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  • Academy named top-spending undergrad-only research institution

    The Air Force Academy spent more on research than any other undergraduate-only institution in the United States, according to the National Science Foundation's Fiscal Year 2011 Higher Education Research and Development survey, released Nov. 28. The survey reviewed more than 900 schools, ranking the Academy as No. 168 among schools with graduate and
  • Academy cyber team takes 4th in international contest

    The Air Force Academy's Cyber Competition Team took fourth place overall and top place among U.S. teams in the RWTH Capture the Flag competition Nov. 30.Each team received an identical virtual machine running numerous services, which they had to defend while using vulnerabilities in those services to capture stored flags on opposing teams' servers
  • From cookies to chemistry: Girl Scouts attend Cool Science show

    Approximately 50 females experimented with liquid nitrogen, Alka Seltzer rockets and food chemical mixtures at the Academy's chemistry laboratories last week-- only they were supervised by cadets, needed a snack break almost every hour and were hardly tall enough to see over the bench tops. Girl Scout Daisy and Brownie troops ages 5-7 attended the
  • Academy's dean to retire

    Air Force Academy Dean of the Faculty Brig. Gen. Dana Born plans to retire during the summer of 2013, Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould announced today.Born, a 1983 Academy graduate, has served as the Academy's ninth dean of the faculty since Oct. 1, 2004."General Born's departure will be a tremendous loss for all the mission partners who
  • Cadets introduce local kids to Cool Science

    Leave it to cadets to make science cool.Cadets in three science-related clubs headed downtown Saturday and Sunday to get schoolchildren interested in what is all-too-often considered a boring or dry career path.Cadets with the Physics and Astronomy Club and the Chemistry Club performed demonstrations inside classrooms at the University of Colorado
  • Academy releases 2012 research report

    The Air Force Academy released its 2012 research report Oct. 8, outlining the Academy's 18 research centers, two Air Force institutes and a program valued at nearly $60 million.The report includes features on mission-related efforts including the Center for Character and Leadership Development and community outreach efforts supporting science,
  • Academy cyber competition team takes 1st at NYU event

    The Air Force Academy's Cyber Competition Team placed first of 331 undergraduate teams from the United States and Canada in the New York Polytechnic Cyber Security Awareness Week Capture the Flag competition held Sept. 28-30, NYU Poly announced Oct. 10.The Academy's team placed eighth among all teams worldwide, including teams of graduate students
  • Academy cadets to conduct 'Flightline of the Future' research

    The Academy's dean of the faculty signed a cooperative research and development agreement with officials from Lockheed Martin Sept. 26 for a "Flightline of the Future" initiative and three other research-related projects.The Flightline of the Future program, a partnership between Lockheed Martin and the Air Force Logistics, Installations and
  • Academy hosts 50th Forensics Classic

    The Air Force Academy held its 50th Forensics Classic Sept. 22, incorporating nearly 300 competitors from 29 colleges in 18 states who competed in all 11 American Forensics Association individual events and three other debates.The Academy's forensics tournament is one of the few collegiate debate tournaments in the nation to feature both team and
  • DADT repeal study co-writers discuss Academy climate

    Two professors with the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department here contributed to a study released by the Palm Center Sept. 20 that reaffirmed findings in the Defense Department's 2010 comprehensive working review group prior to the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.Col. Gary Packard Jr., the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department head,
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