “Israel Week @UTokyo Komaba Research Campus” consists of a  series of webinars on the recent trends and developments in Israel and its impact on Japan-Israel relations. The webinars in this framework will cover a broad range of topics, including the recent normalization of relations between Israel and Arab countries,  security risks of digital transformation, policy responses to COVID-19 and the digital healthcare ecosystem, STEM education, Science & Design, and the comparative study of the Abrahamic religions.
It aims to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and inspiration from researchers and experts across different fields, and to seek opportunities for collaboration among the participants from academia, NPOs, industry, and the public sector. 

“Israel Week @UTokyo Komaba Research Campus” is organized by ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies) in cooperation with IIS (the Institute for Industrial Science) of the University of Tokyo and supported by the Embassy of Israel in Japan.

Contact Information
Division of Religion and Global Security (Ikeuchi Laboratory) of RCAST, the University of Tokyo
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