2015 News

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

Haluk Ünal Adresses 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.   full story

A Conversation with Fatih Güvenen

Our guest on this issue of The Bridge is Fatih Güvenen, who is a professor of economics at the University of Minnesota and an Economic Advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and The Central Bank of Turkey.   full story

Introduction of the Board Members: Hüseyin Abut

On behalf of the editorial team of TASSA we are pleased to introduce the members of our Board of Directors, who have agreed to graciously share their thoughts on TASSA and its activities, as well as information about themselves with our readership. In this issue we feature Hüseyin Abut. Professor Abut is a Professor Emeritus from Electrical and Computer Engineering at San Diego State University where he has served as a FERP professor through 2006 and a full-professor between 1981 through 2001.   full story

TASSA President Ünal Expresses Opinion on Turkey's Efforts on Reversing Brain Drain

TASSA President Haluk Unal answered the questions of Başak Çubukçu, a producer for Al Jazeera Turk Digital Magazine in a related piece published on the website of Al Jazeera Turk.   full story