Three AUA Students Receive Educational Awards from President Sargsyan

YEREVAN, Armenia – On October 26, three students from the American University of Armenia (AUA) Zaven & Sonia Akian College of Science and Engineering, Arman Zakaryan (CS), Erik Harutyunyan (CS) and Nareh Salmasian (CIS ’17) received the Educational Award of the President of the Republic of Armenia in the sphere of Information Technologies for their outstanding academic performance. The award was established through a Presidential decree in June 2005. Winners are awarded with a trophy, corresponding certificate and a monetary prize.

The Educational Award of the President in the sphere of Information Technologies is given annually to the best students from each eligible university and high school. The award is granted annually in the following nominations: Grand Prix, Best PhD Student (first and second categories), Best Master’s Student (first and second categories), Best Bachelor Student (first and second categories), Best Diaspora Student (first and second categories), Best Female Student and Best High School Student. Zakaryan and Harutyunyan got awards in Best Bachelor Student nomination and Salmassian in Best Diaspora Student nomination.

The winners are selected by an Award Committee. Requirements for receiving the award, and subsequent selection and nomination are decided according to a standing agreement between Synopsys Armenia CJSC and the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund.

Zakaryan, Harutyunyan and Salmasian view the award as motivation to work hard and continue on their career paths. “You feel motivated and valued when what you do is appreciated,” said Zakaryan.

AUA is immensely proud of its students and wishes them continued success in their future endeavors.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.