GLENDALE—The Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (AESA) is excited to announce that the 13th AESA Science Olympiad will be held at the Grand Salon of California State University Northridge (CSUN) on Sunday March 23.
The committee is comprised of volunteers, supporters, professional engineers, scientists, judges, mentors, community sponsors and endowment donors, all working together for the ultimate goal of increasing interest and passion in science and engineering among young Armenian students from Armenian, public and other private schools. The Olympiad provides interscholastic academic competition in the fields of physical sciences and life sciences for two grade levels, middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12).
“We are actively seeking the community’s support in encouraging family members in grades 6 to 12 to participate with a prepared science project and spend a fun day of science with their peers” stated AESA President Vasken Yardemian. The Science Olympiad follows the California State Science Fair rules and regulations. During the evaluation and interview process, the judges provide constructive feedback to all students for future improvements of their projects and presentation skills leading them to prepare for the county and state competitions. The Olympiad each year also invites a professional speaker to present a unique scientific topic exposing students and inspiring them to a variety of career path opportunities.
Cash prizes are also awarded, with 1st place winning $500, 2nd Place winning $250, 3rd Place $100, and Honorable Mention $50. In addition, each prize is accompanied with an obsidian medallion made in Armenia. The road to the 13th AESA Science Olympiad has three requirements: a filled out application by the deadline of March 14, 2014; a $25 application fee per project to be included with the application (check to be written in order of AESA Science Olympiad); and the project poster is to be dropped off at a designated location no later than March 19, 2014. The application can be downloaded at www.aesa.org/Committees/ScienceOlympiad.
Established in 1983 in Glendale, California, AESA is a non-partisan and non-sectarian philanthropic organization focused primarily on addressing the professional, technical and scientific needs of fellow Armenian engineers, scientists, industrialists and architects throughout the world. For more information, check AESA’s website at www.aesa.org, or contact (818)547-3372, e-mail: [email protected]