For many years the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America has been engaged in efforts to advance science and expertise each in Armenia and within the Diaspora. From sponsoring and shepherding science gala’s in Armenian colleges to participating in elevating Armenia’s scientific capabilities, the organizations has introduced collectively consultants within the fields of science, expertise, engineering and arithmetic to raise consciousness in the neighborhood and to reinforce potential in Armenia.
Initially of the brand new 12 months, the AESA’s president, Richard Ohanian, appealed to the group to interact in STEM and, by collaborative efforts, assist Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora.
Under is the textual content of Ohanian’s letter.
2020 was a difficult 12 months for all of humanity, particularly for Armenians world wide. One of many most important classes realized prior to now 12 months is that Armenians should prioritize developments in science, expertise, engineering and arithmetic if Armenia is to outlive and thrive sooner or later as an unbiased and viable nation-state. To that finish, Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America, AESA, is sure to grow to be one of many most important enablers of realizing such a imaginative and prescient for the Armenian trans-nation.
AESA’s mission is to allow and empower an Armenian STEM Group worldwide to succeed in its fullest potential and to facilitate progress by STEM training, collaboration, and humanitarian initiatives in Armenia, Artsakh and the Diasporas. We envision AESA to be the main platform for enabling the Armenian STEM Group worldwide to community and handle international challenges by revolutionary options and to foster a world the place Armenian STEM professionals are empowered, enabled, and influential. We’re constructing a future upon our values of scientific rigor and endeavor, innovation, teamwork and collaboration, mentorship, integrity, accountability and transparency in addition to range in disciplines, age, and gender.
Our long-term objectives embody remodeling AESA right into a twenty first century international group and turning into a task mannequin for skilled organizations within the Armenian nation-state, creating a powerful group of Armenian STEM professionals, worldwide, implementing high-impact/high-value STEM-based tasks and initiatives in Armenia, Artsakh and the Diasporas, attracting youth in direction of STEM, registering a whole lot of latest AESA members, and lastly, creating a powerful AESA presence throughout all on-line platforms and media.
To that finish, we’re institutionalizing AESA by creating everlasting packages such because the AESA STEM Academy, AESA STEM Convention and Expo, AESA Management and Entrepreneurship Academy, and the AESA Superior Analysis and Growth Program. These initiatives will allow AESA to raised make the most of its sources on packages which can be aligned with group’s imaginative and prescient, mission, and long-term objectives.
These initiatives will advance science, expertise, engineering and arithmetic if Armenia, Artsakh and the Diasporas. For instance, by AESA Superior R&D Program, we’ll foster and allow STEM-based tasks in Armenia and Artsakh by analyzing, prioritizing, and funding high-impact and high-value STEM tasks in our homeland.
AESA STEM Convention and Expo shall return in the course of the second half of the 12 months, both in digital or in-person format. These hallmark occasions carry collectively STEM researchers, schools, college students and professionals in Armenia and the Diasporas to share their work and data of their respective fields.
AESA will mobilize its sources in establishing analysis facilities, think-tanks, expertise startup accelerators and incubators in Armenia, Artsakh and the Diasporas. AESA has shaped a strategic alliance with Yerevan-based Smartgate VC to determine HeroHouse Glendale that can home Glendale Accelerator. HeroHouse Glendale is destined to grow to be a regional tech hub/heart in Glendale. AESA HQ has relocated its places of work and operations to HeroHouse Glendale and we plan on organizing our post-covid actions within the new location.
AESA membership grew threefold throughout final 12 months and we attempt to proceed that pattern in 2021 by actively selling the registration of AESA branches in varied universities, cities, and states. Talks are on the best way to determine STEM primarily based associations in Canada, Australia, Europe and the Center East as effectively. To that finish, we plan on performing strategic planning in direction of the tip of 2021 to sharpen our strategic and technical decision-making processes, revisit our long-term objectives, higher align our sources, and outline key efficiency indicators to measure our progress.
With all our sources, Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America is dedicated to the developments of science, expertise, engineering and arithmetic within the Armenian trans-nation. We’re inviting all scientists, engineers, technologists, and traders to affix our efforts by contacting us [email protected]