Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association Sponsors Panel Discussion on 3D Printing


Cambridge, Mass. — The Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association (CYSCA) has organized a panel discussion on 3D printing, the wave of the future.  The event is co-sponsored by the Tufts Armenian Club and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).

This event is being held as part of the annual Cambridge Science Festival on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Tufts University’s Paige Hall, Crane Room, 12 Upper Campus Road, Medford. The moderator will be Berge Ayvazian.

The distinguished panel of scientists will feature an expert from Armenia on 3D printing Hrayr Azizbekyan, Head of Engineering/Researcher at Matter Wave Physics Lab, Institute for Physical Research, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia.  Hrayr has been invited to Cambridge by CYSCA specifically for this event. The five other panelists will include local 3D experts: Jennifer Milne, Formlabs, Somerville; Adam Green, Einstein’s Workshop, Burlington; AJ Perez, NV Bots, Boston; Chris Templeman, Garage Makerspace (NERD), Microsoft, Cambridge. Jack Keverian, Peabody will offer an overview of 3D printing.

The discussion will cover the education, application, manufacture of 3D printers and is intended for the general public.  Since its inception, 3D printing has been innovative in various industries such as biomedical, manufacturing, industry and socioculture.  Learn about efforts being made both in the United States and Armenia, in terms of manufacturing and education.

Admission is free and the public is invited. Parking is available after 5 p.m. in all spaces.  Refreshments will be provided after the program.  For questions or more details, contact Alisa Stepanian at or 617-501-1215.

CYSCA is a sister city association partnered with the city of Yerevan since 1987.  Over the past 30 years, CYSCA has hosted over 20 professional development programs, 10 school partnerships/student and teacher exchanges, environmental programs, school aid projects, business/entrepreneurship training, and numerous cultural projects and humanitarian assistance for Armenia. CYSCA is a non-profit organization based on the premise that citizen’s exchanges on shared values transcend political and other governmental hurdles in our worldwide societies in the furtherance of civil rights and democratic principles.  For more information about the OW program contact Alisa Stepanian at or Jack Medzorian at, and for about CYSCA, see

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