AFIT faculty member receives grant from AFOSR
The AFOSR solicitation in major areas of interest to the Air Force resulted in 210 proposals, leading to only 39 awards. Congratulations go to Maj. Jason Schmidt, an assistant professor of electro-optics in AFIT/ENG, for being the only military member to receive the award.
Ribbon cut on AFIT’s new building
In a ceremony held at the Air Force Institute of Technology’s campus on Thursday, 25 September, the ribbon was officially cut on the Institute’s newest building. Building 646 is home to the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering and the AFIT Command Section.
AFIT Honors 2008 Distinguished Alumni
AFIT honored the three 2008 Distinguished Alumni September 26 at the Wright-Patterson Club & Banquet Center. Gen. Charles R. Holland, USAF retired; Lt. Gen. James W. Stansberry, USAF retired; and Brig. Gen. Horace L. Russell, USAF retired, were selected for their pioneering roles in science, engineering, and education.
AFIT/TPS RASCAL Pod Achieves Milestone First Flight
Developed as an innovative research vehicle to allow joint AFIT/TPS students to transition exciting new technology to the rigors of a dynamic flight environment, the Reconfigurable Airborne Sensor, Communication and Laser pod prototype is the first of a fleet of four such pods currently under construction at the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards.
“Business as Usual?”
A LEAN culture would encourage AFIT to develop processes and policies which would foster the capability to rapidly react to customer needs. It might require breaking some old processes; it might require AFIT to do something other than “business as usual.”
Advancing Game-Based Methodologies for Graduate Education
In 2006, the Center for MASINT Studies and Research recognized that its award-winning Advanced Geospatial-Intelligence IR/SAR Certificate Program (ACP) needed to get to the users who, because of ops tempo, could not get to the 17-hour credit ACP. The Center recognized, as highlighted by Gen. Lessel that the young intelligence analyst’s expectations are more than just PowerPoint and a video tape for asynchronized DL, that a new approach was needed.
Two AFIT professors receive AF science awards
AFIT is very proud to announce two members of its faculty received 2007 Air Force Scientist and Engineer Awards and Air Force Science and Technology Awards. At a reception held 3 September 2008 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dr. Richard Raines and Dr. Gilbert Peterson accepted their respective awards.
“Sure, In Fact, Here’s a Quarter”
The School of Systems and Logistics has turned the corner on our financial depression. Thanks to the quality of our current and previous work and the reputation we’ve established, we have more paying customers and sponsors than ever before, and what looks like a steady stream of new course developments to pursue over the next few years.
From AFIT CESS Classrooms to Deployment Use
Having just returned from a year long deployment to Afghanistan, AFIT/CESS Dean Col Barry Mines was able to see first hand how student graduates from the AFIT Civil Engineer and Services School were able to put to use the skills they acquired through some of the school's classes.
AFIT to host first-ever Heritage Symposium
The event offers AFIT and the Wright-Patterson AFB community a chance to look back at AFIT’s amazing accomplishments during its historic past and to celebrate AFIT’s long tradition of academic and research excellence. Symposium attendees will be able to take a glimpse into AFIT’s exciting future and hear how AFIT is preparing today to meet the new challenges of tomorrow.
Airfield Damage Repair “ADR”
The AFIT Civil Engineer and Services School pavement engineers have been actively involved in the tri-service ADR Modernization Working Group over the past few years to provide inputs and stay on top of the emerging technologies.
AFIT Graduates Class of June 2008
Seventy-two scientists, engineers, and management specialists are the recipients of graduate and doctoral degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology. AFIT's Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its June 2008 graduation ceremony Thursday, 19 June, in the Institute's Kenney Auditorium. The graduating class was awarded 66 master's degrees and six doctorates.
Autonomous Indoor Micro Air Vehicles
The motivation of current work being done at AFIT is to address the limitations of the current precision navigation methods by fusing non-GPS sensors. AFIT’s Advanced Navigation Technology Center, in an effort to take on the challenges involved with these kinds of problems, is developing a micro air vehicle capable of fully autonomous indoor flight using low-cost rotary wing aircraft.
First Ever AFIT Heritage Symposium 25-26 September
To celebrate our history and to look to the future, AFIT will host its first ever Heritage Symposium on 25-26 September 2008. During this two-day spectacular, we will learn first-hand from some of our most successful graduates how their AFIT education played a critical role in their careers and why AFIT is more relevant than ever to deliver future capabilities in newly emerging mission areas such as cyberspace.