Thursday, March 14th, 2019, Oakland Gardens, New York, The Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School held the 31st Annual Science Fair. Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 presented their self-initiated scientific and technological innovations. AESA Northeastern Section is a proud and committed supporter of the Annual Science Fair. A riveting presentation of modern medical devices such as EKG recorders and stethoscopes was delivered by Robert Petrossian, MD, HMADS Class of 1999. Students and adults alike were fascinated by the presentation, which included live demonstrations such as disposable, functional stethoscopes donated by Dr. Robert Petrossian.
The Invention Corner projects were presented to the student body, teachers, principal Seta Tavitian-Megherian, principal Emeritus Zarmine Boghosian, parents and community members. AESA executive board members (pictured from left) Vahan Tanal, David Michaelian, Hovhannes Mardirossian, Nichan Tchorbajian, and Shaunte Baboumian (also HMADS alumnus) joined by guest speaker Dr. Petrossian judged the inventions by ingenuity, practicality, creativity, presentation preparation and patent research and development. In addition, to celebrate the accomplishment of over three decades of the Holy Martyrs Science Fair, private AESA donors provided a monetary gift to every single student who participated in the Invention Center and submitted a project. Everyone who works hard is a winner!
The 2019 Science Fair “Young Scientist” awards were presented to:
Greg Injoyan - First place (The Double Umbrella)
Aren Saraydarian - Second place (Baseboard Booster)
Lucine Ciamician - Third place (Lug-a-Trac)
We would like to express our special thanks to Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School for continuing to provide the support, encouragement and forum for our Young Scientists to continue to work towards a future generation well-versed in science, technology, and innovation.