“Every child is born as an inventor.”
This is the motto of Bilim Kahramanları Derneği (Science Heroes Association) since it was first found in 2011 with the valuable efforts of a group of volunteers. The aim of the association is to contribute to the public awareness of science and provide a platform where children and young people can learn and experience scientific ways of thinking and approaching matters, also have fun while acting like a scientist. Bilim Kahramanları Derneği has been organizing FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr., World Robot Olympiad programmes and Merak Makinesi (Curiosity Machine) project.
It is the 15th season of FIRST® LEGO® League in Turkey, and 3956 children have participated in local, regional and international tournaments since the programme was first started. The history of FIRST® LEGO® League in Turkey dates back to 2003 when they were organized by volunteers. The first Open International Turkey took place in 2010 in İstanbul, Haliç Congress Center.
As an association, through our programmes and projects; Bilim Kahramanları Derneği has reached out 7954 children and young people as of January 2019, with the help of our more than 1000 volunteers.