TÜBİTAK BİLGEM held “Crypto Child Workshop” during the “April 23 International Children Festival” which was organized between 22-23-24 April of 2016. The workshop was organized with the joint contributions of BİLGEM UEKAE and Corporate Communication Department.
In the event, which was organized by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality and hosted approximately a thousand children from 41 countries, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM stand was visited by a hundreds of children. With “Crypto Child Workshop”, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM aimed at creating awareness among children towards cryptology and mathematics.
Additionally, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM made presentations on Mathematics and Cryptology and played games with children. Presentations and games consisted of different parts, prepared for children of preschool, elementary and primary education. Children both learned and enjoyed during the plays on mathematics, crypto and mind games. Both children and the youth visiting TÜBİTAK BİLGEM stand were presented TÜBİTAK publications. Parents and other adults were also presented TÜBİTAK publications and informed about TÜBİTAK BİLGEM
In the festival under the theme of “Science”, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM was represented with the following names: Mehmet Sabır Kiraz (PhD), İsa Sertkaya (PhD), Öznur Arabacı, Osmanbey Uzunkol (PhD), Mehmet Karahan, Umut Uludağ (PhD), Ahmet Çakmak, Muhammed Ali Bingöl, Atakan Arslan, Meltem Parmaksız, Müge Arıtürk Mızrak, Filiz Ağdemir, Hacer Şartepe Gören, Şeyda Doğru, Hilal Dursun Sökmen and Kerem Bora Özbayrak.
Children from all around the world visited three different galleries namely being “Perception and Reality”, “Try and See” and “Our Dynamic World” at Kocaeli Science Center. Additionally, the center, with its workshops, specially-designed galleries, exhibition areas, scientific notations, library, research offices and science cafe, became a center of attention where children both learned and enjoyed.