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On weekdays, Nayiri Karapetian walks the halls of Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, in a nurse’s scrubs. On Saturdays, she stands in a dance studio in black tights and jazz shoes, teaching 130 performers of various ages intricate steps she choreographed to the beats of Armenian folk songs.

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May 26, 2023

I fell in love with books during a war while my kids lost interest in reading during COVID. Between 1975 and 1990 during the Civil War in Lebanon, my mom, an avid reader, was determined to make me one despite many odds.

My Kids Don't Like to Read
January 10, 2014

As editor of Technology Century magazine, I interviewed the great grandniece of Thomas Edison. I was able to turn a two-hour interview into a two-page article read by the organization's more than 10,000 members.

Edison's Great Grandniece Champions Innovation
Fall 2013

This feature story, "Engineers, Nurses Innovate Patient Care," highlighted a program at The University of Detroit Mercy whereby students create innovative medical devices to help injured veterans.

Engineers, Nurses at the University of Detroit Innovate Patient Care
Grown and Flown
March 03, 2024

I gave up asking my almost 15-year-old daughter what she wanted to do for her birthday. After years of her begging me to plan the next party as soon as the other one ended and me assuring her that we had plenty of time to talk about it, the roles have been reversed.

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August 16, 2013

I wrote this guest blog for Next Energy  to highlight the importance of young innovators moving back to the City of Detroit.

E-Challenge Competition Inspires Michigan's Future
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