COMD Açılış Töreni: “POWER – Empowerment of Youth on Renewable Energies for Sustainable Society,” FFB-06, 10:00 15 Ekim

Dear colleagues and friends,

The Department of Communication and Design kindly would like to invite you to the opening ceremony of the POWER teaching and training event within the scope of our Erasmus plus project “POWER – Empowerment of Youth on Renewable Energies for Sustainable Society” (KA205).

It will take place on Tuesday, October 15 at 10:00-12:00 in the Department of Communication and Design of Bilkent University (Hall FFB-06). Beside the Bilkent COMD member Asst. Prof. Dr. Lutz Peschke, Asst. Prof. Dr. Fans Folkvord from Open Evicence Research Center Open Evidence and Dr. Gökçen Baş from Vienna University of Technology will give keynotes about the POWER project. Aftwards the master students Murat Can Becerir and Elif Erkek will guide a tour through the poster exhibition which were created by COMD undergraduate students last year.

Some background information about the POWER project:

POWER is a project of Strategical Partnership for Youth of the Erasmus plus programme. The main goal is the “Empowerment of Youth on Renewable Energy for Sustainable Societies”. Within the scope of this project the consortium created a concept to instruct and train young students from middle and high school with help of the so-called peer learning methodology. During the next three days, young students from Bilkent University will become educated as peer-instructors and will give their knowledge to highschool students in five different cities in Turkey in the next three month (Canakkale, Trabzon, Izmir, Igdir and Hatay). Central part of the project is a Renewable Energy Poster Exhibition which was created by my COMD335 students (Science Writing and Journalism). The poster exhibition was evaluated within the scope of a reception study at Bilkent and Tilburg University/Netherlands.

The partner of the project beside the Department of Communication and Design of Bilkent University are:

– Ankara Provincial Directiorate of Environment and Urbanization, Ankara/Turkey (coordinator)
– Open Evidence, Barcelona/Spain
– iserundschmidt – agency for science communication, Bonn/Germany
– Vienna University of Technology, Vienna/Austria
– TERA Ankara, Turkey