The logo of METU-TEKPOL symbolises an alert owl. The western cultures associate owls with wisdom. The goddess of the Athens in the Ancient Greek, Athena had the owl as a symbol. Back in the Indo-European cultures the owl symbolised dignity, wisdom and dedication. The logo was inspired by Prof. Hasan Ünal Nalbantoğlu of Department of Sociology who unfortunately passed away in 2011.
A description about TEKPOL logo
METU TEKPOL, "About the logo", contributed by Duygu Kasdogan, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 12 August 2018, accessed 1 October 2023. http://www.stsinfrastructures.org/content/about-logo