ANTALYA BİLİMFEST OPENED ITS DOORS
TR MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY
Minister Varank inaugurated the Antalya Science Center and Science Festival (BİLİMFEST), which was established on an area of 12,500 square meters in DokumaPark with the cooperation of Kepez Municipality and TÜBİTAK. Varank noted that they came together to bring Turkey's largest science center to the city and to open the science and technology festival BİLİMFEST, which will be one of the most important events in the region. Reminding that they have established science centers in 6 provinces, namely Konya, Kocaeli, Kayseri, Bursa, Elazığ and Istanbul, Varank stated that the efforts to establish science centers in Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Düzce and Denizli are continuing.
MASSIVE SCIENCE COMPLEX
“We are opening the biggest science center in Turkey and the first science center in the Mediterranean in Antalya. This place has become a huge science complex with its technological equipment, hands-on workshops, interactive exhibitions and library.” Varank said that the center will offer hands-on workshop training in the fields of biology, chemistry, science, mathematics, astronomy, robotics, coding, woodwork and design. Emphasizing that young people will discover by observing, touching, hearing and trying, Varank said that thanks to entertaining and effective trainings, young people will experience a sense of curiosity and develop original ideas at a young age.
SCIENCE ENTHUSIASTS TOGETHER
Providing information about the center, Varank said, “There are Cemil Meriç Library, Botanic Park, City Museum, Martyrs Museum, Modern Art Gallery and Toy Museum on the Weaving Factory campus, which we are in now, apart from the science center. In other words, with its culture, architecture and thematic fiction, this place appeals not only to our youth, but also to everyone from 7 to 77. The best example of this is BİLİMFEST, which brings together science enthusiasts of all ages. At this festival, dozens of scientific events, workshops and exhibitions, competitions, stage shows, entertaining science shows and family games await our citizens from all over the region.” said.
DOMESTIC AND NATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES
Explaining that institutions such as Turkish Space Agency, TÜBİTAK, ASELSAN, HAVELSAN, ROKETSAN, TUSAŞ, TÜMOSAN also took part in BİLİMFEST, Varank said, “You will be able to watch the striking shows of our source of pride, Solo Türk and Turkish Stars in the sky. In addition, we exhibit our domestic and national technological products, which we are proud of, in the festival area, in order to inspire our youth. We want our young people to be inspired not by listening to the sad stories of our national projects that have been stopped in the past, but by seeing and touching the concrete achievements and products.” he said.
INVITATION TO BİLİMFEST
Varank invited the young people from the surrounding cities with their families to the Science Center and BİLİMFEST and said that the experience they will accumulate here will have a strong impact on their lives. Noting that the conferences and interviews by the experts will leave traces in the minds of the young people, Varank said, “Antalya Science Center and BİLİMFEST will contribute to the dissemination of our vision of the National Technology Move, and to the training of moral Turkish youth equipped with the skills of the age and the future, beneficial to humanity. You will see that there will be respected scientists of this country, successful engineers and original designers who will guide their field.” said.
Pointing out that success is a team game, Varank said, “Team play brings success, ecosystem brings. However, if we work together, we can take our country to the place it deserves, far beyond the level of contemporary civilizations. We all have certain responsibilities in this team game. Dear families and teachers, the most critical task is yours. We must instill the awareness of science and technology in our children.” used the phrases.
NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY MOVEMENT
Referring to the vision of the "National Technology Move", Varank said, "We said that with this vision, Turkey should develop its own technology in the most advanced fields, train the most successful scientists, launch the biggest brands, produce the best product, and develop the most original design. For this reason, we carry out activities for all our students, from primary school to university age, with the understanding that the tree bends when it is wet.” said.
EXPERIENCE IN 55 CITIES
Noting that they have opened science centers in cities where everyone can go, Varank reported that Experiment Technology Workshops, where they provide training in fields such as design, robotics, coding, space and nanotechnology, serve in 55 provinces.
TEKNOFEST FIRE WILL BURN IN THE BLACK SEA
Reminding that they brought 42 international schools that train the best software developers around the world to Turkey, Varank said, "With TEKNOFEST, which is now a world brand, tens of thousands of teams and hundreds of thousands of young people are competing with rockets, electric and autonomous vehicles, UAVs, submarines and projects they developed. I invite all our young people and their families to participate in TEKNOFEST 2022 in Samsun from August 30. This year, the fire of TEKNOFEST will burn in the Black Sea.” he said.
SKY OBSERVATION FESTIVAL
There are sky observation activities where our children can participate with their families.Varank, who noted that he was doing well, said, “We have now extended this event, which we had only done in Saklıkent, to other cities of Anatolia. Children and their families who want to participate in our sky observation festivities can submit their applications until April 15.” used the phrases.
STAR PROGRAM APPLICATIONS STARTED
Explaining that they carry out the Trainee Researcher Scholarship Program (STAR) through TÜBİTAK and that they gain experience in R&D projects carried out or supported by TÜBİTAK, Varank explained that they have started to receive applications for the STAR program, which will give scholarships to 2300 more students, as of today.