Starting from June 6 through July 13, every Tuesday and Thursday the Zaven & Sonia Akian College of Science & Engineering (CSE) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) held How to Start a Startup classes led by Dr. Armen Petrosian. Students were encouraged to learn the basics behind starting an internet startup, and focused on how to evaluate ideas, get users, and raise seed funding.
[armenpress.am] During the AUA Ecotourism Conference of 2017, concerned citizens raised the issue of Gosh Lake. Minister Artsvik Minasyan and the activists agreed to meet at the Ministry of Nature Protection to further discuss how to address the issue. Read more about the outcomes of these discussions in this article.
Starting in the Fall 2017 semester, AUA will offer a minor in Environmental Studies to AUA undergraduate students.
[The Armenian Weekly] The American University of Armenia hosts both photovoltaic panels that generate electricity, as well as solar water heating panels that directly and efficiently heat water, offsetting natural gas demand.
YEREVAN, Armenia – From June 27- July 4, the Department of Mathematics and Mechanics at Yerevan State University (YSU), in collaboration with the Zaven & Sonia Akian College of Science & Engineering (CSE) of the American University of Armenia (AUA), held the Fourth Summer School of Mathematics and Applications at YSU’s guesthouse, Hamalsaran, located in Tsaghkadzor.
Narine Abazian is the President and Founder of Women and Information Society NGO, and a graduate from AUA’s Industrial Engineering Program. Her organization, whose mission is “to contribute to the integration of women and girls in the Information Society of Armenia” is responsible for the fact that, since 2012, Armenia has celebrated International Girls in ICT Day (Information and Communications Technology). Recognition of this day works to encourage and empower girls to pursue careers in ICT.
The newly established AUA Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing Lab brings dynamic data mapping as well as remote sensing capacity to AUA’s programs and research centers. Many of the disciplines offered at AUA are poised to benefit from the lab’s capabilities.
Support to Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and Mining Transparency Project Launched at AUAJuly 19, 2017
The “Support to Enhance Armenia’s Capacity to Implement EITI and to Increase Transparency and Accountability in Mining Licenses and Contracts” project was launched at AUA.
Zaven and Sonia Akian were welcomed to AUA with their family where they attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the building named in their honor.
AUA hosted a public lecture and workshop titled “Towards 100% Renewable Energy” with keynote speaker, Ms. Veronica Rocha, Renewable Energy Branch Manager for the Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO).