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Research & Education Committee (REC)

Established in 1993, the mission of the AESA Research and Education Committee (REC) is to sponsor the publishing of science and technical texts in Armenia, provide grants to scientists and engineers in Armenia to generate technical products, and promote the advancement of science and engineering education in Armenia.

REC Books

One of the lesser known crises in Armenia today is the increasing lack of technical books and academic texts written in Armenian. These books are either unavailable, becoming outdated, or falling apart due to age. Because of the lack of financial resources, no new books are being written and printed inArmenia to replace and update the old texts. Instead, books written in Russian and English are being used.

As the more technically skilled Armenians continue to leave Armenia, it is likely that technical education will be in English and Russian, and thus the Armenian technical literary base will be lost.

The Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (AESA) Research and Education Committee (REC) is helping to ameliorate this problem by providing funding to engineers, scientists, and architects in Armenia to author and publish academic books in Armenian.

The committee, working with the Armenian Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences, has commissioned more than 40 authors to publish their books. More than 20 of these books have already been published since 1994. These books continue to be used by hundreds of students as textbooks in the universities and technology institutes of Armenia.

The funding for these books is provided by generous donors. These books are dedicated to the donors or their loved ones, whose names are acknowledged on the first pages of the books. Today, the cost of writing and publishing 500 copies of a book can vary between $1,500 and $5,000, depending on the number of pages, amount of artwork, and other details.

Any amount of contribution is welcomed. However, with a contribution of $1,500 or more you may dedicate the book to your loved ones and immortalize their names. A few copies of the already published books are available for sale at $20 each.

Please contact us if you wish to sponsor or buy a book. Or you may mail your tax-deductible donations to AESA, a non-profit organization.

 

The following is a chronological list of some of the published books and their sponsors:


No

Title

Year

Pages

Author

Sponsor

1
Thermal Power
1994146Prof. Maroukhanian
Mrs. Gohar Trikidian
2
Leather Manufacturing 1994 171 Prof. Samvel Harutunyan Anonymous Donor
3
Theory of Computer Aided Design Systems 1995 433 Prof. Harutune Terzian Mr. Art Darian
4
Microelectronics1995271 Prof. Vladimir Harutunyan Mr. & Mrs. Sarkis Barkhoudarian
5
Armenians’ Genetics 1996
233
Prof. Rouben Haroutunyan, and Prof. Nvart Kochar Ms. Armine DerHovanisian
6
Atomic Plant Heat Byproducts199664 L. GhuloyanAESA YPI Committee
7
Semiconductor Instruments - Vol I
1996 457V. Bouniatyan, and V. HarutunyanJoseph Dorian
8
Semiconductor Instruments - Vol II1996445V. Bouniatyan, and V. HarutunyanJoseph Dorian
9
Heat Transfer Processes 1996
424
L. Hovanissian, A Gevorkyan, and A. GalustyanAESA SEUA Committee
10
Fiber Optics Networks1997 Dr. M. Nishanian Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Atpyan
11 Electrical Measurements 1997 118 A. Shaghkamyan AESA YPI Committee
12 Computers
1997
215 Prof. B. Jonpoladyan AESA YPI Committee
13
Evolution Theory 1998
192
Dr. Nadejda Beglaryan Mr. & Mrs. Ben & Janet Roth
14
Solid State Physics - Vol I 1998
291
Dr. Albert Kiragosian Dr. & Mrs. Shahen Bogossian
15
Solid State Physics - Vol II 1999
343
Dr. Albert Kiragosian Dr. Alex, Debora,& Michael Grigorian
16
Microelectroschematics 1999
222
Prof. Senik Mkrtchyan Mr. V. Godoshian
17
Computer Courses-II 1999
316
Prof B. Jonpoladyan Serge Mnatzakanian
18
Programming Technology 2000
366
Prof B. Jonpoladyan Karl & Emma Sogoian
19
Armenian/Caucasian Architecture 2000
264
Prof. Edward Tigranian Dr. & Mrs. Darian, and Dr. & Mrs. Stepan Stepanian
20Electrodynamics Vol-I 2000
325
Dr. Yuri Vartanyan Dr. Stepan Ovanessof
21
Liquid Crystal Hydrodynamic Instabilities 2000
184
Dr. R. Akopyan, and Dr. Y. Chilingirian Mr. George Movsessian and Mrs. Nanette Meramedtjian
22 Colloidal Chemistry2000
428 M. Gevorkyan AESA
23
The Guidance in Solutions of Problems of Theoretical Mechanics2001
320
M. M Manukyan, V. S. Sarkisyan, M. S. Gbrielyan, and M. M. Minasyan Anoushavan & Offik Abramian
24
Atomic Particle Detectors 2002
524
Dr. K. Krupen Dr. Artoon Arakel
25
Geodesy2002
314
Prof. R. H. Movsisian Khudikian Family
26
Classical Mechanics 2004
302
Dr. Ara Avetisyan Mr. Vanig Godoshian
27
Dictionary of Ecological Terms and Phrases
2005141 G. P. Pirumyan, and B. S. Khojumyan Art Darian
28
Seismic Engineering  Prof. Yuri SafaryanAESA
29
Industrial Toxicology   Dr. Emil Babayan Saryan Family

Many others will be added to this list once their record is verified.