Students cooperating in natural sciences sector
16.04.2024
Students cooperating in natural sciences sector

From April 15 to 16, the University-wide Chair of Ecology and Sustainable Development at the Armenian State Pedagogical University (ASPU), the Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Geography and the Student Scientific Societies for Geography and Geology at Yerevan State University hosted an inter-university student workshop under the title “Modern Issues in Natural Sciences”.

Head of the Chair of Ecology and Sustainable Development Sirine Shogheryan attached importance to the joint initiative and the conducted research, emphasizing the fact that this affirms the growth of interest in natural sciences.

Shogheryan once again underscored the strategic significance of professions in natural sciences, as well as pedagogy for Armenia, noting that knowledge starts in school. President of the Student Scientific Society of the Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Geography Mariam Sargsyan noted that the key issues in natural sciences are diverse in our days and that the human factor promotes the increase and dissemination of natural sciences.

Sargsyan stated that there are problems in all areas of biology and they are always raised on different platforms. She added that, in this context, she does not consider the conduct of a joint workshop an exception and that the workshop at Yerevan State University and now the successful workshop at the ASPU serve as recapitulation of the multifaceted issues in various areas of natural sciences and helps propose certain solutions to the issue. “We fully hope that the workshop will foster the strengthening of the cooperation between the two educational institutions, and the exchange of experience serves as one of the best methods on the path to acquiring knowledge,” she said.

In their speeches at the scientific event, the students of both universities touched upon the testing of antibiotic resistance in milk produced in the Dvin village of Ararat Province, the existence of heavy metals in food and their impact on the physical and mental development of children, as well as the importance of obesity assessment and its impact on the cardiovascular system of schoolchildren.

There were also speeches devoted to the impact of the climate in Shirak Province on shaping the natural landscape, as well as underground waters, their emergence and types.

By the way, 12-year-old Alek Manvelyan, little friend of the Armenian State Pedagogical University, also delivered a speech devoted to ecological issues and the effective solutions to the issues.

All the speakers presented the findings of their respective studies devoted to the topics and proposed solutions.

The workshop was held in a question-and-answer format and ended with the handing of certificates.

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