Dr. Oren Eckstien
Science Literacy Unit manager
Dr. Eckstien holds a BSc in soil and water sciences and a MSc in science education from the Hebrew University. He completed his PhD in science education at the Weizmann Institute of Science under the supervision of Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon, with a focus on utilizing games for physics education.
Dr. Eckstien started working at the Davidson Institute in 2004 in the Active Science program, and also served as a teacher in the HILA program for equality in education, where he developed a science learning unit.
He has taught physics at various schools and colleges, and was involved in developing study materials for the junior high school science and technology program. Nowadays, he also speaks at professional science education conferences.
Since 2016, Dr. Eckstien has been directing Davidson's Science for All Unit, which aims to make science more accessible to the general public through informal educational initiatives.