Armenian Educational Foundation (AEF) is helping shape Armenia’s future by supporting students studying in technical fields.
AEF’s newest educational program in the burgeoning Information Technology field is its Armath Engineering Laboratories located in village schools in cooperation with Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises (UATE). With the help and generosity of AEF members and donors, Armath Laboratories started working in four village schools, Hadrut, Qajaran #1, Choratan, and Dilijan #4 in January 2019. These new labs were in addition to previously funded Armath Labs in Darbas and Stepanakert #4 schools. Three more labs are planned for 2019, including one in Lorut village school, which will bring the total number of schools which have Armath labs funded by AEF to nine. To date, AEF has committed over $77,000 to fund these nine Armath laboratories.
The Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises (UATE) has initiated and is implementing for already several years the introduction of “Armath” engineering laboratories in the schools of Armenia and Artsakh. As of January, 2016, 252 engineering laboratories-groups, including nearly 6.300 children, are operating across Armenia. The “Armath” laboratories enable the students to master principles with mathematics and exact sciences, engineering, programming and robotics basics, project and manage UAVs.
UATE Executive Director Karen Vardanyan notes that this program is unprecedented. It launched in 2014 and gained a broad international recognition within a short period of time. “Armath” received awards at WITSA Global Excellence Award as a Sustainable Development program. A number of countries (India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Namibia, Mongolia and Spain) are negotiating with the UATE to introduce the Armath laboratories in their schools.
On January 22, Armath Engineering Laboratory opened at the secondary school no. 155 in Ajapnyak administrative district.
Students and staff of the school were eagerly waiting for the establishment of an engineering laboratory. It is important to mention that the school has invested its own funds to install Armath Engineering Laboratory and increase the quality of education of its students.
Taking into account the scarcity of donor organizations and the priority of installing Armath laboratories in borderline villages and provinces, a number of schools come up with their own initiative to provide schoolchildren with free engineering education.
In 2018, the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises (UATE) had implemented dozens of programs aimed at supporting the Science, Business and Military industries in Armenia. At the meeting with journalists, while talking about one of union’s strategic directions, Education, Mr.Aleksandr Yesayan, the President of UATE and Mr.Karen Vardanyan, the Executive Director of UATE, highlighted Armath Engineering Laboratories program.
The success of "Armath" program is conditioned by various factors. First of all, each student living in all regions of Armenia is given the opportunity to get an innovative and free education. Then, there are many platforms for students where they work as teams, get acquainted and compete with other schoolchildren, create a wide range of new interests and develop entrepreneurial skills....
Armath students from Vedi once again have come up with a creative idea.
Firstly they have transformed their 3D printer and installed a heated spiral on it. Afterward, Armathians gave a second life to the wastes collected from the electronics packaging by creating Christmas decorations like snowflakes, Christmas trees, and angels.
Students have started selling their decorations and have already received many orders for new decorations.
Yerevan hosted a 3D modeling competition on December 6, where students of 38 Armath pan-Armenian education network from Armenian marzes and Artsakh took part.
The jury awarded special prizes in the categories Robots and Robotronics, Mechanisms and Motor Industry, Armenian Historical and Cultural Monuments to the students from Chambarak high school, Gavar N5 elementary school and Nerkin Karmiraghbyur secondary school respectively.
On September 16, the 11th ArmRobotics Championship has been held at “Mkhitar Sebastatsi” Educomplex. 42 robots from all regions of Armenia and Artsakh competed in overcoming obstacles and finding a way out of the maze․...
The team of the "Armath Engineering Laboratories", which recently participated in the First Global International Robotics Championship in Mexico City became finalists and took 48th place out of 180....