Turkish IEEE Student Branches organized the IEEE Turkish Chairperson’s Meeting 2013, held in Izmir, from 4 to 9th of February. The aim of the congress was to present all the activities performed by the student branches, as well as delivering training and presentations on new activities and skills to new members of the executive committees.
Rui Costa, founder and coordinator of the IEEE-X Academic project and member of the Region 8 Educational Activities Committee, responsible for University Works, participated in the congress delivering several sessions with special highlight to the “IEEE-Turkey Academic” presentation.
Rui performed a presentation about the project IEEE-X Academic, that aims to create a student-to-student online educational resource, motivating Student Branches from Turkey to participate as one of the first countries creating such project. An audience of almost 150 individuals attended to the presentation. The presentation was divided in two parts, one focused on motivating about the needs of creation of new educational resources for students as well as the role that IEEE and its Student Branches can have in the process, introducing for the first time in Turkey the IEEE-X Academic project.
The second part of the presentation, delivered in collaboration with the IEEE-X Academic Turkey Ambassador, Mert Karaosmanoglu, was focused in explaining the project structure and organization as well as how the project will be coordinated within Turkey. Following the presentation a very participated Q&A session was performed in order to clarify all the questions that arose during the session.
After the presentation several students shown interest in participating on such initiative and congratulated about the creation of the latter.
At the end of the same day, happened the first IEEE-X Academic Turkey meeting with 14 of the confirmed participant Student Branches in which more questions and clarifications were performed. Below follows the list of participating student branches from Turkey:
- Cukurova University
- Dogus University
- Dokuz Eylul University
- Dumlupınar University
- Eskisehir Osmangazi University
- Istanbul Aydin University
- Istanbul Technical University
- Izmir University of Economics
- Izmir Technology University
- Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University
- Karabuk University
- Meliksah University
- Mersin University
- Middle East Technical University
- Suleyman Demirel University
The above student-branches will now gather with their professors in order to submit the list of available equipment and topics to be covered during the first recordings for the IEEE-X Academic project.
The presence on this event, kickstarted the Turkey initiative for the IEEE-X Academic project, showing that students recognise the need of creation of such initiative. They also valued the support from IEEE to gather their volunteers in order to create something that can affect positively students performance, enforcing their potentials by striking and solving their needs.