Educational Programs 

2005 Annual Educational Award of RA President in IT sphere 
On September 20, 2005 the Rewarding Ceremony of the recipients of the Annual Educational awards of RA President to the best students in the IT sector took place. The awards were given to the top 18 students in the IT industry, including two awards created to honor the best female students in IT. Students from the following departments of SEUA and YSU were eligible to participate in the competition for awards:
  • YSU: "Applied mathematics", "Radio physics", "Physics"
  • SEUA: "Cybernetics", "Radio engineering and communication systems", "Computer Science and Informatics"
Special awards were given to the best high school students of the Yerevan specialized physic-mathematical school, "Quant" college and SEUA basic affiliated school.

A Statement from Rich Goldman, vice president of Strategic Market Development at Synopsys and CEO of Synopsys Armenia
As a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA) technology, Synopsys Armenia CJSC and Hayastan All-Armenian Fund have signed an education award agreement dedicated to the Armenian President's annual awards for the best and brightest students of the Information Technology (IT) sector.

As the IT sector is recognized as a priority by the Armenian government, Mr. Robert Kocharyan, the President of the Republic of Armenia, will personally present these awards.

As Synopsys establishes its presence in Armenia, we have a deep understanding of the importance of developing a high-tech industry for Armenia. Expanding the qualified and talented young engineering pool is the keystone for the country's high-tech industry and will allow sustainable growth within the industry. A vibrant high-tech economy requires a strong partnership between industry and academia. Synopsys' participation in the annual Presidential awards for the best students of the IT sector is our next step in supporting Armenia's success in high-tech. The awards recognize excellent academic and research achievements. Additionally, these awards will serve as a strong incentive for Armenia's youth to further enhance their technical expertise, grow professionally, and continue Armenia's long-lasting tradition of engineering excellence.

Students from the State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA) in the cybernetics, radio electronics, and computer science departments and from Yerevan State University (YSU) in the applied mathematics, radio physics, and physics departments are eligible to participate in the competition for the awards.

The awards will be presented to the two best students from Yerevan State University and State Engineering University of Armenia in each of the following categories: the Best Bachelor Student, the Best Master Student, the Best Researcher, and the Best Female Student. In addition, special awards will be presented to the top three students at the Yerevan specialized physic-mathematics school, Quant College and at the SEUA basic specialized school. Synopsys is proud to honor the top students in Armenia and to help promote their future success in the high-tech industry.

A Statement from Karen Bartleson, Director of Interoperability and University Program
The Armenian Presidential award for the best female students is introduced as an incentive and to promote engineering careers to women. The award is aimed at female students in their final graduate year at both universities, the State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA), and Yerevan State University (YSU).

The award will be for 2 accomplished female students who would like to pursue their careers as development engineers in the electronics industry. It will be awarded to exceptional women who not only have the discipline of engineering, but also are enthusiastic about and dedicated to being engineers.

Synopsys is proud of the part it plays in raising the awareness of science and engineering to all young people. Our participation in the Armenia Presidential award for the best female students shows our support for young women who have chosen to pursue a degree in what has predominantly been a male discipline.

As a woman engineer, I personally recognize the challenges that face young women in the field of engineering. I respect the young women of Armenia who are studying engineering, and I encourage them to persevere. Engineering provides a challenging and very rewarding career, allowing women to make important contributions to the future of humankind.

A Statement from Lilit Gevorgyan, assistant to President Kocharyan and member of the Armenia Awarding Committee
The Armenian government and Synopsys are both interested in the development of the national high-tech industry. We value Synopsys' support of our specialized high-tech education and realize that these efforts, including supporting the Annual Educational awards of RA President to the best students in the IT sector, will inspire new generations of students to continue the long-standing Armenian tradition of engineering excellence.

A Speech of Anush Melikyan, winner amongst the "Best PhD Student" nominees
I wish to express my deep gratitude to the President of Armenia, All-Armenian Fund and especially to Synopsys Armenia for sponsoring the awards. This award will contribute to the development of the IT sector in Armenia. Synopsys has positive reputation among the university students, many of whom would like to continue working with Synopsys after graduation.
PDF Winners of the Annual Educational Award of RA President in IT sphere 2005
PDF Board & Committee Members