OMU Made Its Mark on TEKNOFEST Black Sea
05 September 2022, Monday - 17:02
Updated: 05 September 2022, Monday - 17:02
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Ondokuz Mayıs University (OMU) made its mark on the world's largest aviation, space, and technology festival, TEKNOFEST, which was held in Samsun, with the awards it won and its success in preparation.

OMU achieved great success with a total of 17 awards

In the first year we participated as an academic stakeholder, our University achieved great success by winning 17 awards at TEKNOFEST Black Sea. Twenty-three student teams from OMU became finalists in competitions, and nine of these teams won awards. OMU academicians, on the other hand, succeeded in receiving patent awards for seven inventions at the Istanbul International Invention Fair (ISIF) organized under TEKNOFEST. In addition, Faculty of Communication, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema student Yasir Yıldırım won the TEKNOFEST Short Film Competition.

On the 4th day of TEKNOFEST, which aims to raise awareness of technology and science in society as a whole and to increase Turkey's human resources trained in the fields of science and engineering, the winners of the technology competitions organized within the scope of the festival were awarded by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Awards we have won

In technology competitions; Flying Car Competition Most Original Software Award (Flying Vehicle Team), Biotechnology Innovation Competition Best Presentation Award (Genetic Reprogrammers Team), Agricultural Unmanned Land Vehicle Second Prize (OMU-TAR Team), Roketsan Vertical Landing Third Prize (OMU Team Tanyeli), Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Locality Award (LOTUS UAV Team), Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Honorable Mention Award (Team Esinti), Model Satellite Best Presentation Award (OMU Team Saturn) and the First Prize and Encouragement Prize at the TÜBİTAK 2242 Student Project Competitions.

The winner of the Teknofest Short Film Competition was OMU Faculty of Communication, Department of Radio, Television, and Cinema student Yasir Yıldırım with his short film "Crimson Raven."

In addition, at ISIF'22, within the scope of Teknofest, Ondokuz Mayıs University won a total of seven awards; one WPO prestige award, one gold, two silver, and three bronze medals.

We worked hard! We did it!

Rector Prof. Dr. Yavuz Ünal used the following phrases in his statement; "As Ondokuz Mayıs University, we worked hard for Teknofest! We did it! By preparing for Teknofest with TEKNOMÜ Technology Workshops, we made 23 of our teams become finalists and won 10 awards. We also received seven awards for our ten inventions at ISIF. We would like to express our endless gratitude to all our students and academics who have made us proud with a total of 17 awards."

OMU stand attracted significant attention from visitors

TEKNOFEST Karadeniz, held at Çarşamba Airport, hosted hundreds of thousands of technology enthusiasts from 7 to 70 throughout the festival. The stand of Ondokuz Mayıs University attracted significant attention from the visitors at the festival, which has been hosting innovative technologies for five years. While the projects developed by academicians and students were exhibited at the OMU stand, various activities were organized with the participation of the guests.

We would like to thank the members of Ondokuz Mayıs University, who made us proud with their success in the first year we participated as an academic stakeholder, and we wish them continued success.


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