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We are inviting Armenian students from 6th to 12th grade to participate in the 17th Annual Science Olympiad 2018! We are looking forward to see you all there. We at AESA Science Olympiad Committee are excited about the upcoming event on March 4th, 2018.
Thank you for your interest!
AESA SO Committee
The Science Olympiad committee (SOC) was established in February 2002 with the ultimate goal to increase interest in sciences and engineering among young Armenian students, foster their knowledge beyond the confines of a classroom, and provide recognition of outstanding achievements by students and teachers.
The committee organizes an annual Science Olympiad competition among Armenian students from Armenian and public schools in the Los Angeles area. 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). Students’ projects are evaluated based on creativity, scientific approach, comprehension, and presentation. The Science Olympiad follows the California State Science Fair rules and regulations. The competition is judged by engineering professionals and scientists, many of whom hold advanced degrees in their fields. Some of the judges also serve at the Los Angeles County and California State science fairs. Participating students submit their projects and posters and are visited by a number of judges throughout the competition day. During the evaluation and interview process, the judges provide constructive feedback to all students for future improvements of their projects and presentations.
One of the purposes that the Science Olympiad is to prepare students for the county and state competitions as well as nurture their passion to engineering and sciences. Custom-made obsidian medals from Armenia are given to winners of the Science Olympiad competition, in addition to $500, $250, $100, and $50 Awards to selected winners in each one of the two categories and two levels.
In 2003, a number of industry leaders and AESA members offered internship programs to students for the summer. Twenty students took advantage of these opportunities by attending the UCLA Radiation Oncology Department and Medtronics internships.
In 2005, the SOC launched a mentoring program. Students are matched with experts in the area of their interest. The mentors consult the students to better guide them with their projects throughout the preparation of their science projects.
An annual School Appreciation Award consisting of $300 has been given since the 4th AESA Science Olympiad. The school will receive this amount through the purchase of scientific equipment for its science laboratories. As of 2012, an additional $300 personal financial award has been added. It is given to the teacher who receives the most points based on the following scoring criteria:
1 point for each submitted project (not the number of participating students)
4 points for 1st Place winner
3 points for 2nd Place winner
2 points for 3rd Place winner
1 point for Honorable mention
The monetary Awards are supported by a special AESA fund, Science Olympiad Endowment fund. Please visit the “Sponsors” tab for more details.
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March 5th, 2017 Armenian students from 6th to 12th grade to participated in the 16th Annual Science Olympiad 2017 at CSUN Northridge Center. Teachers, parents and mentors were helping students with creating their projects. The Armenian Scientists and Engineers of America (AESA) Science Olympiad committee (SOC) congratulates all the students, parents, teachers, judges, sponsors, donors, volunteers and committee members who made the AESA Science Olympiad 2017 competition an exciting celebration of bright minds and a successful, memorable event.
AESA Science Olympiad co-chair Svetlana Arutyunova at Vrej Aghajanian’s interview on ABC TV Live.
AESA curent president Vrej Aghajanian and AESA SO co-chair Svetlana Arutyunova at Nune Hakhverdyan’s “Barev” program.
Razmik D. Gharakhanian