Lusine Vardumyan teaches at Getashen Village School in the Armavir Region. The village is located 70 km away from the Turkish border. The school has a comparatively large number of students—248 in total, 98 of whom have regular classes in physics and chemistry. Since the school does not have any actual science labs, only theory can be taught in class. This impacts the level of interest toward these subjects, and results in a very low number of students who actually want to pursue science education and eventual careers in science.