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Leadership, Experience, Growing, Apprenticeships Committed to Youth Apprentice Bri Ewing, a Catholic Central High School Senior, prepares for an experiment in a clean room at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Aerospace Systems Directorate in the summer of 2017. LEGACY is a free science, technology, engineering and math program sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory available to students in the sixth grade through college. (Courtesy photo) WPAFB Educational Outreach Expands LEGACY
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Middle school, high school and college students near Eglin and Robins Air Force Base, as well as the United States Air Force Academy, will benefit from personalized, one-on-one training from leading professionals as Wright-Patt’s Educational Outreach office expands its Leadership, Experience, Growing,
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origami applications for frequency selected surfaces Linking engineering, art and science: Origami may be key to complex Air Force needs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Origami, the art of paper folding, has captivated generations of audiences across the globe, as artists craft intricate, intriguing figures and objects by folding just a single sheet of paper. For scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory, the prospect of using origami to create complex,
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Area high schol students particiapate in a job shadow day at Wrigtht-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio Job shadow program inspires next generation of innovators
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Local junior and senior high school students amassed on Wright-Patt, Oct. 27, to get a firsthand look at their possible future.Since 1999, Wright-Patt has held organized Job Shadow Days pairing students with mentors from the base. “The bi-annual event provides area juniors and seniors with an opportunity to
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Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley, commander of the Air Force
Research Laboratory, welcomes  Secretary of the Air Force Heather A. Wilson to the Air Force exhibit area during the
2nd biennial DoD Lab Day at the Pentagon center courtyard May 18, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mikee Huber)
AFRL showcases game-changing technologies at DOD Lab Day
Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory presented 16 technology research projects in various stages of maturity during the second biennial Department of Defense Lab Day May 18, 2017, in the Pentagon center courtyard.
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Students of Port St. Joe Middle School, in Port St. Joe, Florida were sponsored by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, to participate in a FIRST LEGO League program in Biloxi, Mississippi. The funds were provided by the Department of Defense and delivered through an educational partnership agreement with Gulf County School District. Photo courtesy of Gulf County School District. AFCEC uses technology transfer agreements to provide STEM materials to local schools
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, or AFCEC, has been working with Gulf County and Bay County school districts to advance science, technology, engineering and math programs and equipment for their students.Through educational partnership agreements, or EPA, with each district, AFCEC identified areas of need within
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Phyllis Bolds, a researcher at the Radar Branch, Air Research Lab, analyzes radar signal data on fighter planes as it travels through fuselage in 1955. (Courtesy photo / Adrienne Ephrem) Wright-Patterson’s women in STEM are not hidden figures
Adrienne Ephrem, integration manager with the 711th Human Performance Wing, represents the third generation of female engineers in her family. It was her grandmother, Phyllis Bolds, who started this family dynasty of scientists and mathematicians, working as a physicist in the radar branch of the electronics laboratory here at Wright-Patterson from 1955-1957, and then later in 1957, transferring to their flight dynamics laboratory, working there until her retirement in 1987. Bolds' daughter (and Ephrem's aunt), Karen Beason, is also a a materials scientist, working as an environmental protection specialist in the 88th Civil Engineering Group.
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Team ETHOS assembles their pumpkin chucking machine prior to a competition here, Oct. 21. The team is comprised of researchers, engineers and students from the Air Force Research Laboratory and competes annually in contests across the U.S. The team earned a first-place finish at the Air Force Lifecycle Management Center’s 2016 annual competition with a 3,391 foot pumpkin toss and will compete in the World Championship ‘Punkin Chunkin’ competition in Bridgeville, Delaware, Nov. 4-6. (U.S. Air Force Photo / David Dixon) AFRL researcher brings science, history to chucking pumpkins
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- What do ancient Greek artillery, materials engineering and pumpkin chucking have in common? How about a senior Air Force Research Laboratory materials engineer who is inspiring future scientists—and having fun in the process. David Mollenhauer is a Senior Materials Engineer in the AFRL Materials and
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Thomas Lockhart (center), Director, AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, and Chad Watchorn (right), Executive Director, Regional STEM Collaborative, speak with interns Connor Eviston and Megan Imel (unpictured), undergraduate students from the University of Cincinnati and Wright State University, respectively, during the 2016 RX Summer Student Poster Session, Aug. 5. Eviston and Imel researched nondestructive evaluation and thermal signals for impact-damaged polymer matrix composites this summer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Marisa Novobilski) Future scientists “poster” success at annual RX summer session
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- More than 60 students from the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (RX) showcased their summer research for a crowd of research scientists, engineers and distinguished guests from across the region during the 2016 RX Summer Student Researcher Poster Session here, Aug. 5. 
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