Families are back to school

Sabancı University invited parents to the seventh annual “Family and Education Day.”  Families attended lectures on a wide range of subjects from logistics to literature and composite technologies. 


Sabancı University “Family and Education Day” took place at the Sabancı University campus in Tuzla on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The traditional Family and Education Day event started at the Sabancı University Performing Arts Center with introductory remarks by President Ayşe Kadıoğlu. 

Ayşe Kadıoğlu said that the university was a place where different approaches and the enrichment of diversity were cherished and coexisted. Kadıoğlu continued, “This is by no means to say that the university is a place where everyone is in agreement. It is rather a place where we can agree on how to discuss, and the code of discussion is determined by the norms and practices of scientific thought." Ayşe Kadıoğlu concluded, "In the last instance, the university should set an example to and guide students in the etiquette for discussion based on scientific norms and practices."

The first presentation on the Family and Education Day was made by Eren İnci from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Eren İnci's presentation was titled “The Unbearable Lightness of Free Parking”. Next was a lecture by School of Management faculty member Tevhide Altekin on “The Effects of Environmental, Social and Technological Developments on Supply Chain Management". Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences member Hülya Adak gave a lecture titled “On Halide Edib”. Finally, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences member and Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center (TÜMER) Director Mehmet Yıldız spoke on the “Center of Excellence for Composite Technologies” . 

Parents were accompanied by Sabancı University faculty members during lunch, where they found the opportunity to ask questions. 

The afternoon session included tours of the Information Center and SUNUM, and Faculty Programs. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Assistant Dean Özgür Kıbrıs, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Assistant Dean Cem Güneri, School of Management Assistant Dean Burçin Bozkaya, School of Languages Program Coordinator Nurdan Çoksezen Metel, Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM) Director Fazilet Vardar Sukan, Information Center associate Alev Kuru, and Center for Individual and Academic Development (CIAD) Psychological Counseling Specialist Pelin Atasoy spoke to families about their respective divisions. 

2016-2017 Lecture Awards given

The Foundations Development Year Instructor Awards category had Justin Jacobs in first place, Magdalena Anna Adamczyk in second and Havva Sibel Taşkın Şimşek in third.

Contribution to First Year University Courses – Class Lectures category awards went to Seçil Sarıbayır in first place, Tamer Kütükçü in second place, and Müge Küçük in third place.

Contribution to First Year University Courses – Hall Lectures category awards went to Emre Erol, Cem Güneri and Cemil Koçak in first, second and third places, respectively. 

Graduates of the Year award winners chosen with the votes of senior year undergraduate students were Ali Rana Atılgan in first place, Bratislav Pantelic in second place, and Can Akkan and Gündüz Ulusoy tied for third place.

In the First Year Teaching Assistant awards category, Ayk Telciyan was first, İsmail Noyan second and İpeknaz Özden third.

In the Teaching Assistant Awards category for courses other than first-year university courses, first prize went to Artrim Kjamilji, second prize to Yunus Akkoç, and third prize to Mine Tuna.

Winners received their awards from President Ayşe Kadıoğlu, FENS Dean Yusuf Menceloğlu, FASS Assistant Dean Özgür Kıbrıs, SoM Dean Füsun Ülengin, and School of Languages Director Jacqueline Einer.