A Journey of Perseverance, Aysegul Dastan | STAN 2011

May 21, 2011 - Aysegul Dastan tells her incredible life story from being the first girl to attend middle school in her village in Turkey to coming to Stanford to pursue her Ph.D. In her village where an elementary school education was the expected path for girls, Dastan graduated from Stanford with MS and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering.

STAN: Society, Technology, Art and Nature, was Stanford University's prototype conference for TEDxStanford, and showcased some of the university's top faculty, students, alumni and performers in an intense four-hour event laced with surprising appearances and memorable experiences. STAN, modeled after TED, explored big questions about society, technology, art and nature in a format that invites feedback and engagement.

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