The Outreach for Armenia program, working with our partner Teach for Armenia, organizes short visits of ASOF members to Armenian schools in and beyond Yerevan to help connect Armenia’s young generation to experts and scholars from around the world. The goal is to inspire the future generation of scholars and experts in today’s schoolchildren and to increase the visibility of science in schools and society. The program also aims to inspire Diasporan scholars through their interactions with the children of Armenia.
Honors Courses in Mathematics consist of a set of undergraduate courses taught by ASOF Fellows in a remote/in-person hybrid format designed to provide students in Armenia with the opportunity to take advanced courses in Mathematics. The project, funded the Fund for Armenian Relief and the Armenian National Science and Education Fund, is in its second year. Teaching Assistants are hired for in-person tutoring while classes take place mostly over Zoom. This year, we are offering 8 courses from the undergraduate curriculum.
ASOF has formed a new committee named “Council for Cultural Heritage Preservation”. The group will involve about 15 prominent Armenian and non-Armenian scholars in the Arts and Humanities, led by Nina Hovnanian from the ASOF Board. The group will use its international visibility to coordinate projects relating to cultural heritage in a manner to project effective Armenian soft power internationally. For the first years, the Frankfurt international book fair will be used as a focal point of operations in partnership with ARI Literature Foundation led by Arevik Ashkharoyan. Projects under consideration for 2024 include: a Master’s program for cultural monument renovation at NUACA, a program for writers and translators to engage in systematic efforts for translating from and to Armenian, a center for scoring international films with the help of the Yerevan philharmonic, a research and book project on cataloguing the cultural monuments of Artsakh, and an effort to preserve local "intangible culture" from Artsakh through research and interviews with refugees.
Share your expertise and your professional networking in a manner that enriches you and the next generation of Armenians. To become a member, contact the Membership & Nominations Committee for more information.