EPIC

summer school in Armenia

Platforms

The authors of the project have chosen the main fields for the courses, taking into consideration which ones are modern not only in Armenia, but all over the world. During 21 days, each participant has an opportunity to participate in more than one course, having the course he has chosen beforehand as a main one. The programs of the courses have been designed by doctors, professors and docents of leading universities. Most of the selected fields have special importance, as today the dictators in these fields in the world are Armenian scientists. For example IT sector, which has become trendy in Armenia.

List of Courses

Here is the list of the courses from which you can choose your favorite one and dive into new knowledge for 21 days. Remember that you have a chance to suggest a new course which will be added to this list. 

Physics

Nanotechnology Astronomy

Information technology /IT

Programming Machine learning

Chemistry

Crystallography

Medicine

Dentistry Genetics and genomics

Business

Project management

Political science

International relations Politology Sociology Sociology of gender

Marketing

Digital Marketing

Art

Dance

Languages

Armenian English Russian German French Arabic Chinese

Entertainments and Events

In addition to educational and professional programs, the participants of EPIC will have the opportunity to participate in pre-organized entertainment activities, various cultural events and sports competitions. Here everyone can find his favorite hobby be it a kind of sport or an art genre.

EPIC Open Air Rock Fest
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Fashion Show of Armenian Modern National Dresses
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Angel Investor’s Day
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Exhibition of Young Painters
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Prose and Poetry Symposium
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Chess Tournament
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International Cuisine Day
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Virtual & Augmented Reality Conference
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The Coolest Flash-Mob 2017
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Speakers

Worldwide scientists, cultural figures and famous sportsmen are involved in our project ready to organize masterclasses and share their life experience and knowledge with the participants,

Garik Israelyan
Physics, Astronomy, Spectroscopy
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Garik Israelian is an Armenian astrophysicist who led the team which found the first observational evidence that supernova explosions are responsible for the formation of stellar mass black holes. Garik Israelian has published more than 250 scientific articles on subjects ranging from the discovery of extrasolar planets to the properties of low mass x-ray binaries with black holes and neutron stars. Israelian is a trusted referee of the scientific magazines Nature, Science, Astrophysical Journal, Astronomy and Astrophysics, MNRAS. In 2009 Israelian was invited to speak at TED Global in Oxford. In 2014 Garik Israelian has received The Canary Islands Gold Medal awarded by the Government of Canary Islands. On 20 June 2016 the International Astronomical Union and the Minor Planet Center officially renamed asteroid 21057(1991 GJ8) to Garikisraelian in honor of Israelian.

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Serj Tankian
Musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, lead vocalist of System of a Down metal band
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Serj Tankian is Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist with Armenian descent. He is best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and keyboardist of the metal band System of a Down. Tankian has released five albums with System of a Down, one with Arto Tuncboyaciyan and five solo albums. He is widely considered and ranked as one of the greatest vocalists in metal history, with praise given to his unusual delivery and his wide vocal range. Serj Tankian is currently listed as one of the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader, ranked at #26. A study conducted by VVN Music found Tankian to possess a moderately-high and diverse vocal range, not only in metal, but in all of popular music, with a range of 4.2 octaves.

On August 12, 2011, Tankian was awarded the Armenian Prime Minister's Medal for his contributions to the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and the advancement of music.

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Artem Oganov
Crystallography, Physics, Chemistry
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Artem R. Oganov is a Russian and American theoretical crystallographer, mineralogist, chemist, physicist, and materials scientist. He is known mostly for his works on computational materials discovery and crystal structure prediction. Oganov has published over 190 peer-reviewed articles (many in top journals, e.g. Nature, Science) and book chapters. He is an author of 5 patents. Oganov is a laureate of several prestigious awards, including an ETH Latsis Prize, Research Excellence Model of the European Mineralogical Union, three most-cited paper awards from Elsevier. In 2011, Forbes magazine listed Oganov among "50 Russians who conquered the world". In 2012, highly acclaimed cinema director, Laureate of State Prize Vladimir Gerchikov made a film "The color of a crystal" about Oganov, and in 2015 the celebrated TV journalist Leonid Parfenov made a film "Made by Russians" about him. Oganov speaks 5 languages (Russian, English, French, German, and Italian).

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Yuri Oganessian
Nuclear physics
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Yuri Tsolakovich Oganessian is a Russian nuclear physicist of Armenian descent. Oganessian is considered the world's leading researcher in superheavy elements. He and his team discovered the heaviest elements in the periodic table. Oganessian is the scientific leader of the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions (FLNR). He invented cold fusion in one-atom-at-a-time nucleosynthesis (not related to the similarly-named pseudoscientific claims) around 1970 and pioneered hot fusion in the late 1990s. In November 2016, IUPAC announced that element 118 be named Oganesson to honor Yuri Oganessian.

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Sergey Sargsyan
TV presenter, comedian
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Սերգեյ Սարգսյանը ծնվել է 1982 թ. ապրիլի 7-ին Թբիլիսիում։ 1990 թ. եկել է Հայաստան։ 1993-95 թթ. բնակվել է Ռուսաստանում, որից հետո կրկին վերադարձել է Հայաստան։ 1998 թվականին Երևանում ավարտել է թիվ 71 դպրոցը, ապա 1998-2003 թթ. սովորել է Բրյուսովի անվան լեզվաբանական համալսարանի ֆրանսերեն և անգլերեն լեզուների բաժնում։ Ավարտելով ասպիրանտուրան՝ 2006 թվականին ստացել է բանասիրական գիտությունների թեկնածուի աստիճան։ 2006-2011 թթ. դասավանդել է նույն համալսարանում։ 2003-2004 թթ. աշխատել է որպես թարգմանիչ աշխատել է ընտրական համակարգերի միջազգային հիմնադրամում, 2004-2007 թվականներին՝ ազգային ժողովրդավարության ինստիտուտում՝ որպես քաղաքական մշակույթի ծրագրի համակարգող, իսկ արդեն 2011-2012 թվականներին աշխատանքի է անցել «Սիվիլնեթ» ինտերնետային հեռուստաընկերությունում՝ որպես հաղորդավար։ 2012 թվականից աշխատում է «Արմնյուզ» լրատվական հեռուստաալիքում և վարում է երգիծական Արմքոմեդի հաղորդումը

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Armen Mehrabyan
Ethno-Botanist, Innovative Food Processing Specialist, Food Product Niche Marketing and Sales Expert
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Armen Mehrabyan is Doctor of Philosophy. He will conduct a lecture about “The influence of food in human consciousness”. Mehrabyan has received “Diploma de Onoare” of the Minister of Food and Agriculture of Moldova, 7 August 2008, on Support to Moldovan Drought Respond and valuable support to Rural Agriculture Development of Moldova, appreciation Letter from the Government of the United States of America for support provided in September 11, 2001, appreciation Letter from the Government of the ATU Gagauzia of Republic of Moldova for support to RAD, 2016.

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Environment and Society

EPIC summer school is full of various social programs. Environmental protection is very important for us. Therefore, during our summer school we will have eco-programs, as well as seminars and events dedicated to the environmental protection.

Within our social programs we will organize various events in the contribution of the families in need.

We will also held programs dedicated to ethno music and ethno culture in general.

Environment-Friendly Vehicles
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We will have a special event during which we will have a discussion about the measures for keeping the environment ecologically clean. Among them is the use of eco-friendly vehicles that produce less harm to the environment than engine vehicles running on fuels. Together we will try to avoid using these harmful kind of transportation and encourage people to do the same by putting wallpapers throughout the city.

Handling Disability
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We will organize a discussion in support of people having disabilities. Let’s learn the sign language together so as to be able to effectively communicate with everyone and help them to entirely integrate to the society.

Aid to Children
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With the profit gained through one of our events, we will help children in need. We will try to visit an orphanage together and devote happy moments to children.

Using usefulness of Graphene
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We will hold an open discussion regarding garbage disposal. Our guests will be respective companies and together we will take initiatives to keep our city cleaner and take away garbage from yards on time.

Fixing the Garbage Disposal Problems
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We will hold an open discussion regarding garbage disposal. Our guests will be respective companies and together we will take initiatives to keep our city cleaner and take away garbage from yards on time.