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  • 14th Annual Pumpkin Chuck launches fun in the name of science

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Cold temps and cloudy skies couldn’t keep guests from enjoying the loud karang of trebuchets launching their loads, and the subsequent satisfying thump of pumpkins returning to Earth at Wright-Patterson’s 14th Annual Pumpkin Chuck in support of Air Force science, technology, engineering and math Nov. 2. “It
  • Gourds to fly above Wright-Patt at 14th Annual Pumpkin Chuck Nov. 2

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Teams and individuals are scheduled to launch a hundred pumpkins, thousands of feet at the 14th Annual Wright-Patterson Pumpkin Chuck slated for the grounds behind the National Museum of the United States Air Force Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Entry to the event is free and open to all base personnel and
  • Home Grown Talent

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- To an ever-evolving Air Force, young talent in STEM careers is crucial. It keeps research on the cutting edge. But with more than half of American students struggling to meet basic skill requirements in STEM education, where can this talent be found?Dann Andrews, Education Outreach Office director, knows
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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