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Program Objectives: The ARPA Institute Invention Competition is a university level contest designed to encourage university students active in science, engineering, mathematics, technology and creative invention, while stimulating their problem-solving abilities. This prestigious challenge also recognizes the productive relationship among students and their mentors that is essential to economic growth and leadership.
Organizer: ARPA Institute of Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sponsors: The Ministry of Education & Science of Armenia, the Ministry of Diaspora of Armenia, and the ARPA Institute.
General Requirements: The invention, a reduced-to-practice idea or workable model, must be the work of a student or team of maximum 4 students, or a team with their university advisor. If it is a machine, it must be operable. If it is a chemical, it must be complete with evidence of successful application of the idea. If it is a new plant, color photographs or slides must be included in the submission. If a new or original ornamental design for an article of manufacture is submitted, the entire design must be included in the application. In addition, the invention should be reproducible and should have potential in becoming a product. The entry must be the original idea and work product of the student or student/advisor team, and may not have been (1) made available to the public as a commercial product or process or (2) been patented or published more than 1 year prior to the date of submission to the competition. The entry submitted must be in Armenian or English
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE APPLICATIONS IS MAY 30, 2018