Design Graduate Student Ms. Ece Altınbaşak Won Fulbright Grant to Pursue Her Doctoral Studies at USA

28 June 2011 - Tuesday

Design Graduate Program second year student and Marie Curie DesignHEALS Research Project Assistant Ms. Ece Altinbasak was selected among hundreds of applicants to receive the Fulbright Grant to pursue her doctoral studies at USA.

Ece Altınbaşak was graduated from Çukurova University at 2009 and accepted to Design Graduate Program, that was opened the same year. Ece is interested in participatory design of playgrounds and physical activity of children and has been working closely with her thesis advisor Assistant Prof. Dr. Orçun Kepez. Ece presented preliminary findings of her research at 42nd Annual International Conference of Environmental Design Research Association, which was held a month ago at Chicago.  Ece will continue her full-time position at DesignHEALS Research Group and work with Dr. Kepez on publications until her leave to a doctoral program at United States.

With her early achievement prior application to American doctoral programs, there is no doubt that Ece will be accepted to a prestigious doctoral program at USA.

Congratulations Ece, and we wish you the very best in your future academic career!

Ece’s Academic Achievements in Design Master Program

Altınbasak E., Kepez O. (2011) Designing Active Playgrounds for Schools through Participatory Design. Environmental Design Research Association 42nd Annual International Conference. 25-28 May 2011. Chicago, USA. (Paper presentation, abstract publication)
Altinbasak E. (2010) What are the expectations of Primary Children's from school gardens? Ankara University 1st Graduate Student Symposium. 20-21 May 2010, Ankara, Turkey.(Paper presentation)

Exhibitions / Sergiler:
Altınbasak E.(2010) Installation: Words of press on Refugees. National exhibition organized by United Nations Refugee Agency, Ankara, Turkey.
Altınbasak E.(2010) Installation: Refugees – In fact – A dictionary. National exhibition organized by United Nations Refugee Agency, Ankara, Turkey.

Grants / Ödüller
06.2010- Travel Grant to Attend EDRA Conference- TUBİTAK
07.2010-07.2012 Research Assistantship - EU7th Framework Marie Curie DesignHEALS Project (Principal Investigator: Dr. Orcun Kepez)