The 8th National Young Researchers Conference (NAYREC) organized by the students of the Education Faculty, was held on May 19th, 2021, at Tishk International University. This conference has been held annually for the past 8 years and has yielded a great outcome each time.

All preparations were carried out by the students of the Faculty of Engineering, including the organization, coordination, and evaluation of the abstract paper for each project to be presented. The event was directed by the conference chair, Dr. Süleyman Çelik, co-chair, Ms. Slvar Abdulazeez, and the conference secretary, Ms. Nuha Nawshirwan.

Throughout the years, NAYREC has provided an opportunity for many students to improve their organization and evaluation skills via preparing for this conference. The arrangement for this event is usually supervised by a few staff members who also guide the students.

The conference began with an opening ceremony hosted by a student of TIU, Bahasht Star, in the presence of Dr. Abdulsamad Salahuddin, President of TIU, Dr. Idris Hadi, Head of Board of Trustees, Dr. Wasfi Kahwachi, Vice President, Dr. Mehmet Özdemir, Vice President, and Dr. Süleyman Çelik, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.

The inaugural was followed by a speech from the President of TIU and the Head of Board of Trustees, in which a TIU lecturer was presented as the keynote speaker of the event. All participating students were then sent to their specified classes to begin presenting their projects; each class was joined by three lecturers for the evaluation of the projects. The conference consisted of three sessions and two coffee breaks, and a lunch rest. 88 students presented at the conference altogether. Many students from other universities also presented, including Salahadin University, Soran University, and Lebanese French University.

Student Zanyar Othman represented the Head of the Organizing Committee, and Lydya Aso, also a student, was chosen as the Head of the Scientific Committee. The organizing committee consisted of 10 students and the scientific committee consisted of 11.

The conference came to an end at 14:45 with a closing ceremony, where all students received certificates of appreciation for their work and dedication. On behalf of TIU, we would like to thank our intelligent and skilled students for their hard work and excellent organization of the event. We wish to see more of such activities prepared by our students in the future.