2015 News

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.   full story

TASSA Women In Science and Engineering Session at 35th Annual Turkish American Conference

At the 35th Annual Turkish American Conference, an event organized each year by the Assembly of Turkish American Associations(ATAA), TASSA convened a Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) session.   full story

Turkish Physicists Meet at 2015 APS March Meeting

American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, the largest gathering of worldwide physics community, took place in San Antonio, TX between March 2-6. During this wonderful week, a relatively small but passionate group came together for an important initiative. Approximately 40 Turkish physicists, from Turkish, American and international institutions, gathered Tuesday night to discuss the start of Turkish Physicists Network under APS.   full story

Crossing the Bridge - ERC Advanced Grants

For the researchers who plan to return to Turkey from the non-European Countries such USA, Canada, and Japan, there is an extra 1 Million Euro for their start-up activities in addition to 2,5 Million Euro of European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant.   full story

TASSA attended the Euraxess-North America Meeting

TASSA Managing Director Batuhan Osmanoglu attended the Euraxess North America meeting, hosted at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. The meeting brought together the representatives of European science diaspora from Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Slovakia, Portugal, Belgium, Greece, and Turkey.   full story

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   full story

Crossing the Bridge - March 2015

We are very well aware that “brain drain” is one of the main obstacles for developing countries such as Turkey since through brain drain; a country looses its scientists, engineers, or other intellectual elites to a more developed country. "Reverse brain drain/Brain gain" occurs if these professionals return to their home country after several years of experience to start a business, work and/or teach at a university in their home country.   full story

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.   full story

The First Meeting of the Organizing Committee of TASSA 2016 was Held in Chicago on January

Preparation of the TASSA 2016 meeting is already underway. Organizing committee composed of eleven Turkish scientist/scholars from different universities or research laboratories (whose names and affiliations listed below), and the vice consul of Chicago Turkish Consulate, Ahmet Ferda Karadeniz, attended the meeting.   full story

IEEE Pulse Journal Publishes a Study on Obesity in Turkish Migrants

IEEE Pulse, a magazine of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers - IEEE, recently published an article on the subject of obesity among Turkish migrants. IEEE Pulse Magazine focuses on biomedical technologies and methods, clinical engineering, and societal implications of medical technologies.   full story

Expert Opinion: Domestic violence and women

Resmiye Oral, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of Child Protection Program at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. We have reached Dr. Oral for her expert opinion on violence against women for this issue of The Bridge.   full story

Young Scholar Profile: Batuhan Osmanoğlu

I have always been fascinated by how things worked, especially electronics. During my youth, a number of technologies were developing, such as personal computers, internet and cell phones. When it was time to make my choice for my college major, I knew it was going to be something related to electronics. I ended up going to...   full story