We are excited to announce that we successfully held our first Advance Armenia Boston Reception on March 2, 2023 at The Museum of Science.

This special evening united diasporans and other global citizens passionate about supporting the betterment of our nation and its future. In addition to an inspiring program, the evening included welcoming remarks from the FAST Co-Founder, Dr. Noubar Afeyan and apresentation by FAST’s Founding CEO, Dr. Armen Orujyan. The keynote speaker of our evening was Dr. Daron Acemoglu, an Institute Professor at MIT, elected fellow of several prominent educational institutions worldwide, winner of numerous international awards, and author of five books, including “Why Nations Fail: Power, Prosperity, and Poverty” and “Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity.”

In 2023, we aim to expand our impact on research in Armenia through ADVANCE while also building a sustainable pipeline of scientists by focusing on enhancing education.This fall, FAST will launch Generation AI, a pilot program to introduce Advanced Mathematics, Computer Science, and foundations in Machine Learning as part of AI education at the high school level. This will create a continuous talent pipeline that motivates students toward STEM research and AI careers in Armenia.

Thanks to our supporters, we were able to raise about $500.000 which will be directed towards Armenia's scientific and technological advancement.

We are especially grateful to our Advance Armenia Boston Reception supporters

Flagship Pioneering
Raffi and Nina Festekjian Family
Robert A.Semonian Charitable Trust: Leon and Paul Semonian Trustees


Aram Adourian and Anna Ohanyan
Avak and Christine Kahvejian
Bilazarian Family
Charleen Mosesian Onanian
Hajjar Family Fund
Michael Douvadjian
Nishan and Margrit Atinizian

David and Claire Khougazian
Latham & Watkins LLP

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