Today, on December 20, a joint project among TUMO Labs (part of the EU TUMO Convergence Center for Engineering and Applied Sciences), the French University in Armenia, and 10X Engineering wrapped up. Over the course of six weeks, UFAR students learned the LabView graphical programming language and improved their understanding of data science, helping them design fully automated climate control systems.
“The purpose of the project was to show the students the types of opportunities out there in science, how they can choose their specialty and succeed. All of the programs and areas we studied were intended to illustrate how knowledge is put to practical use. Here, the fundamental knowledge that universities provide is complemented by the latest innovations from the industry,” says David Zargaryan, Director of 10X Engineering.
At the end of the project, students presented their work to a committee consisting of representatives from the EU TUMO Convergence Center for Engineering and Applied Science and the French University in Armenia.
“Over the past six weeks, we got to learn about recent trends in the tech world and were able to create problem solving systems. For example, we created a product and designed it using a program we learned about right here. In short, we gained real insight about 3D Modeling,” says Sara Kostondyan, a sophomore in the Faculty of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the French University in Armenia.
“The LabView graphical programming language we studied here was a great way to get a better idea of general engineering,” says Argishti Tigranyan, a fellow UFAR student from the same department.
“Thanks to these types of projects, students see what is happening in this field and get closer to it. A university education provides important theoretical knowledge, and that knowledge is further strengthened through practical application. Fortunately, our students were ready for this approach, as the role these projects play (and the results they show) in our curriculum is immense,” says Aram Yesayan, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the French University in Armenia.
Bahareh Fatemi, Senior Project Manager at TUMO Labs, mentions: “Today, the UFAR students proved to us that we are on the right track in creating an environment of synergy. In every presentation, we witnessed an appetite for more projects, greater challenges, and more time spent at TUMO labs. On that note, TUMO Labs will be back after the holidays, with its first project slated to begin on February 3. Stay tuned for an announcement before the holidays.”
*The EU TUMO Convergence Center for Engineering and Applied Science, funded by the European Union, is an educational and technology hub comprising TUMO’s hands-on educational programs, facilities for learning and work, shared labs, and Faculty of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics of the French University in Armenia.