WonderLab Israel, founded in 2022 by Professor Mindy Levine, is the place for fun and engaging scientific programming for curious girls.


Mindy received her undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD degrees from Columbia University in New York City, followed by two years of a postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

She started her career as a faculty member in chemistry in 2010 at the University of Rhode Island, and has been engaged in science programming for girls for nearly a decade, since she first started running “Chemistry Camp for Girls” in the United States in 2013. Since then, Mindy has run science camps, science-themed birthday parties, and science-related after-school programming, both in the United States and since her move to Israel in 2019. She is fully bilingual and is happy to run programs in both English and Hebrew.

Mindy has received numerous awards for her work encouraging girls in science, including the:

  • 2022 American Chemical Society National Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences
  • 2016 Stanley C. Israel Award for Increasing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences

In addition to her work encouraging girls in science, Mindy maintains a robust research program at Ariel University studying chemical sensor development, mentors undergraduate and graduate student researchers in her laboratory, and teaches chemistry courses at Ariel University to students at all levels.

WonderLab Israel, the home for fun science for curious girls, was founded to develop a passionate, engaged, and enthusiastic community of female scientists in Israel, using hands-on programming, supportive mentoring, and continuous encouragement for girls of all ages.

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