2014 News

TASSA met Kilicdaroglu

During his visit to Washington, D.C. TASSA representatives met with Mr. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) on December 1st. Mr. Kılıçdaroğlu was accompanied by party’s deputy chairs Umut Oran, Safak Pavey, Sezgin Tanrikulu, Faik Oztrak and former Ambassador of Turkey to the U.S and TASSA Honorary Member, Dr.Osman Faruk Loğoğlu.   full story

From The President: Winter 2014

Dear Friends of TASSA, As we publish the first issue of 2014, I wish everyone a successful and prosperous year! In this issue there are many examples of success stories from the Turkish Science Diaspora members. These stories and news are much needed in the wake of depressing news we get from our motherland. I am sure this is a small representation of all the good work Turkish Scholars are doing. Please share with us your accomplishments so that we can share them with the World.   full story

CROSSING THE BRIDGE –January 2014

The Science Academy -Bilim Akademisi (www.bilimakademisi.org) was founded on November 25, 2011 in Istanbul, as an independent non-governmental entity with a mission to sustain the highest standards of academic excellence, academic freedom and integrity in Turkey. The Science Academy was set up as a Society-Dernek under Turkish Law. Its charter calls for membership by invitation after careful evaluation of academic excellence and vote by the general assembly of the Science Academy.   full story

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.   full story