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  • AFOSR Provides Presence at World's Largest Model Rocket Contest

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research here provided staff, information, and an exhibit for hundreds of participants and visitors at the 4 th Annual Team America Rocketry Challenge national finals Saturday at The Plains, Va. Team America, held at the 250-acre Great Meadow Outdoor Center, is a model rocket competition for high school and middle
  • ASC's top civilian executive retires, new senior civilian leader begins work

    The executive director for Aeronautical Systems Center here retired from federal service Tuesday during a formal ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. A member of the Senior Executive Service, Robert May retired after a career spanning more than 37 years in both the active-duty Air Force and civil service. As ASC's senior civilian,
  • Wright-Patterson to host pistol match in October

    The Wright-Patterson Security Forces Combat Arms facility will host a second annual, all-Air Force pistol match Oct.15-19. Participants will compete on the 25-meter, indoor range firing the government-issue M-9 pistol. The best-scoring 10 percent of the competitors will receive elementary level Excellence in Competition medals, bronze devices that
  • Terminally ill teen takes flight in aero club plane

    Jacob Dennison is an 18-year-old who longs to be a pilot. The son of retired Master Sgt. Steve Dennison and his wife, Tammy, Jacob was born at Moody AFB, Ga., and has been around aircraft his whole life. Of his persistence in wanting to fly, his mother said, "He never stopped talking about it. He's always wanted to be a pilot. His dad worked in
  • AFRL-Sponsored Adaptive Optics Research Produces Images With Resolution 10 Times Higher Than That of Hubble Telescope

    Using basic research funds from AFRL, a team of astronomers and astrophysicists successfully demonstrated the capability to photograph faint stars in space, producing high-resolution digital photographs with 10 times the resolution of images produced by the Hubble telescope. The team is located at the Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics at the
  • AFRL-Funded Scientist Receives Max Born Award

    Dr. Alexander E. Kaplan, an AFRL Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)-funded professor, received the Max Born Award from the Optical Society of America (OSA). Dr. Kaplan, a professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at Johns Hopkins University, received this honor for his pioneering contributions to nonlinear
  • Joint Science and Humanities Symposium

    Eighteen undergraduate tuition scholarships donated by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), totaling $144,000 were awarded to 18 high school student winners of a national research paper competition at the 44 th
  • AFOSR Awards $8.6 Million for DoD Research at ASU

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has awarded two Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Program grants to Arizona State University (ASU), totaling about $9 million, potentially over the next 5 years . ASU is one of eight universities to receive more than one MURI award. The MURI program is a
  • AFOSR Funded Research Leads to a Quantum Dot Technological Breakthrough

    Using Air Force Office of Scientific Research basic research funding, through the Asian Office of Aerospace Research & Development (AOARD), a team of scientists from Thailand are the first in their field to successfully demonstrate solid experimental results on the physical utilization of quantum dots for photovoltaic operations. AOARD is the
  • European Union selects AFRL nanotoxicology article

    The European Union's Nanosafe2 project--a four-year program to assess risks associated with nanoparticles and develop management plans for safe production of nanomaterials--has honored Air Force Research Laboratory scientists for their significant contributions to understanding nanoparticles. Nanosafe2 selected as "nanopaper of the month" a