Drones, which are changing our lives more and more every day, will measure heat loss. Burak Çiçeksoy, Hakan Kayan, and Oğuzhan Ulucan, students at Department of Electrical and Electronics, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), combined drone and thermal camera and started to measure heat loss in buildings with the software they developed for their “Heat Loss Control with Drone” project. Students, who are funded by TUBITAK Program offering support for research projects of undergraduate students, aim to come up with an innovative solution for controlling loss of energy.
The young entrepreneurs will be measuring the heat loss occurring especially in the rooftops and facade of the buildings, and share the information such as the extent of the heat loss and its financial cost with the users. This way, users will be able to start saving and get informed about heat loss issue whose importance is increasing day by day.
Energy policies have been discussed at Izmir University of Economics (IUE). It has been reported at the “6th Energy Management and Policies Workshop”’, organized by IUE Department of Sustainable Energy, that Turkey has spent energy equivalent to 130 million tons of petroleum in 2016, and fossil fuels made up 86% of this. It has been pointed out in the workshop that Turkey needed to have a sustainable and predictable energy market structure.
Bayındır, a county known for its beautiful flowers, will get a touch of architectural restoration. Students of Architectural Restoration Program of IUE Vocational School will be working on building survey, redesign, and renovation of the Olive Oil Factory Inn in the region in collaboration with Bayındır Municipality. Students will also perform their internships at the restoration work-sites of Bayındır Municipality. This way, Bayındır will get a makeover of its historical buildings and its streets.
Izmir University of Economics (IUE), who is training the future Aerospace Engineers, qualified for a gold award for developing exercise harness for astronauts at the international design competition. Mehmet Ergül, graduate, IUE Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Industrial Design, designed an exercise harness as a graduation project and became “Gold Winner” at 2017 A' Design Award and Competition held in Italy where 10 thousand projects from 80 countries worldwide applied. Ergül will be receiving his award on June 6 in Milan. Ekrem Demirtaş, President of IUE Board of Trustees, also viewed the design.
Students of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Folk Dance Club shared the same stage with zeibeks with Down syndrome. The performance of Zeibek team of Izmir Down Syndrome Association mesmerized the audience.
Seeds of entrepreneurship culture are being spread in the early ages in Izmir. High school students are getting ready for an “Innovation Journey” in accordance with the joint program co-developed by Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Embryonix Technology Transfer Office and Özel İzmir Amerikan Koleji (ACI-American Collegiate Institute). Students, who received training on innovation and entrepreneurship, developed projects that were evaluated within the program called, “Innoaction Challenge”. A protocol was signed between Prof. Dr. Murat Aşkar, Vice Rector of Izmir University of Economics, and Didem Erpulat, Principal of ACI, as a first step in order to utilize the students’ projects.
Future engineers trained by Izmir University of Economics (IUE) will be able to review the progress of space and aeronautics onsite at NASA. IUE prospective engineers will be visiting NASA Johnson Space Center, and Aerospace Systems Lab at University of Texas. The trip will also include signing a collaboration agreement with University of Texas for student exchange and development of joint projects.
Young chefs of Izmir Economics are bringing new flavors to artichoke. The future chefs baked, cooked, and prepared different artichoke recipes such as cupcakes, kokoreç (charcoal grilled seasoned mutton intestines), jams, sushi, and lemonade, and presented to the guests at the International Artichoke Festival.Internationally recognized chefs of IUE Department of Culinary Arts and Management also shared different recipes of artichoke with the participants at the workshops set up at Urla Cumhuriyet Square. IUE Trainer Chef Semen Öner created different flavors of artichoke with children at one of the workshops.
Artichoke, turned into an international flavor one more time in the hands of young chefs of Izmir Economics. Young chefs added new flavors to traditional artichoke recipes at the 3rd Urla International Artichoke Festival. 25 famous chefs from 10 different cities re-interpreted artichoke at this year’s festival. Ekrem Demirtaş, President of IUE Board of Trustees, visited the future chefs at their booth. President Demirtaş purchased products from students and tasted their innovative version of artichoke dishes. Demirtaş also thanked the world famous chefs for their contribution to the festival and presented them plaques.
Business ideas of young entrepreneurs will be turned into a product. ENERJISA will help successful projects on a wide variety of areas such as renewable energy, energy storage technologies, smart building technologies, energy efficiency, etc. to be carried into effect as part of the “Development Program: From Idea to Product” co-organized with Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Embryonix Technology Transfer Office. Embryonix TTO will receive applications by April 30, successful projects will be included in incubation program in May, and later on, projects selected for "Fusion Day" will get a chance to be implemented by ENERJISA.