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Posted 4/3/2014 Printable Fact Sheet


The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Educational Outreach Office offers a variety of FREE programs to educators, students and schools in the local community.

Classroom Speakers
Volunteers with a wide variety of expertise and life experiences from WPAFB are available to speak to your students. Please allow at least 30 days from time of request to desired date of speaking engagement.
For more information call 937-656-2273 or email afrl.wsc@us.af.mil.

Job Shadowing/Mentoring
Every fall and spring, the Educational Outreach Office sponsors a Job Shadow Day for high school juniors and seniors that allow them to learn, first-hand, about some of the many exciting careers available at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

To find out when the next Job Shadow Day will be held or for more information click here or call 937-656-2273.

Student Employment Opportunities
Provides employment opportunities to students who are enrolled in an accredited high school, 2-year or 4 year college or graduate school. For more information about positions at Wright-Patt, click here or call 257-8305.

National Museum of the United States Air Force
The National Museum of the U. S. Air Force is implementing a new scheduling procedure. To better serve visiting school and youth groups and to provide the best possible learning experience, all visiting groups must have reservations in advance. For more information, call the Education Division at 937-255-3286.

Robotics - FIRST LEGO League
The Base Educational Outreach office is the lead organization for the annual state of Ohio FIRST LEGO League robotics competition. For more on this program, click here call 937-656-2273.

Wizards of Wright (W.O.W!)
The scientists and engineers of Wright-Patt have developed some portable science kits to bring "science" excitement to your classroom.
To request a demo, call 937-656-2273 or click here. Presentations are designed to fit most grade level needs. Intended class size is 25-30 students. Special requests may be considered.

Scanning Electron Microscope EDucatorS (SEMEDS)
This program is conducted by volunteers from across the base and is sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. SEMEDS is a two-hour after-school program for high school and middle school students. Each session can accommodate 18 students and two sessions are offered each month.

For more information, call 937-656-2273 or click here.

The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Educational Fund is a tax-exempt source of funds to provide academic achievement scholarships for the children and grandchildren of currently employed civilian and military personnel at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Science Fairs
Science fairs have an important role in encouraging young scientists! The WPAFB Educational Outreach Office offers the following in support of your science fair activities. 

     - Judges
Many scientists, engineers and other professionals from WPAFB volunteer their time to judge projects at local science fairs. It's a wonderful way to help groom the technical workforce needed for the future and to let your students interact with professionals who actually work in the kind of careers they may be interested in!

     - Information on science fairs/projects
Bob Gemin, WPAFB EO Engineering Specialist and resident science fair "guru" has put together a great presentation about the benefits and how-tos of participating in a science fair. His presentation is targeted for students, parents and their teachers.

For more information, call 937-656-2273.

STARBASE is a Department of Defense program designed to increase student interest and knowledge in math, science and technology. The Educational Outreach Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base provides the STARBASE curriculum to 5th grade students attending Dayton area schools.

Scopes for Students
Through the "Scopes for Students" program, high school students can apply for free usage of a computer based digital storage oscilloscope system that can provide a variety of scientific measurements. Students can chose from sensors that can measure acceleration, force, gas pressure, light based, pH, magnetic field, sound based, temperature and more.

For more information call 937-656-2273.

The tutoring program seeks a commitment of only an hour a week from tutors. Volunteers can choose to participate at any school. Both civilian and military members need the approval of their supervisors to participate in the program. Civilians can use their lunch hour, compensatory time, flex-hours, annual leave or off-duty time to devote to tutoring.

For more information, call 937-656-2273.

WPAFB Educational Outreach Office
2261 Monahan Way, Bldg 196
WPAFB, OH 45433-7542
(937) 656-2273

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