METU Travels around Turkey with “Science Cafe”

About "Science Cafe"

The "Science Café" event, the first university organization held in Turkey among the "Cafe Scientifique" events that first appeared in France and later became widespread throughout the world, is composed of talks organized with the participation of METU academics in public places such as cafes and youth centers in the topics related to the society in order to attract attention to and raise awareness about science in society.

METU travels around fifteen cities where METU Alumni Associations are located with the Science Café project organized in cooperation with METU Alumni Associations to conduct talks with scientists in public areas.

The first Science Cafe was organized in Mersin with the participation of Asst. Prof. Korhan Özkan from the Graduate School of Marine Sciences on "drought"; the second one was in Eskişehir with Assoc. Prof. Yeşim Soyer from the Department of Food Engineering on "Palm Oil" and the fourth one was in Antalya with Assoc. Prof. Bilge Demirköz on her "International Rising Talent" award granted under L'Oréal – UNESCO For Women in Science Award Program and on "radiation". The fifth Science Cafe will be held on April 27 in Adana with the participation of Assoc. Prof. Adil Oran from the Department of Business Administration on "entrepreneurship".