TASSA 2014 Conference

It is a great pleasure to share with you our ongoing plans and the progress for the upcoming TASSA 2014 Conference, which will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, on March 22-23, 2014. 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

Jan 22.14
Engineering and Applied Sciences

Young Scholar of the Month - ANIL AGIRAL

1.Please talk about your background? (How did you choose your major? How did you decide to come to the USA?) My passion for chemistry began in my early childhood and stemmed naturally from my interest in reading science books and designing my own experiments at home. I was formulating my own cleaning solutions, rocket fuels, insecticides and entertaining my friends with “magical” chemistry tricks! In fourth grade, I learned the full periodic table with elemental properties.

Sep 28.13
Health and Biomedical Sciences

A conversation with Nihal Altan-Bonnet

I was born in Ankara. My father was a member of the Turkish Foreign Service and because of his postings I got to travel a lot and live in different countries as a child. When I was 14 we moved to New York City. Even though my family stayed for 5 years and then moved back to Turkey. I was interested in pursuing a scientific career so I decided to stay and continue on to college and graduate school in the US. I received my PhD from The Rockefeller University in 1998 and then went on to do post-doctoral training at the National Institutes of Health. I then became an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University in 2006. Since this September I have a new position as lab head at the National Institutes of Health.

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.

Sep 28.13
Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities

Young Scholar Profile: Conversation with Alp Simsek

I came to the US when I was 17 to study at MIT. I didn't make a deliberate plan to come to the US at an early age -it was to some extent a chance event. I went to high school in Izmir Fen Lisesi (IFL). I enjoyed my time at IFL, not the least because it introduced me to math olympiads. I won a medal in a national competition organized by TUBITAK. I knew one past olympiad winner, also from IFL, who had continued his education at MIT. Although my main plan was to study in Turkey, I also decided to apply to MIT and got admitted through the waiting list. It was then an easy decision to come to the US since MIT is an excellent university.