Board of Advisors
Dr. Oved Kedem
Dr. Kedem is the founding Director of Educational Projects at the Davidson Institute for Science Education at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. For over 15 years he has been an expert on science curriculum design for K-12 classrooms and workshops. His work includes training teachers, designing educational labs, and multimedia development. In addition, Dr. Kedem designed and developed a series of science education films used for television. Earlier in his career, Dr. Kedem taught science for 12 years at the university level.
Dr. Kedem received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Salford, England, and holds a Masters of Science from the Weizmann Institute of Science from the Science Teaching Department.
Dr. Patrick Fabverty
A champion of school reform, Dr. Faverty is the executive director at the Lowell Institute of the California Department of Education where he provides leadership, professional development to teachers and management of sub-performing schools. He is also a lecturer at the University of California in San Barbara where he teaches integration of technology in the classroom in the credential programs.
Dr. Faverty has been an award winning school teacher, principal and superintendent in Santa Barbara school district. He was also the National Senior Director of Professional Development at the Galef Institute which overseas the America School; a system of publicly funded charter high schools. In addition, Dr. Fabverty was the Director of Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Mr. Mihaescu graduated from Princeton University summa cum laude in Mathematics. While at Princeton , he took part in the Putnam Mathematical Competition, placing 7th in the nation. At Princeton he was awarded the George B. Covington and Middleton Miller prizes for excellence in Mathematics. He has done work on speaker identification with DARPA & Department of Defense funding, and at Hewlett Packard. Currently, Mr. Mihaescu is finishing his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at University of California , Berkeley , focusing on applications of statistics and theoretical computer science to computational biology and bioinformatics. He is a recipient of the Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.