Outreach

2022 – Arkeo Atlas is back after almost ten years with an issue completely dedicated to the Neolithic in Anatolia. Dilek and Mehmet penned an article summing up ancient DNA research pertaining to Anatolian sites, whereas Ezgi, Füsun and Kanat wrote an article focusing on kinship. The issue also features articles by our collaborators Çiğdem Atakuman and Y. Selim Erdal.

2020 – Meriç gave a talk about “Biology and Evolution” at a highschool event.
2018 – Çiğem Atakuman and Mehmet Somel talk 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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