Insomnia may lead to many medical conditions such as headaches, acid reflux, diabetes, coronary diseases, depression, etc. The “Smart Sleep Monitor”, developed by ARTSYS, company within Izmir Sciencepark of Izmir University of Economics (IUE), helps keeping temperature, sound, and light under control, factors that influence sleep pattern. The sensors that are attached to the bed during sleep are transmitted to smart phones via Wi-Fi. This way, external factors that influence sleep are identified, and minimized.
Büşra Elif Yelbuz, senior at Department of Psychology, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), qualified to study for her graduate degree at Oxford University among 13 people worldwide. Yelbuz will be conducting academic studies on “compassion” at Oxford University, which ranked among top universities in 2018 World University Rankings.
Lecturers of Vocational School of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) will be mentoring entrepreneurial high school students. IUE academicians, in collaboration with Genç Başarı Eğitim Vakfı (Junior Achievement Turkey), will be mentoring the entrepreneurial projects of high school students, and those projects will later on compete at “Company of the Year Competition”.
İlayda Karakuş, Senior at Department of Fashion and Textile Design, Faculty of Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) is both ice skating and designing costumes for her team at the same time. Karakuş, who is an ice skater at Synchronized Ice Skating Team of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, designs costumes for her team.
Duygu Deniz Turhanlar, student at Department of Mathematics, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), took on caring responsibilities for youth with Down syndrome at ‘İyilik Atölyesi’ (Down Cafe). Turhanlar shares the journey of youth with Down syndrome at Down Cafe, which is supported by a private company and run by Izmir Down Syndrome Association member parents and children. Turhanlar reported that she visited the Down Cafe, which was opened last July, with her family by chance. “We decided to go in there when we were passing by. When I ordered, I felt the need to be with them, accompany them along their journey, and get involved in a social project,” said Turhanlar.
Izmir Economics filmmakers will represent Turkey at Cannes Film Festival at “Short Film Corner”. Onur Erdurak, Canberk Günay, Murat Etyemez, and Ali Galip Özkaya, all juniors from Department of Cinema and Digital Media, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), were selected to present their short film titled, ‘Stranded’ at Cannes Film Festival.
Ege Deliguru and Onat Çipli, both juniors from Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), developed a software program which generates alternatives for weekly course schedules in course selection process. Students will be able to see the best weekly course schedule combinations by entering the course codes in www.whichisgreat.com titled website.
Yeliz Cengiz, Graduate of Department of Fashion and Textile Design, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), presented her “Saza” titled collection to an appreciative audience at the new building of Izmir Chamber of Commerce. Fashion Designer Cengiz displayed 25 wedding gowns she prepared in 6 months by using macramé, a form of textile produced using knotting techniques.
IZMIR ECONOMICS HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP FLAG FOR THE 4th TIME CONSECUTIVELY
Izmir University of Economics (IUE) continues to prove its leadership in education with its entrepreneurial students. The University, which offers international standard education to its more than 10 thousand students, has qualified to have the “Entrepreneurship Flag” for the most number of enterprising projects for the fourth time consecutively in the “Bu Gençlikte İŞ Var” titled competition organized by Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD).
As the second semester for almost 18 million students begins on Monday, February 5, the experts strongly warn parents about being over-involved in many areas of their children’s lives, and putting themselves in the center of their children’s education. Ezgi Oral, Lecturer at Child Development Program, Vocational School of Health Services, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), stated that parents are too involved with everything about their children: their homework, exams, courses, even their social lives. Oral said, “Recent studies reveal that parental involvement in school has little effect on child’s success. Giving a child a chance to take his/her own responsibility, contributes greatly to both academic and social success of the child”.