07 Dec 2022
ITU Chemical-Metallurgical Engineering Faculty’s computer laboratory is in service with its new face
The computer laboratory and study area of our Faculty of Chemical-Metallurgical Engineering has been completely renovated through a comprehensive project. The opening ceremony of the area, which was put into the service of our students under the name “Yıldız Eren Computer Laboratory and Study Area”, took place on December 6, 2022.
News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office
Istanbul Technical University (ITU) continues to create new areas where students can work more comfortably and to improve existing areas. In this context, the computer laboratory and study area of our Faculty of Chemical-Metallurgical Engineering were renovated. “Yıldız Eren Computer Laboratory and Study Area”, renovated with the support of Yıldız Eren and Eren Eren, was opened to the service of our students with a ceremony held on December 6. The study hall and computer laboratory, organized with a comprehensive project and renovation, will provide a new, ergonomic and modern study environment for all ITU students, especially the students of the Faculty of Chemical-Metallurgical Engineering.
Our Rector Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu, Vice-Rectors, Deans and faculty members attended the ceremony, in which Yıldız Eren and Eren Eren, who provided this area to our faculty for the service of ITU students, were also present. The opening ceremony, where the exhibition titled “Metallization from Metal to Art” was also presented to the participants, was followed by a large student audience.
Our Rector Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu expressed the following at the opening ceremony: “It makes us very happy to see the valuable contributions made to our University’s students and therefore to our future. ‘Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayfer Aydın Reading Hall and Library’, which is one of the essential parts of our faculty, has been completely renovated with the initiative and support of Ms. Yıldız Eren and her son Eren Eren. I hope that our redesigned, renovated and reconstructed hall will continue to serve our students for many years to come. In addition to this valuable contribution, I would also like to state that the ‘Yıldız Eren Scholarship’ was launched to be awarded to ten ITU students. On this occasion, I would like to thank Ms. Yıldız and Mr. Eren once again on behalf of ITU for their valuable contributions.”
Addressing the participants on behalf of the Eren Family, Eren Eren said, “This has been a very good work that we realized at the beginning of this year. Today, we are reaping its fruits. Such a study hall has been created. It was my mother’s dream to make such a contribution to the Faculty of Chemical-Metallurgical Engineering. We are very happy that this dream has come true. I hope we will be able to make better and more beautiful ones in the coming years.” Eren Eren thanked our Rector Prof. Dr. Koyuncu, Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Sebahattin Gürmen and retired faculty member Prof. Dr. Hasancan Okutan for their efforts in realizing this project.
Our Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Sebahattin Gürmen emphasized that ITU Faculty of Chemical-Metallurgical Engineering has been continuing its education with the aim of continuous change and development since its establishment, and said: “We work in harmony in line with the strategic goals of R&D, widespread impact and infrastructure development. I am very happy for this opening in the realization of our goal of preparing our students for the future and maintaining an approach that puts them at the center.”
After the opening, the participants visited the exhibition titled “Metallization from Metal to Art”, prepared with the contributions of ITU Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Student Club as part of the 250th anniversary of our University, and encountered many original works of art combining metal and stone.
About Yıldız Eren Computer Laboratory and Study Area
A total of 200 students will be able to benefit from Yıldız Eren Computer Laboratory and Study Area, whose construction started last August and was completed in a short time. The study hall and the laboratory will be open to our students until 12:00 at night. The capacity of the renovated and expanded computer laboratory has been increased from 56 to 72 students.
In order to provide a comfortable study environment for students, the acoustics, lighting and air-conditioning of the building were designed with the utmost care with computational methods. Sun-blocking curtains and a heating system were used to ensure that students can focus on their studies comfortably.