AESA Presents First Science Olympiad

All Armenian middle and high school students from around the world are encouraged to participate

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America–Inc. (AESA)–has launched the first annual Science Olympiad for Armenian students. The AESA Students Science Olympiad is unique in many ways. It is open to Armenian middle and high school students from around the globe. The Olympiad provides interscholastic academic competition in the fields of physical and biological sciences and engineering for grades 6-9–Division B–and grades 10-12–Division A.

One of the many goals of the Olympiad is to increase interest in science and engineering among Armenian middle and high school students. Fostering students’ knowledge beyond the confines of a classroom and providing recognition to outstanding achievemen’s by students in science and engineering are the ultimate goals of the AESA Science Olympiad. AESA hopes that the Olympiad will encourage scientific and engineering endeavors among Armenian students.

The students’ projects will be evaluated on creativity–scientific approach–comprehension and presentation. AESA encourages projects exhibiting knowledge of scientific theory–concepts–processes–skills and applications.

The top four students in each division and field will be presented with an Armenian laser engraved crystal medallion during AESA’s annual banquet to be held in October 2002.

Cash awards of $250–$100 and $50 will be presented to the first–second–third and honorable-mention title holders in all three fields and both divisions. AESA will also host a Victory Luncheon and a field trip for the Olympiad winners. The award winning students will have the opportunity to network with professional scientists and engineers–exchange ideas–and discuss career opportunities.

Interested Armenian students are invited to use the on-line registration form and view the requiremen’s for the Olympiad at the AESA website www.aesa.org. AESA Olympiad participants should submit their applications with a $25 processing fee between May 1 and June 15. Registration forms may also be obtained by submitting a self-addressed–stamped envelope to the AESA office at 417 W. Arden–Suite 112C–Glendale–CA 91203.

After submitting an approved application–students have until September 1 to submit their completed project on a 3’x4′ display board. Videotapes displaying functionality or operation of a submitted project are optional. Students have the option of using the AESA website to gain useful information from or have a personal consultation with AESA scientists or engineers for preparation of their projects.

For more information on the Science Olympiad–please contact Dr. Marina Guevrekian–Committee Chairperson at (626) 568-9191 or Dr. Rolin Asatourian–Committee Co-chairperson at (714) 870-6567. For more information on AESA–please contact the AESA office at (818) 547-3372 or log on to www.aesa.org.

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