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”.
İnan Evin, a junior at Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), ranked among the top 50 students worldwide at the competition held by UNITY, world-renowned software company and a cross-platform game engine. Evin, thanks to his portfolio and motivation letter, qualified to attend the Game Developers Conference (GDC), world's largest professional game industry event, to be held in San Francisco.
The virtual world gained 30 new games under the theme of ‘Transmission’ at digital game sector’s most important game development organization Global Game Jam’s (GGJ) Izmir leg. Two hundred participants spent 48 hours with little or no sleep at the event organized by Izmir University of Economics (IUE) where software developers, designers, and members of computer world came together.
Prospective university students got rid of their exam anxiety at Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE). Youth, who came together at IUE Multi-Purpose Hall at “Design for Future with Youth Workshop”, expressed their dreams, visions in the fields of architecture, interior architecture and environmental design, industrial design, visual communication design, and fashion and textile design by using waste paper, fabrics, boxes, etc. Students, who reported that they had difficulty coping with anxiety and stress during the preparation process for university entrance exams, projected their hopes through design at the workshop.
Applications, for Izmir University of Economics (IUE) master’s and Ph.D. programs for spring semester for those, who want to refresh their visions, get a career, and improve their careers, started. Students will get a chance to improve themselves on a wide variety of subjects from electronics engineering to finance, from logistics management to health institutions management offered with thesis or non-thesis options as well as distance learning.
High schoolers made a documentary of the experiences of their peers on social media, peer victimization, correct use of Turkish, racism, discrimination, and gender. More than 60 high school students, who attended the 7th Communication Workshop organized by Faculty of Communication, Izmir University of Economics, projected the daily life problems they face personally in the creative documentary, media, and play workshops.
Buse Bircan, Berk Arık, and Beril Bayer, Students from Department of Industrial Engineering, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), came in first place at the Product Supply Challenge case analysis competition held by Procter & Gamble (P&G). Students, who competed as Busy B’s titled team, outcompeted third and fourth year undergraduate students, and graduate students nationwide, and achieved a phenomenal success.
University students find solutions to their problems such as finding a rental, roommate, making friends, accessing course grades, etc. with a social networking site named, “geyiklife”, founded by entrepreneurial students of Izmir University of Economics (IUE). Aydan Gül, student at IUE Department of Psychology, and Burcu Durmaz, student at IUE Department of Public Relations and Advertising, the masterminds behind the project, which allows students to be interact efficiently with each other, not only make friends at IUE, they can also make friends at other universities.
Digital game sector’s most important game development organization Global Game Jam’s (GGJ) Izmir leg, GGJ Aegean, brings software developers, designers, and members of computer world together at Izmir University of Economics (IUE). Two hundred participants will develop games within 48 hours at this year’s event, which had been hosted by IUE since 2012. Expert software developers will also provide support.
Emre Küheylan, Lecturer at Radio and TV Programming, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), is curating the Z FotoFest’s photography exhibition that has the main theme of “Oxygen” this year.