Tom Bielik- Science, Education & Beyond
I received my B.Sc. in animal science from the Department of Agriculture at the Hebrew University and my M.Sc. in cancer research from the Department of Cell Research and Immunology at Tel Aviv University.
My PhD thesis was achieved at the Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science, where I also received a teaching certificate in high-school biology. Following that I moved to Michigan, USA to conduct a post-doc research at CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University. Currently I am a research associate at the Biology Didactics Department at Freie University in Berlin, Germany.
I was also a middle school science teacher and a program director at the Davidson Institute for Science Education.
My research focus on engaging students in advanced digital learning environments, using inquiry and Project-Based Learning approach, to promote their scientific literacy and interest.