First Major Solar Plant Built In Armenia

TSAGHKADZOR, Armenia (RFE/RL) – Armenia’s first-ever major solar power plant went on stream on Friday, September 29 with a senior government official predicting the country’s growing reliance on renewable sources of energy. Read more.

Armenian Made Electric Car Presented at DigiTec Tech Expo

YEREVAN – An Armenian made electric car was presented at the 2017 DigiTec tech expo, which opened earlier in Yerevan. The self-driving, electric powered car was assembled in Armenia by National Instruments and Armenian engineers. Read more.

Armenian Girls Finalist in Global Technovation Challenge

By: Christine Soussa

SAN JOSE, CA – Five girls from the Karbi village in Armenia are finalist in the Global Technovation challenge, an international global organization that promotes girls in STEM.  From 3,000 global teams representing 105 countries, 12 final teams were selected in a Global Technovation challenge with the directive to develop an innovative mobile application. Read more.

Science Experiments at Camp Zavarian

Asadour Tarakchian and his staff from Tutor Doctor presented science experiments at 2017 Summer Camp Zavarian.

One of the experiment was a Zip Line challenge where the kids had to think creatively and engineer/fashion a bucket to zip a golf ball down a “zip line.”

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Green Armenia Environmental Fellowship Award

Green Armenia recently received 14 applications for its 2017-2018 environmental fellowship. The applicants were interviewed and the winner was selected in early June. Gevorg Guloyan, Mkhitar Avetisyan and Irina Mkrtchyan are the winners for their Fests Go Green Project, that aims toward proper waste management and public education at the upcoming Areni Wine Festival in Armenia. They received $3000 towards the cost of this project, as well as a work station at Impact Hub Yerevan’s facility to work on their Project.  This team will not stop their activity after this Festival and will continue with their waste management and recycling efforts at the future festivals throughout Armenia.

 

Vasken Yardemian appointed by UNDP to advise Ministry of Environment of Lebanon

(Glendale, CA, June 20, 2017) – The Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (AESA) is delighted to announce that its past president and a long-time member of the AESA, Vasken Yardemian has been appointed by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to advise the Ministry of Environment of Lebanon on a short term assignment.

Yardemian is a Senior Environmental Engineer at the South Coast Air Quality Management District with over 30 years of experience has received a MS degree in Environmental Science from California State University, Fullerton and a BS in Civil Engineering.  He has previously worked with the UNDP as a consultant on environmental issues in Republic of Armenia.

As an advisor to the Ministry of Environment, his main responsibilities will include to undertake an evaluation of the air quality in the country, developing control strategies and general principles for developing effective compliance and enforcement programs.  “This would be a great challenge for me, professionally and personally to go back to my home country and collaborate with the Ministry of Environment professionals on air quality issues in Lebanon” said Yardemian.

Yardemian had a variety of elected and appointed positions. He was elected to the Crescenta Valley Water District Board of Directors in 2001, re-elected in 2005, and have served twice as Board President.  Previously, he served on the Crescenta Valley Town Council from 1998 to 2002.  His community service activities also include serving on the Planning Commission, Code Enforcement Appeals Commission and Growth Management Task Force for the City of Pasadena.  Mr. Yardemian is a member of the AESA and past President.