As part of the second conference on science in the media, certificates of appreciation for a unique contribution in the field of popular science in Israel were distributed to Dr. Zohar Guri, editor of the journal "Rosh Gadol", to Avi Blizovsky, editor of the "Hidan" website, and Sonia Feldman, responsible for the field of science and education, British Council.
Dr. Zohar Guri is the founder and editor of "Big Head", a science magazine for young people, celebrating its tenth anniversary this month. She managed to harness dozens of scientists and researchers to share their knowledge with the young readership, organized science events, scientific literacy projects, and national competitions such as the national Ilan Ramon Astronomy and Space Quiz. Dr. Gori is an example of volunteerism and dedication to bringing children, youth and the whole community closer to science and technology issues.
Sonia Feldman is responsible for science and education at the British Council. In this framework, she brought to Israel the Cafe-Science project, in the framework of which a scientist working in advanced fields meets with the Israeli audience.
For the past three years, the British Council, under the direction of Feldman, has been organizing the FeyLab - A Born Scientist competition, in which young scientists compete to explain a scientific topic to the general public in three minutes. The preliminary competitions are held in three cities in Israel and the finals took place at the Hamada Center in Tel Aviv.
From the certificate of appreciation: Avi Blizovsky is the founder and editor of the Hidan site, the leading content site in Hebrew in the fields of science and technology. The site, which has not yet celebrated a decade of its existence, is updated every day and dozens of researchers regularly write on it. The site also provides content services to YNET's science channel, thus managing to spread scientific news beyond the limited law of popular science seekers in Israel. Avi Blizovsky is an example that the determination of one person can change the menu offered to the Hebrew surfer.
The certificates are signed by Dr. Meir Zadok, the Academy's CEO; Dodi Goldman, editorial member and science reporter, Yedioth Ahronoth; And the organizing committee of the conference: Dr. Eilat Baram-Zabari, Ilan Filo, Avital Bar, Prof. Elam Gross, Prof. Idan Segev.