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SheSpace participants conduct field measurements for their final projects

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev supports female high schoolers studying STEM subjects through the SheSpace Program.

Discovering New Worlds through SheSpace

Space exploration has always excited the human imagination. At Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the mysteries of outer space and the technology developed to explore it have become a means of empowering women and a tool to develop new critical ways of thinking. Just ask the participants of the SheSpace initiative. SheSpace is a first-of-its-kind educational outreach project aimed

at female high school students from Israel’s south, a collaboration between the Earth and Planetary Image Facility (EPIF) at Ben-Gurion University under the direction of Dr. Shimrit Maman, and Beit Yatsiv, an educational outreach and community center in Beer-Sheva. The project was supported by the Israel Space Agency at the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology, in collaboration with the Education

Department of the Beer-Sheva Municipality. “When we first began working on SheSpace, we had the late Deborah Blumberg in mind,” said Dr. Maman. “She was a role model of both personal and academic excellence.”The project is dedicated in her memory. The first cohort to participate in the program in 2017 was comprised of 20 girls in grades 10-11 at high schools in Beer

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