In a ceremony, on the 9th of December 1998, marking the establishment of the Orhan Alisbah Fellowship in Bilkent's Mathematics Department, graduate student Burak Gurel and fourth year undergraduate student Aytek Erdil were named the first recepients of the awards, which provide $3,000 to an outstanding graduate student and $2,000 to an outstanding undergraduate student as determined by a committee chaired by Science Faculty Dean Hasan Erten. Speaking at the event was Bilsel Alisbah, a senior lecturer in Bilkent's Faculty of Business Administration. He established the Fellowship in memory of his father, the late Orhan Alisbah, one of Turkey's early and leading mathematicians. The ceremony was joined by besides Alisbah family members by the Rector, the Provost and a large group of students and faculty.


 Aytek Erdil, Burak Gurel and Bilsel Alisbah
Mefharet Kocatepe, Bilsel Alisbah, Burak Gurel, Aytek Erdil and members of Alisbah family.



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