Texas A&M Professors Participate in 2018 JNF Summer Faculty Fellowship in Israel

Texas A&M Professors Participate in 2018 JNF Summer Faculty Fellowship in Israel

Twenty-three professors from universities and colleges across the United States, including Dervis Demirocak and Sandra Rideout-Hanzak of Texas A&M University - Kingsville, will experience a once-in-a-lifetime and insightful journey as they prepare to depart on Jewish National Fund’s 2018 Summer Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel.

Demirocak is in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Rideout-Hanzak is in the Department of Animal, Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Participants will take part on the trip May 26 through June 7, traveling throughout Israel, meeting Israeli professors from their respective disciplines and with the same, or similar, research interests, all with the goal of developing collaborations, research projects, co-authoring articles, and establishing exchange programs between faculty and students.

The tour, which more than 200 have already taken part in, is a fully-paid intensive program to Israel for full-time United States-based academics from a recognized university or learning institution.

The academics meet with professionals and experts involved in government, industry, education, media, and other sectors to understand the many facets of Israel's evolving national and international policies. Those who take part will gain a deeper awareness of Israel as a startup nation, its success in water innovation, and how the country addresses regional and global challenges. ■

To learn more about the 2018 Summer Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel or to register for future programs, visit www.ff2israel.org/ or contact Rene Reinhard at 212.879.9305 ext. 235 or Eileen Wedeen at 212-439-7855.

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