Renewable Energy and Uncertainty in Electricity Markets


Date: August 1, 2013
Event Type: Seminar
Speaker: Vitali Avagyan, AUA CSE Alum, Luys Fellow, Imperial College PhD Candidate
Venue: American University of Armenia

The seminar explored the best optimization techniques for decision making under uncertainty tailored specifically for the British electricity market with a large amount of renewable electricity sources. The aim of the ...

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Clean Smelter Technologies and Occupational Safety in Smelters


Date: July 16-17, 2013

Event Type: Seminar

Speaker: Vicken Aprahamian, Senior Process Metallurgist, Ottawa, Canada

Venue: American University of Armenia

Vicken Aprahamian talking at AUA on Clean Smelter Technologies. The talk was co-organized by AUA Acopian Center for the Environment (AUA ACE), Foundation for Preservation of Wilderness and Cultural Assets (FPWC), and the Armenian Environmental Network (AEN)

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Movement Ecology of Turkey Vultures


Movement Ecology of Turkey Vultures
Date: July 10, 2013
Event Type: Seminar
Speaker: Keith Bildstein, Sarkis Acopian Director of Conservation Science, Acopian Center for Conservation Learning, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Orwigsburg, USA
Venue: American University of Armenia

In July of 2013 we were fortunate to have in Armenia Dr. Keith Bildstein, Sarkis Acopian Director of ...

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Green Design Workshop Engages Youth in Design of New Ayb Campus


Date: April 27, 2013
Event Type: Workshop
Participant/Presenter: Alen Amirkhanian, Director, AUA Acopian Center for the Environment
Venue: Ayb High School

The AUA Acopian Center for the Environment joined with Storaket Architectural Studio and Ayb Educational Foundation in organizing a workshop focused on developing a green concept plan for expanding the Yerevan campus of the Ayb ...

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Emerging Issues in Environmental and Occupational Health: Mining and Construction in Transition Economies


Date: April 22-23, 2013
Event Type: International Scientific Symposium
Speakers: See program
Venue: American University of Armenia

The American University of Armenia is organized an international scientific symposium focused on exploring the occupational and environmental health issues around mining and construction in transition economies such as Armenia.

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Utilization of Native Algae Species in Remediation of Mining Runoff: Selenium as a Case Study


Date: April 17, 2013
Event Type: Seminar
Speaker: Andrei Guschin, Advisory Council Member, Climate Solutions, Seattle, USA; Visiting Professor, American University of Armenia
Venue: American University of Armenia

Clean technology entrepreneur Dr. Andrei Guschin spoke at the American University of Armenia on the use of algae to remove mining runoff toxins such as Selenium. The public ...

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Managing and Certifying Forests: New Directions in Resource Stewardship


Date: March 27, 2013
Event Type: Seminar
Speaker: Ani Haykuni, Manager, Forestry Services at the Armenian Tree Project Charitable Foundation
Venue: American University of Armenia

The AUA Acopian Center for the Environment hosted a public lecture on the topic of forest management. The presentation was delivered by Ani Haykuni, the manager of Forestry Services at ...

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European Breeding Bird Atlas 2


Date: March 20-22, 2013
Event Type: Workshop
Participant: Karen Aghababyan, Chief Scientist, AUA Acopian Center for the Environment
Venue: Barcelona, Spain

The European Breeding Bird Atlas 2 (EBBA2) Workshop took place in Barcelona, Spain. Attending the Workshop from the AUA Acopian Center for the Environment was Dr. Karen Aghababyan, the Center’s Chief Scientist and Head of ...

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Environmental Impact of Copper Extraction and Processing (Gold and Molybdenum too)


Date: March 7, 2013
Event Type: Seminar
Speaker: Agustin Tashdjian, Intern from Argentina, Birthright/Armenian Volunteer Corps
Venue: American University of Armenia

 The AUA Acopian Center for the Environment hosted a public seminar on the environmental impact of mineral extraction and processing in Armenia. The presentation explored the process of ore extraction and refinement for copper, gold and ...

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Nuclear Disasters at Chernobyl, Fukushima, and Three-Mile Island


Date: February 12, 2013
Event Type: Seminar
Speaker: Vahe Kharazyan, Head, Instrumentation and Control Department, Yerevan Combined Cycle Power Plant (Yerevan JEK)
Venue: American University of Armenia

A seminar exploring the nuclear disasters at Chernobyl, Fukushima and Three-Mile Island was organized by the College of Science and Engineering and the AUA Acopian Center for the Environment. ...

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