Turkey's Changemakers: Come on friends, let’s do science
Ayça Arslan Ergül has been named the fourth Changemaker of the 7th season of the Sabanci Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program.
A meritorious scientist tries to motivate younger generations to progress on the path of Aziz Sancar and improve science in our country. Ergül goes to high schools and gives seminars to increase young people’s internal motivation and interest in science.
Ergül works in the field of molecular biology at Bilkent University. Beside academic research, she conducts a valuable project to encourage high school students to become interested in science and increase their self-confidence. She gives seminars periodically to build awareness and to guide students’ way through college. Ergül has given seminars to thousands of students in 20 different schools in Ankara so far.
Ergül has set out from her failures and fears, in addition to her successes and dreams. She gives seminars to teenagers to instill them with self-confidence and a love for science. As such, in addition to her valuable scientific studies, she has made a great difference in the lives of high-school students.