In the month of September (5-10, 2011), the College of Engineering organized two training sessions that were free and open to public. The first was a six-day introductory seminar on municipal solid waste management led by Dr. Edwin Safari of the Queens University, Canada. More than 30 participants completed the training, including public sector employees, local NGOs, international organizations, and university students.  Dr. Safari discussed several topics related to municipal waste including: solid waste disposal and treatment options, characteristics of solid waste (physical, chemical, biological), resource recovery and recycling, waste-to-energy, landfill design, and municipal solid waste strategic planning.

Later in the month, the College of Engineering, with the collaboration of Armenian Project Management Association, organized a Project Management workshop led by Ojeni Sammis, a project manager with nearly three decades of experience at Xerox Corporation.  The open-to-the-public and free event was held on September 22 and 23 in AUA’s Manoogian Auditorium. More than 100 participants, including students, alumni, and practitioners, took part in the lively and interactive event, where Ms. Sammis offered real case scenarios from industry, including from her first-hand experience. This event was the most recent of twenty open-to-the-public seminars organized during academic year 2011-12 by the College of Engineering.