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  • Power of law, cadet style

    Dozens of Academy cadets on Monday witnessed firsthand the application of the Constitution they will soon swear to protect and defend.The Academy once again this year took part in Law Day, an annual nationwide ritual that dates to the Eisenhower administration. Actively promoted by the American Bar Association, Law Day is intended to draw attention
  • Academy hosts security innovation competition

    The Air Force Academy hosted the fifth annual National Security Innovation competition April 29.Ten teams from universities across the nation, and even one from Canada, presented a new concept or technology with the potential to meet an identifiable national security need before a national panel of judges.When the dust settled, the University of
  • Cadets participate in cutting-edge research forum

    One prominent aspect of the cadet experience at the Air Force Academy is the opportunity undergrads have to engage in cutting-edge research.The breadth and depth of that research became evident at the eighth annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum, held Saturday at the Academy. The event, commonly abbreviated CSURF, rotates among the
  • FLEP propels former cadet to dream of law school

    First Lt. Jocelyn Mitnaul sought the law, and both won.A 2007 Air Force Academy graduate, Lieutenant Mitnaul was selected as the only winner of this year's Funded Legal Education Program award, meaning the Air Force will pay her way through law school.The FLEP is a legal program for active-duty commissioned officers who have between two and six
  • Management department retains accreditation

    The Academy's Department of Management is one of 68 schools to have maintained its accrediation in business from the AACSB.The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the premier accrediting body for institutions offering undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting."We are honored to receive this
  • Cadets take 1st place in regional cyber competition

    Cadets from the Academy's department of computer science took first place at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense "At Large" Regional Competition March 5-6. The win qualifies the Academy's cyber team for the national competition in San Antonio April 8-10.The Academy team competed against seven other teams from the University of Hawaii, University
  • AF civil engineer visits Academy

    The Air Force civil engineer visited the Air Force Academy March 4 as the last stop in a two-day tour of Air Force installations along the Front Range.Maj. Gen. Timothy Byers spoke to CE officers and cadets here about the state of CE operations in Afghanistan and the effects of force management on the CE officer corps.General Byers and his staff
  • Aero lab harnesses wave energy in research simulations

    Air Force Academy researchers recently harnessed more than 99 percent of the energy in a simulated ocean wave and are preparing to take their emerging technology to the next level.The energy research is part of a National Science Foundation-funded project to create the world's first free-floating, fully submerged wave energy converter that
  • NASA seeks Academy's aeronautics knowhow

    How many undergraduates can say they have briefed NASA on critical design needs for the next generation of America's manned space vehicles? Better yet, how many can say NASA agreed with their research and made critical design and safety-of-flight changes? The answer can be found in the wind tunnels and labs of the U.S. Air Force Academy's
  • Cadets provide program insight to AFSPC commander

    The commander of Air Force Space Command visited with cadets to get a firsthand look at what they do in the Astronautical Engineering Department Jan. 24.Gen. William Shelton, a 1976 Academy graduate who majored in astronautical engineering during his cadet days, spent more than an hour with the cadets and staff touring the Space Systems Research
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