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Sowing seeds of excellence in Armenia’s young generation

For the second consecutive year, FAR has been steadfastly supporting undergraduate students in their pursuit of the Math Honors Program, fostering a path of significant progress in high-level mathematics.

In a recent milestone, 11 more students successfully completed the program, proudly clutching their hard-earned certificates. Among them, four delved deeper into the complexities of differential equations, while seven boldly traversed the terrain of math analysis. With these recent achievements, the tally of successful graduates from the Math Honors Program now stands at 35, a testament to the program's enduring impact.

Launched in 2022, the Math Honors Program stems from the collaborative efforts of the Yervant Terzian Armenian National Science and Education Fund (ANSEF) and the Armenian Society of Fellows (ASOF). This unique initiative, known for its rarity and challenging nature in advanced math, aims to inspire and equip young minds for the rigors of postgraduate life and careers.

"There's no shortage of talents in Armenia—it's about providing the right opportunities. The Math Honors program has made this possible. While some students may face hurdles due to insufficient high school preparation, others soar to heights surpassing their peers in Europe or the US. Yet, our aim isn't just a handful of exceptional students; we envision nurturing a multitude of brilliance. Through this program, we're sowing the seeds of excellence in our young generation," remarked Vatche Sahakian, a member of ANSEF's Research Council. He shared his pride in Vahagn Hovhannisyan, once a Math Honors program student and now serving as a teaching assistant in the program, who clinched the top spot at the Mathematical Olympiad recently held in Armenia, surpassing over 500 contestants from Armenia and abroad, including those from prestigious institutions like MIPT, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, London City University, and the University of Waterloo.

"Our young generation possesses remarkable flexibility of mind and boundless creative potential. With programs like this, their trajectory toward progress is inevitable. We take great pride in nurturing individuals like these young people driven by clear aspirations and unwavering determination," said Eduard Karapetyan, ANSEF & Education Program Director, noting the increasing popularity of the program among young women as well, as evidenced by the growing number of female graduates.

To empower the next generation of mathematical talent in Armenia, please, consider donating to FAR today. Your support can make a difference in the lives of aspiring mathematicians


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