The second annual Mole Days Activity was organized by students and staff of the Chemistry department of İnönü V&T High School to create public awareness to the fundamentals of Chemistry and to motivate students. Prof. Dr. Sezgin Bakırdere was invited as a main speaker for the event and he gave a presentation on the important role of Chemists in industry and academia. His interactive presentation and practical topics captivated the audience for about an hour. He challenged the young students to pursue greater heights in the diverse fields of chemistry and cited Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar as an inspiration. He left the students with the saying: “If he can, so can I”. Also in attendance were some members of the Bakırdere Research Group including Miss Gözde Özzeybek, the proud recipient of the prestigious Best Poster Award at the recently organized 7th IUPAC Green Chemistry Conference in Moscow. At the end of the presentation, Miss Özzeybek shared her award winning experience with the students, reminding them of her similar beginnings in high school, and that all it required was hard work, dedication and passion. The director of the high school presented Prof. Bakırdere with an appreciation plaque and both men cut a cake to commemorate the Mole Days Activity.

Dotse Selali Chormey