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Default Air Force Logo Scouts 'plug in' to learning at CS 17 event
Cadets in Cadet Squadron 17 held a workshop Feb. 7 to help about three dozen Boy Scouts earn merit badges for electricity.Cadet 3rd Class Christopher Beck coordinated the event, with help from other cadets within the squadron and faculty members from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.Scouts who attended the workshop learned how to
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Janae Passalaqna, far left, a teacher at East High School in Pueblo, Colo., and Betty Lee, far right, a retired teacher, listen in as Cadets 3rd Class Casey Evans and Warren Metcalf explain the specifics of 3D printing at the Public Broadcasting Service at Colorado State University – Pueblo, Oct. 24, 2014. The cadets helped Passalaqna and Lee host Homework Hotline, which allows school-aged children to call in with homework-related questions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Rachel Hammes) Cadets help with STEM questions on Homework Hotline
Two Academy cadets headed to Pueblo Oct. 24 to help youngsters with their homework and answer questions about applying to the Air Force's Academy.Cadets 3rd Class Warren Metcalf and Casey Evans appeared on "Homework Hotline" on KTSC, Colorado State University-Pueblo's Public Broadcasting Service channel.Homework Hotline allows grade school children
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Cadet 1st Class Winston Sanks, U.S. Air Force Academy STEM outreach club, gives the thumbs up as he powers a rocket thruster. Cadets from the Academy conduct 20-25 STEM events each semester. Children and parents could visit nearly 30 booths to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in a fun, carnival-like environment Aug 23 at STEM Rocks!. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jared Marquis) Children learn about science, technology, engineering, math at Peterson festival
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math projects brought hundreds of kids to Peterson Air and Space Museum for STEM Rocks! Aug. 23.Nearly 30 booths offered a wide variety of hands-on STEM activities, such as piloting a robot and launching homemade rockets.Army Staff Sgt. J.D. Seamons brought his children Hailey and Caleb to the event.Seamons said
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Default Air Force Logo Academy signs 1st-ever technology transfer agreement with local nonprofit
Air Force Academy officials announced the Research Office's first-ever partnership with a local technology transfer nonprofit organization designed to assist federal technology transfer today.The partnership with the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator, an organization supporting entrepreneurs, is now linked to the Academy's multimillion dollar
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The 10th Civil Engineer Squadron commander Lt. Col. Jose Rivera, was recently named as one of the Great Minds in STEM 2014 Military and Civilian Heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Liz Copan) 10th CES commander honored as Great Minds in STEM Military and Civilian Hero
The 10th Civil Engineer Squadron commander Lt. Col. Jose Rivera, was recently named as one of the Great Minds in STEM 2014 Military and Civilian Heroes. The STEM Military and Civilian Hero Awards were established in 2010 by Great Minds in STEM, formerly the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference, in partnership with the U.S.
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U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Marcus Penner analyzes the gas output of an anaerobic digester at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Readiness Directorate at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., recently. Penner worked with AFCEC scientists during a six-week research project to develop a system to break down food waste to produce methane gas. Methane could potentially be burned for heat or to generate electricity at expeditionary bases. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Burt/Released) Air Force cadet learns messy side of waste-to-energy research
It's been described as a 200-gallon cow's stomach, and for Air Force Academy cadet Marcus Penner it's been a big part of his summer break.For six weeks, Penner, a biology major and senior at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., worked alongside scientists at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Readiness Directorate at Tyndall. The
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Left to right: Dr. Mica Endsley, Cadet 1st Class Zachary Decker, Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, and Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost pose at the 2014 USAFA Research Awards ceremony here Jan. 31. Decker won the Thomas D. Moore Award for Oustanding Summer Research. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Sam Lee) 10 take home Academy research awards
The Air Force's chief scientist handed out the U.S. Air Force Academy's top research awards to exemplary cadets and faculty during the 2014 USAFA Research Awards here Jan. 31. Dr. Mica Endsley, Air Force chief scientist, touted the Academy's dedication to continuing innovation during her keynote speech before presenting four cadets and six Academy
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A participant conducts a fire experiment at the STEM boot camp here July 16-18. A number of K-12 educators from around the region gathered at the Academy to learn more about how they can effectively lead and teach STEM-related academics in their communities. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Sarah Chambers) Teachers report for STEM boot camp
Teachers across the state of Colorado came to the Academy July 16-18 for an educational "boot camp" focused on helping them become community leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math studies.Training classes and workshops conducted over the three-day program highlighted the significance of STEM academics and create a community-based
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Dennis Muilenburg, Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Dean of the Faculty Brig. Gen. Dana Born and others watch a demonstration of a cadet aeronautical engineering project called the "Night Owl" in the Aeronautics Laboratory May 13, 2013. A team of nine cadets designed the cyclogyro, which is designed to direct thrust in any direction. Muilenburg is the president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Cadets earn praise for cyclogyro project
The Academy's superintendent, dean of the faculty and the Boeing company's executive vice president attended a briefing May 13 at the Aero Lab to recognize cadets from an aircraft design course for their award- winning design of a search and rescue and medical evacuation aircraft for the year 2045.Nine cadets from the Aeronautical Engineering 482
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Default Air Force Logo Academy to observe Women's History Month
The Air Force Academy's Special Observances Committee will celebrate women with ties to the Academy during a Women's History Month observance luncheon at the Falcon Club March 18 at 11:30 a.m.The observance will honor two cadets for their innovative research, a 2007 graduate who's given back to the community through her outreach efforts and the Air
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