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[Science and Education]: FAR Continues to Provide Opportunity to Armenia’s Scientists standard

Current and previous ANSEF grantees gathered recently at the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (NASA) to learn more about opportunities for funding from various European Institutions. FAR partnered with NASA’s Department of International Science and Technology, on the event, which is part of FAR’s effort to be consistent with creating more opportunities for Armenian scientists. FAR Education and Science Programs Coordinator Edik Karapetyan, along with the Head of International Science and Technology Programs Department at NASA Tigran Arzumanyan welcomed the participants and asked them to take every possibility to develop their work. Program coordinators presented on the opportunities, which included Erasmus+; Study and Research in Germany, a DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) program; and Overview of the Horizon 2020, which ...

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[FAR Education]: U.S. Engineers Visit Armenia, Furthering Partnership standard

FAR’s partnership forged last year with Rutgers University and the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia (NUACA) is getting stronger. The result: more young people in Armenia have the chance for a better education and to further develop their architecture and engineering careers in Armenia. Recently, professors and Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America, New York – New Jersey (AESA NY-NJ) section members Vahan Tanal, David Michaelian and AESA Division President Hovhannes Mardirossian, visited Armenia as part of the cooperation between NUACA and Rutgers University’s Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (RUCAIT). During their visit Mr. Tanal and Mr. Michaelian made presentations on major tunnel projects at NUACA, with Mr. Tanal focusing on construction of the Bosporus tube ...

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[ANSEF]: Thirty Research Groups Awarded ANSEF Grants for 2015 standard

Thirty scientific groups have been chosen as this year’s winners of the Armenian National Science and Education Fund (ANSEF). Each group will receive a $5,000 grant to support further development of their research in biology, physics, chemistry, biotechnology or astronomy, among other areas. FAR’s Education and Science Programs Manager Eduard Karapetyan opened the January 23 ANSEF award ceremony by congratulating all 108 scientists who make up these 30 groups. Armenian National Academy of Science President Radik Martisoryan then thanked the ANSEF Research Council for its honest and unbiased work, while emphasizing its importance and the value of these grants to scientists, particularly young scientists, of Armenia. ANSEF’s Research Council received 174 applications this year. In recent years ANSEF has put ...

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[FAR Education]: New Partnership Creates Great Opportunity standard

A new partnership forged by FAR between Rutgers University and the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia (NUACA) offers a great opportunity for Armenian students. Fifty students from Armenia, along with several university professors, attended the Engineering Project Management and Construction Project Management/Quality Control courses, which were held at NUACA in Yerevan in November. Taught by US professors Dr. Vahan Tanal and Dr. David Mikaelian (who also represent the Armenian Engineers and Scientists Association of America), the courses offered the fundamentals of modern engineering in project management, designed to introduce the attendees to the best practices in the United States, while also giving them an opportunity to further pursue a degree program. Thirty eight attendees who successfully completed the ...

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[Science and Education]: Bringing New Opportunities to Future Students standard

11,525 prospective students will be applying to higher educational institutions of Armenia for the 2014-2015 academic year. As such, FAR is expecting to receive numerous applications from students to seize the opportunities offered by the FAR Education Programs. Future students will have a chance to apply to six different scholarship programs: Mathevosian Scholarship, Jerar Nishanian Foundation Scholarship, Gulamerian Foundation Scholarship, Ester Ajemian Scholarship, Armine and Garabed Zambak Scholarship, and the Mardigian Scholarship. Since 1997, FAR has provided scholarships to students all over Armenia. At the moment, more than 300 students receive our benefactors’ generous support. You can read more about our scholarship students’ experience with FAR in our feature stories below: Click here to meet Marlena Manukyan  who is studying International ...

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[Science and Education]: Ensuring Conditions for Healthy Activities in Berd standard

The Chinchin village school in Berd region will soon have a renovated gym. Students will be able to play basketball and volleyball, and hold proper PE classes there. Nare Antonyan, 17, is a 2014 graduate of the school and will soon test her knowledge as she applies to college in the nation’s capital Yerevan. While Nare will hardly have the chance to enjoy the shiny new gym at her beloved school, she is happy that her village mates will have the chance instead. “It is not just about me, but also my friends. They will play in the renovated gym and I will be happy for them,” Nare says with a sweet smile. Until then, the students in Chinchin play ...

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[Science and Education]: ANSEF Helps to Build a Successful Young Generation of Scientists standard

The success stories of FAR beneficiaries inspire the FAR team’s work in Armenia every day. Sometimes these stories are extraordinary – such as the success of ANSEF grant recipient and principal investigator Dr. Artak Barseghyan. In October of 2013 Dr. Barseghyan was awarded “The Best Scientific Work” award on the occasion of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia’s 70th anniversary. The event was organized by the World Armenian Congress, the Union of Armenians of Russia, the Ministry of Diaspora and the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia. In the past, Dr. Barseghyan has been honored with a double award for his scientific works by the U.S. Civilian Research Foundation (CRDF), among various other awards, certificates, and diplomas from ...

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[Science and Education]: A Special Calling standard

Araks Arakelyan has felt a special calling in life since a very young age: to serve others. She was born just two months after her father, a freedom fighter of the Karabagh War, had returned home to Sisian with news of peace. Araks, now 20 years old, is able to pursue her dream of improving others’ lives thanks to FAR’s Avedis and Arsho Baghsarian Scholarship. She is in her second year of studies at the Yerevan State University and was recently recruited by Yerevan TV’s Lratu news program. Araks is very excited for the changes her work will enable her to bring. Namely, she can’t wait for her video report about inclusive education in Armenia to be aired on TV. ...

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[Science and Education]: Jerar Nishanian Scholars Continue to Demonstrate Academic Excellence standard

Fifty-one Jerar Nishanian Scholarship recipients who have demonstrated academic excellence this school year were recently awarded with honorary certificates from the Jerar Nishanian Foundation. A recent meeting held at Gavar State University recognized their progress. In addition, 22 Jerar Nishanian scholars recently graduated from Gavar State University. The other 30 scholars will continue their studies as continuation of their scholarships has been confirmed for the 2013-2014 academic year. All students expressed their deep gratitude for the help and support they receive from the Jerar Nishanian Foundation.

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[Science and Education]: A Striking Example of Efficient Cooperation standard

The Gavar Special School #1 unveiled its renovated main entrance with a newly-installed ramp and its Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Room during a beautiful opening ceremony on September 17. The event was the culmination of efforts by Gavar Special School #1 New York Auxiliary Committee member Cano Ozgener from New York – in memory of his beloved parents Haigaser and Siranoush Ozgener (Berberian). The renovation was made possible through the Committee’s collaboration with longtime partner FAR to renovate individual parts of the school. The Gavar #1 Special School was established in the regional center of the Gegharquniq region 35 years ago to serve children with physical and mental disabilities. In its mission to care for, treat, and educate the children, ...

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