Outreach

2018 – Mehmet talks about ancient DNA at METU DAS.
2017 – Dilek, Duha & Mehmet helped organise a popular evolution symposium in Istanbul (2017 Evrim, Bilim ve Egitim Sempozyumu, Bogazici University), where Mehmet and Dilek gave talks on the teaching of evolution.
2017 – CompEvo contribute significantly to the drafting of a report on “Why Evolution Needs to be Covered in the Compulsory Education Curriculum” (in Turkish), published by the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Society of Turkey and other associations.
2017 – Dilek & Mehmet helped organize an “Evolution for Teachers” activity in Izmir.
2016 – CompEvo members help in organising a Computational Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Summer School in Sirince, with the generous support of ESEB and the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Society of Turkey.
2015 – Ekin helped in organizing a popular evolution symposium in Istanbul (2015 Evrim, Bilim ve Egitim Sempozyumu, Bogazici University), where Mehmet and Dilek gave talks on human evolution and ancient DNA.
2014 – Gülşah gave a popular science talk on ancient DNA at a meeting organized by the METU student club.
2014 – Mehmet gave a popular science seminar on human evolution at the Aykut Kence Evrim Konferansi, METU (organized by the METU student club).
2013 – Mehmet helped organize a popular evolution symposium in Istanbul (2013 Evrim, Bilim ve Egitim Sempozyumu, Bogazici University) and talked on human evolutionary genetics; plus gave a similar talk to for teachers (Egitimde Sinif Tavri, Istanbul).
2012-2013 – Mehmet was part of the Rasmus Nielsen lab team (organized by Rori Rohlfs and Emilia Huerta Sanchez) teaching evolution at a Berkeley High School biology class.
Since 2010 – Mehmet, Ekin, Ezgi and Özgür have been writing and editing popular science articles on evolution, aging, genetics, ecology, science policy at BilimSol and Sol Portal.

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