TASSA Commentary on SOMA Mining Accident

As the community of Turkish Scientists and Scholars living in the United States, we are deeply saddened about the mining tragedy in SOMA that cost the lives of more than three hundred miners. Our heart-felt condolences go out to the miners’ loved ones whose husbands, uncles, brothers, or sons paid the ultimate price. more

TASSA 2014 Conference was a great success!

TASSA has completed another chapter with remarkable success by its Annual Conference at University of Maryland on March 22-23, 2014. More than 400 eminent scientists and scholars from both the United States and Turkey attended the meeting in growing numbers more

Turkish Science Diaspora in the United States

In this report we provide some demographic characteristics of the Turkish scholars and scientists in the United States. The analysis uses TASSA’s contact database. We provide summary information regarding geographical distribution, institution type, and technical groups. more

Funding Opportunities to Connect U.S. and Turkish Universities

Here's a recent list of programs and funding opportunities to bring U.S. Student and Faculty Researchers to Turkey, and also to bring Turkish Student and Faculty Researchers to the United States. more

Research Report: Patents from Turkey and European Union

Innovation is at the core of technological advancement, product development, and services. Translation of innovation to economic value brings prosperity for the society and humanity in general. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, innovation is ever more crucial for the stability of global markets. In this article, we are presenting... more

TASSA participates “Congress for Turkish Scientists Living Abroad” Meeting – July 2013

On July 4-5, 2013, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) held the “2nd Congress for Turkish Scientists Living Abroad” meeting in İstanbul, Turkey. Around 130 scientists, who have marked their fields with notable works and patents, discussed four main issues: “Technology Transfer”, “Education”, “Health” and “Energy”, to determine concrete steps to take in these areas. They shared their experiences with some 70 representatives from Turkey’s public and private sectors and universities to make the country an international center of attraction in the field of science and technology. more

The United States and Turkey Chart Path Forward to Advance Bilateral Cooperation on Science, Technology, and Innovation

On April 3-4, the United States and Turkey will hold their first high-level meeting in Ankara, Turkey to develop a roadmap to enhance bilateral science, technology, and innovation cooperation under the 2010 U.S.-Turkey Science and Technology Agreement. more

TASSA report on Turkish Council of Higher Education legislation

TASSA completed a summary report on the Turkish Council of Higher Education legislation draft to provide feedback. Both the legislation and TASSA report can be downloaded here. more

TÜBİTAK Congress for Turkish Scientists Living Abroad

With the partnership of Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology and TÜBİTAK, about 100 Turkish Scientists who live outside of Turkey, were brought together on July 12 and 13 in Istanbul. The aim of the congress was to discuss Turkey's initiatives in science. more

Jun 02.14
Engineering and Applied Sciences

Smart phones turn into powerful microscopes in the hands of a Turkish Scientist, Aydogan Ozcan

Imagine that you are on vacation in a remote Anatolian Village. You start having an abdominal pain a few hours after eating a meal. You also remember that you drank your host’s well water. The closest clinic is six hours away and you want to know if the water you drank was contaminated. “No problem,” says Aydogan Ozcan. If you have a smart phone and one of his gadgets that Ozcan and his research team developed at his laboratories on UCLA campus, all you need to do is attach it to the back of your smart phone and now you have a powerful microscope in your hands.

Jun 02.14
Health and Biomedical Sciences

Young Scholar Profile: Gul Dolen

My desire to become a scientist was incited when I was about 8 years old, visiting family in Antalya, Turkey. Having grown up in the USA, and never having seen sea urchins before, I was very afraid of the black, spiny, bizarre creatures littering the sandy beaches, and refused to go into the sea. My grandmother, a high school biology teacher, was able to reassure me of the sea urchins harmlessness, by taking one in her hand, letting me touch its spines, dissecting out its stomach, and showing me its tiny teeth. I spent the rest of the summer swimming in the sea until my fingers were pruned, and the rest of my life fascinated by the wonders of nature.

May 12.13
Natural Sciences

A Chat with Dr. Feryal Ozel

I was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. I went to Uskudar American Academy, then a 6 through 12 grade school, where I learned English and was exposed to opportunities for studying abroad. With that guidance, I applied for college in the United States and received a degree in physics and applied mathematics from Columbia University. At that time, I was interested in particle physics and decided to do a one year master's program at Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, carrying out my research at CERN. I had deferred the PhD program at Harvard University, so at the end of that year, I came back to the US to continue graduate school in astrophysics.

Jun 02.14
Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities

Düzce University - Turkish University Leadership Improvement Programme (TULIP)

Duzce University developed the first and only education and mentorship program for woman leadership in higher education in Turkey. To this end; a framework program called Turkish Universities Leadership Improvement Program (TULIP) is established. Within this program, a specific program titled Education and Mentorship Program for Improvement and Empowerment of Woman Leadership in Higher Education is developed.

TASSA newsletter: The Bridge

View all available issues of The Bridge online: communications and progress performed by the TASSA!