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.

AESA continues supporting the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia

AESA continues supporting the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia.

Click here to read the original article (in Armenian) on MNP website.

 

 

Armenian Robotics Team Excels in Ohio Competition

It’s nearly a 6,000-mile trip from Yerevan, Armenia to Marion, Ohio.
And there is no direct flight between the two cities. At least not yet.
Despite the great distance, students from Ayb High School in Armenia’s capital city made their second trip to Marion to compete in the National Robotics Challenge.

Click here to read the original article on Asbarz website.

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ԵՐԵՒԱՆ.- «Ազգ-բանակ-2017» խորագիրով ցուցահանդէսի ծիրին մէջ Կարէն Դեմիրճեանի անուան մարզահամերգային համալիրի տարածքին Ապրիլ 21-23 պիտի գործէ ցուցահանդէս մը, ուր կրթական ոլորտի շարք մը առաջատար հաստատութիւններ պիտի ծանօթացնեն իրենց ուսումնական պայմանները, արձանագրած յաջողութիւններն ու կրթական ծրագիրները:

Click here to read the original article on Asbarez website.

AESA Young Professionals Committee kickoff Mixer

 

Glendale CA – Armenian Engineers Scientists of America (AESA)  Young Professionals Committee kickoff mixer was held on March 30th at Oak and Vine on Harvard streets. There were over 40 young professionals who attended the mixer.
Mr. Asadour Tarakchian chair of the committee welcomed all attendees and made remarks regarding vision of the committee and some forthcoming activities in this year. Then Mr. Richard Ohanian, AESA council member, expressed great pleasure in seeing young professionals responding so enthusiastically to this kickoff event and laid out some AESA short and long term plans for the audience. Mr. Aram Ter-Martirosyan, AESA council member, followed Richard Ohanian in some remarks about the evening’s lively ambiance and expressed gratitude for encouraging AESA activities.
The mixer was very honored to have among the crowd AESA President Mr. Vrej Agajanian and Glendale city council member Mr. Ara Najarian. Both took the opportunity to express their gratitude for seeing such a vibrant young Armenian professional gathering. The party wound down around midnight.

AESA NY-NJ Section Annual Mentoring Forum

Fordham University, NYC – On Friday, March 3, 2017 the 7th annual mentoring forum took place. With each year the popularity of this forum continues to grow. This year 150 participants from the tri-state area, Boston and Canada were in attendance. This annual event, jointly organized by the AESA NY-NJ Section and AAHPO has been taking place every year for the past 7 years The primary goal is to mentor and support Armenian students in choosing their career objectives, professional education and career development. Students and young professionals alike met and socialized with established professionals and specialists in fields including Engineering, Health, Finance, Law, Real Estate, Sciences and many more. The participating mentors are available throughout the year for consultation, advice and guidance.

The event began with opening remarks by AESA NY-NJ Vice President Allen Berber followed by the Chairman of the Mentoring Forum, AESA NY-NJ Founding Member Vahan Tanal who thanked all the mentors who participated. He encouraged other established professionals to serve in the forum as mentors. AESA NY-NJ Past President, Aram Setian, spoke on the history of the mentoring forum and how it has grown throughout the years. He also spoke on the pilot program started last year in collaboration with FAR (Fund for Armenian Relief) called Venture Armenia which helped establish connections between Armenian American young professionals and established professionals in Armenia. Guest Speaker, Ghazaros Kherjilian, a professor at Binghamton University, spoke about the importance of the development of renewable energy in Armenia particularly in Solar Energy. He is part of a team organizing a proposal called “Solar Armenia” which is to create a large 58MW Solar Powered Plant in Armenia. He invited students and professionals in all fields to participate and contribute to this important cause.

AESA NY-NJ Section President announced the new graduate studies scholarship program offered by the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America. The scholarship is offered every year in the amount of $3000 to any Armenian gradate student involved in a thesis / dissertation program in an accredited university. The scholarship is sponsored this year by Dr. Shant and Mrs. Ani Kenderian. For more information on this scholarship, go to https://aesa.org/scholarship/.

Co-Chairman Dr. Garbis Baydar of the Armenian Health Professionals Organization gave motivational words to the students regarding choosing their career path, “First listen to your heart then listen to your brain, if you make the right choice it will be a joyful career for you”.

An after party was held at the local Empire Hotel Lounge attended by many of the young professionals and mentors.

We are seeking Students, Scientists, Engineers and Architects that are interested to attend, propose topics for future presentations and activities, join, participate and take lead in committees to help with the progress of the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America, New York-New Jersey Section
For information on our events and activities visit www.aesanynj.org

We appreciate your support. Please send your tax deductable donations to:

AESA NY-NJ Section .PO BOX 252 Tappan, NY 10983