Turkey loses a great mind; Oktay Sinanoğlu dies at age 80.

Oktay Sinanoğlu, Professor emeritus of chemistry and molecular biophysics and biochemistry and former Yale faculty died at age 80 on April 19, 2015. more

A First Step Towards Establishment of Insitute of Health of Turkey

A law regarding the establishment of Directorate of Health Institutes in Turkey (Türkiye Sağlık Enstitüleri Başkanlığı - TÜSEB) was published on “Resmi Gazete’. According to the law, the directorate will be affiliated with the Ministry of Health of Turkey, and will have scientific and administrative autonomy and its own budget. The physical location of the directorate will be in Istanbul. more

Smithsonian Resident Associates Program: 'Looking West: Ataturk and the Creation of Modern Turkey' by Bulent Atalay

Smithsonian Resident Associates Program Announced a two-part lecture series titled "Looking West: Ataturk and the Creation of Modern Turkey by Bulent Atalay. The lecture series will take place on March 31, 6:45 p.m. tp 8:45 p.m. at the S. Dillon Ripley Center of Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC. more

Haluk Ünal Addresses the Guest at the Turkish Embassy in Washington D.C. on higher education opportunities in the US

TASSA President Haluk Ünal gave a speech on higher education opportunities in the US. He was introduced by His Excellency Serdar Kılıç, the US Ambassador for Turkey, who underlined the significance of this event in bringing together Turkish students and academic community. more

Turkey Sends More Students to the United States Than Any Other European Country

Jonathan Henick, Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey, explains the recent trends and their programs geared towards Turkish Students who wants to pursue education in the U.S. more

TASSA President Haluk Unal Addresses the Attendees of the European Science Diaspora

TASSA attended the first working meeting of representatives of various US-based European national Scientific Communities held at the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC on Friday, November 14th , 2014. more

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

Mar 13.15
Engineering and Applied Sciences

Report: National Energy Independence Road Map for Turkey by Nejat Veziroglu

Turkey is a fast growing economy. During the last ten years, it has increased its income per capita fourfold. Since there is a close relationship between the income per capita and energy consumption per capita

May 02.15
Health and Biomedical Sciences

Ziya Gokaslan, MD, Named Chief of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals; Neurosurgery Chair at t

Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FACS, has been appointed chief of neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, and chairman of the department of neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, effective July 1, 2015.

May 02.15
Natural Sciences

Expert Opinion: Tamay Özgökmen - Understanding the Next Big Oil Spill: Recent Research at the University of Miami

The Deepwater Horizon Spill of 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico underscored the need for informed response to such events. An integral part of that response is the prediction of the oil and gas plume evolution from the wellhead all the way to the beach. Questions such as "where will the oil go?", "how fast will it get there?" and "how much oil will get there?" arise in all major spills. The answers are important in the allocation of limited response resources and in determining the overall socio-economic impact of the spill.

May 02.15
Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities

A Conversation with Ali Hortaçsu

Ali Hortacsu, Ralph and Mary Otis Isham Professor of Economics, University of Chicago.

TASSA newsletter: The Bridge

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