We Attended TEKNOFEST Award Ceremony

Our Rector Prof. Dr. Nurullah Okumuş attended the “International and High School Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Competition” Award Ceremony organized by TÜBİTAK within the scope of TEKNOFEST.

The ceremony held at Afyon Motor Sports Center was attended by TÜBİTAK President Hasan Mandal, Afyonkarahisar Governor Assoc. Dr. Kübra Güran Yiğitbaşı, Afyonkarahisar Deputies Atty. Ali Özkaya and Atty. İbrahim Yurdunuseven, Mayor Mehmet Zeybek, AKU Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karakaş, Head of Turks Abroad and Related Communities Abdullah Eren, protocol members and guests.

Stating that TEKNOFEST is not just a competition, President of Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) Abdullah Eren said, “The national technology move wants to take Turkey’s national and free technologies from the high school level and raise young people from there and spread them to all layers of society with a social mobilization. ” said.

Speaking at the award ceremony of the UAV races attended by more than 250 teams that were successful in international and inter-high school categories, TÜBİTAK President Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal stated that there were 500 thousand participants in the first year of TEKNOFEST and that 500 thousand people came to TEKNOFEST to visit. In the fifth year of TEKNOFEST, considering the pandemic, Mandal said that 750 thousand students applied to compete as candidates, adding that this is a magnificent development.

Expressing that they look to the future with hope, Mandal continued his words as follows: “I would like to thank all of you for progressing towards being individuals who design, develop and produce, not those who use technology, not those who are addicted, within the scope of our national technology move for Turkey, the country and humanity. We want the success to continue to increase.”

Lastly, Afyonkarahisar Governor Assoc. Dr. Yiğitbaşı stated that it is very important that this festival is held in Afyonkarahisar on the 100th anniversary of the Great Victory and that there is no loser in the festival. Assoc. Dr. Yiğitbaşı addressed the participants and said, “We would always like to host you in Afyonkarahisar. The door of our city is always open to you.” he said.

After the speeches, the prizes were presented to the winners.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 December 2022