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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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