This summer, the team of Dr. Giovanni Volpe (Department of Physics) was assisted in the projects “Experimental Measurement of Critical Casimir Forces” and “Experimental Studies of Microswimmers” by German students Lukas Barth and Falko Schmidt.
These two highly qualified students were selected by the Rise Program of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and placed at Bilkent University, where they obtained valuable laboratory experience.
The Rise Program gives students the opportunity to undertake internships in physics, biology, chemistry and engineering laboratories around the world. During the internship, the intern is supported by a scholarship from the DAAD.
Bilkent is the first university in Turkey to offer internships via the Rise Program. The DAAD hopes to expand this program at Bilkent and in Turkey. For more information, please contact the DAAD language assistant (yabancı diller koordinatörlüğü) or the information center in Ankara: firstname.lastname@example.org.