ÔÇśHistory of TurkeyÔÇÖ (HIST 200) is a compulsory course for all Bilkent University undergraduate students. This course is designed to encourage students to work in group projects about any topic of their choice that relates to the history of Turkey.┬á Since the beginning of 2011 Spring Semester, students from each department at Bilkent University have been presenting their group projects based on their research topics. Each of these projects shed light on a specific field of Turkish history. These projects are then examined by a panel from Bilkent University and successful projects are chosen to receive awards in the September of the following academic year. The award ceremony for projects completed during the Fall, Spring and Summer terms of 2012-2013 academic year took place on September 23, 2013 at 17:45, C-Block Amphitheater.┬á Out of 461 total projects completed, 10 successful projects were chosen to receive special certificates as well as a newly published special volume entitled Essays in Honor of ├ľzer Ergen├ž .┬á This yearÔÇÖs award ceremony started with Rector AtalarÔÇÖs opening talk stressing the importance of effective education and teaching in general, and proper history education in particular.┬á This was followed by Prof. ├ľzer Ergen├žÔÇÖs speech entitled ÔÇťLearning History Begins with the Immediate EnvironmentÔÇŁ.┬á Emphasizing the uniqueness of history among the social sciences, Prof. Ergen├ž discussed various approaches to the discipline of history and concluded with the innovative aspects of HIST 200 course in Bilkent.┬á The award recipients also presented their projects; their enthusiasm in sharing their learning experiences and their glowing comments about team processes ended the ceremony on a very happy. The awards and their recipients for 2012-2013 academic year are as follows:
- ÔÇťKURULAR K├ľY├ťÔÇÖNDEN G├ťNDO─×DU K├ľYÔÇÖ├ťNE: B─░R M├ťBADELE H─░KAYES─░ÔÇŁ Abdullah Alt─▒nta┼č (LAW), ├ça─čla Giray(PSYC), Eda M├╝ft├╝o─člu(IR), ├ľmer ┼×irin(IE), Vildan ─░l(PSYC).
- ÔÇťT├ťRK─░YEÔÇÖDE ├ťRET─░LEN ─░LK ├çAMA┼×IR MAK─░NES─░ VE MUC─░T KAM─░L TOLONÔÇÖUN HAYATIÔÇŁ Elvan Kuzucu(EE), Vasfiye G├╝l A├ž─▒kel(LAW), U─čur Acer (EE), Muhammed ┼×aban Okka(EE), Munise K├╝bra ┼×ahin(IE).
- ÔÇť─░LK T├ťRK DEN─░ZALTILARINDAN ATILAYÔÇÖIN SER├ťVEN─░ÔÇŁ ┼×evval Ay┼čeg├╝l U├žar(EE), Mehmet Can Tuncer(MATH), Mehmet Erhan Erk├Âseo─člu(EE), Melis G├╝rate┼č(EE), Yi─čithan Tezg├Âren (MAN).ÔÇťKIZILAY MEYDANI TAR─░H─░ÔÇŁAli Naci Uysal(CS), Burak Oran(THM), Burak Polat(THM), Kerim Bartu K├Âm├╝rc├╝(CS), Mert ├ľzkul(THM), Zahit Sayg─▒n Do─ču(CS).