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    117 S Louise St. Glendale, CA 91205
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Tel: 818-547-3372

    February 26, 2014
    Contact: Vazgen Ghoogassian
    [email protected] (mailto:[email protected])
    AESA Office: (818) 547-3372

    The Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America
    install the New Council for Year 2014

    (Glendale, California) - At its general membership meeting, the
    Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (AESA) introduced its new
    council for the year 2014. The new executive council consists of the
    following: Vasken Yardemian, President, Marina Guevrekian Ph.D., Vice
    President, Mark Abajian, Executive Secretary and Armineh Khachatoorian
    as Treasurer. The Councilors in large are: Aram Setian, Arin Abed,
    Asbed Pogarian, Stepan Joulfayan, Argineh Shabandari, Talin Petrosian,
    and Vazgen Ghoogassian.

    The outgoing President, Mardy Kazarians, Ph.D., reported last year's
    activities and achievements of the organization. AESA organized formal
    scientific lectures and workshop as well as the annual Science
    Olympiad competition which was held at Woodbury University. The
    competition, involving school-age children, was considered a great
    success. These activities were well organized and attended by the
    Armenian community. Kazarians mentioned that AESA had planning to
    offer both mentorship services and scholarship to Armenian college
    students. In addition, social activities such as mixers for the young
    professionals were held in conjunction with other organizations.
    Furthermore, AESA celebrated its 30th anniversary with an annual gala
    banquet where it honored all AESA past presidents for their services
    to the organization.

    The incoming President Vasken Yardemian shared his plan and goals for
    the upcoming year. `We look forward for a successful year leading AESA
    to new levels of success' stated Yardemian. `The AESA continues to
    grow in strength and numbers. Our new governance and volunteer
    leadership structure will continue this path as we invite all
    engineers and scientists of Armenian descent to join AESA specially
    the younger generation'. The AESA continues to build and develop
    partnerships with other Armenian organizations to serve the Armenian
    community. In addition, the AESA is investing in new programs that
    will allow working with college and high school students as well as
    the American University of Armenia. Yardemian mentioned that the
    organization will implement the new scholarship program as well as
    mentoring activities for Armenian college students both undergraduate
    and graduate levels majoring in engineering and science. As a new
    project, the AESA has proposed to collaborate with the College of
    Science and Engineering of the American University of Armenia (AUA) by
    offering workshops, seminars and short term courses related to
    engineering and science. `Let's make 2014 about creating a stronger
    and better organization. We look forward to working together so that
    each one of us feels proud to be part of the AESA' concluded
    Yardemian. By the end of the meeting, there was a long discussion
    among its membership about the future of AESA.

    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, or contact (818)547-3372, e-mail: [email protected] >From
    left to right: Talin Petrosian, Marina Guevrekian, Vasken Yardemian,
    Mardy Kazarians, Armineh Khachatoorian, Argineh Shabandari. Back,
    from left to right: Asbed Pogarian, Razmik Gharakhanian, Mark Abajian,
    Vazgen Ghoogassian, Areg Gharabegian. Missing are Arin Abed and
    Stepan Joulfayan.
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    Vazgen Ghoogassian pinning Vasken Yardemian as AESA President