Students who succeeded in the “High School Students Research Projects Final Competition” which has been organized by TÜBİTAK Directorate of Science Fellowships and Grant Programmes (TÜBİTAK BİDEB) successfully represented Turkey at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Projects Competition.
Every year, the High School Students Research Projects Final Competition is organized by TÜBİTAK BİDEB in order to encourage high school students to work in the basic, social and applied science fields, to motivate their work and to contribute to their scientific development. Since 2000, students who succeed in this competition has been competing at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Project Competition on behalf of Turkey. 9 projects from Turkey competed this year in the organization which was held in Pittsburgh, USA in May, with the attendance of more than 100 projects from 83 countries.
During the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Project Competition, Berna Akdeniz and Leyla Al Masoud’s project on biology “Kanserden Değil, Geç Kalmaktan Kork” ranked as the third; Melih Şahin’s project on mathematics "Kuvvet Fark Üçgenleri ile Dizilerin Genel Terimlerinin Formülüzasyonu ve Asal Sayılarla Olan İlişkisi" ranked as the fourth and Atalay Kutlay’s project on codification "RDS Teknolojisiyle Uzun Menzilli Wi-Fi Ağlarına Alternatif Ağ Modeli Oluşturulması" took the special award from Turkey this year. Students whose projects rank as the first, second and third at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Project Competition, can enter the university departments in their field of study which are pre-determined by the Assessment, Selection and Placement Center of Turkey (ÖSYM) without any entrance examination or gain a supplemental score during the University Entrance Exam. Moreover, these students can have the direct access to TÜBİTAK 2205 – National Undergraduate Scholarship Programme.