As part of the Intern Researcher Scholarship Program (STAR) funded by TÜBİTAK, it is planned for undergraduate students to take part in research projects conducted or supported by TÜBİTAK Centers and Institutes for a period of 6 months.

With a great project-based scholarship program conducted for the first time in Turkey, TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center (MAM) supports successful students in gaining research experience in the science and technology fields they are interested in. Besides academic studies, we keep supporting undergraduate students by involving them in scientific research projects in order to help them enhance their creativity, engineering, problem-solving and intellectual skills by means of all our capabilities.

As TÜBİTAK MAM, we host around 150 STAR Scholarship Holders. To make a significant contribution to our National Technology Move and to allow Turkey to gain qualified human resource, we hold TÜBİTAK MAM Institutes Promotion Program with a view to encourage undergraduate students to discover R&D culture and take the first steps into innovation, production, R&D studies and research ecosystem.

The promotion program, which was originally planned for STAR Scholarship Holders, has been opened, by popular demand, to all interns, scholarship holders in the Center, master and PhD students in Turkey and abroad and to all our staff. 

As part of the two-month long TÜBİTAK MAM Institutes Promotion Program, the first event was held on February 25, 2021 by Senior Researcher Dr. Atilla YILMAZ with a 40-minute presentation and 20-minute Q&A session on Polar Research Institute (KARE). The students participating in the event, including the ones from abroad, expressed gratitude to TÜBİTAK MAM for the organization of such a program and for allowing them to participate.

During the event, it was remarkable that the students were curious and excited when they asked questions to Dr. YILMAZ on R&D and scientific research projects in Polar regions, national polar expeditions, polar camps, polar research infrastructure and facilities, polar logistics, etc. The answers to their questions fed their curiosity and they left the program expressing their wish for the program to be continued.

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