A Turkish Scientist’s Invention Could be the Solution for Ebola Diagnostics

Ebola epidemic started in West Africa, and now seems to be spreading to other countries including the United States. Containment of the disease is vital for stopping its spread. However, with the current diagnostic tools it takes about two to three days from sample collection to diagnostics. more

Gokhan Hotamisligil is to lead the Sabri Ulker Center at Harvard with a $24M gift

Ulker family in Turkey made a $24M donation to Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health to establish the Sabri Ulker Center for Nutrient, Genetic, and metabolic Research. more

TUBITAK Academic Research Funding Program Directorate (ARDEB) announces the release of “ARDEB Success Stories” Book

TUBITAK ARDEB's new book reviews recent successful research projects that are in alignment with Turkey’s general science and technology policies and principles, as well as country’s long-term goals. more

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

Oct 29.14
Engineering and Applied Sciences

Duygu Kuzum is one of 35 Innovator under 35

Every year, MIT Technology Review selects 35 inventors, visionaries, humanitarians, pioneers and entrepreneurs who are under the age of 35. The candidates are nominated by the public or by MIT Technology Review’s editors. This year, there were 500 nominees, 80 of whom made the final round. The finalist were then evaluated by a group of judges based on originality and impact, or potential impact of their work. The "2014 35 Innovators Under 35" list also included a Turkish scientist, this year; Duygu Kuzum.

Oct 29.14
Health and Biomedical Sciences

Murat Günel to lead the Neurosurgery Department at Yale University

Murat Günel, MD, has been appointed as the chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Yale University School of Medicine and chief of the Department of Neurosurgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Oct 29.14
Natural Sciences

A Conversation with Ümit Özkan

I grew up in Ankara, in a middle-income family as the youngest of three daughters. I attended Robert College and majored in Science. I then attended Middle East Technical University and received my BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering. After that, I came to the US for my doctoral studies at Iowa State University. After getting my PhD, I started my academic career as an Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University, in 1985. I went through the ranks and became an Associate Professor in 1990 and a Full Professor in 1994. Right now, my title is College of Engineering Distinguished Professor.

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!