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.
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 These books are either unavailable, becoming outdated, or falling apart due to age.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:
|1||Thermal Power||1994||146||Prof. 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||Microelectronics||1995||271||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 Byproducts||1996||64||L. Ghuloyan||AESA YPI Committee|
| 7||Semiconductor Instruments - Vol I||1996||457||V. Bouniatyan, and V. Harutunyan||Joseph Dorian|
| 8||Semiconductor Instruments - Vol II||1996||445||V. Bouniatyan, and V. Harutunyan||Joseph Dorian |
| 9||Heat Transfer Processes|| 1996|| 424||L. Hovanissian, A Gevorkyan, and A. Galustyan||AESA SEUA Committee|
| 10||Fiber Optics Networks||1997||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|
|20||Electrodynamics 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 Chemistry||2000||428||M. Gevorkyan||AESA|
|23||The Guidance in Solutions of Problems of Theoretical Mechanics||2001|| 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||Geodesy||2002||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||2005||141||G. P. Pirumyan, and B. S. Khojumyan||Art Darian|
| 28||Seismic Engineering||Prof. Yuri Safaryan||AESA|
| 29||Industrial Toxicology||Dr. Emil Babayan||Saryan Family|
Many others will be added to this list once their record is verified.