Secretary of the Air Force Addresses March 2007 AFIT Graduates
AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its March 2007 graduation ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The graduating class was awarded 240 master’s degrees and five doctorates. Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne, himself a 1970 AFIT graduate, delivered the commencement address.
Acquisition Leaders of Tomorrow
As a Course Director at AFIT's School of Systems and Logistics, Lt Col John Nehr instructs and mentors many of the future leaders of Air Force weapon system acquisition. From what he's observed through classroom and personal interaction, the future of our Air Force is bright.
AFIT Professor Receives AFOSR Grant
Dr. Anthony N. Palazotto, Professor of Aerospace Engineering in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Air Force Institute of Technology, has received a three-year research grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research amounting to more than $300,000.
AFIT PCE Course Promotes Operational Improvements
LOG 262, Applied Maintenance Management Concepts, is a two week professional continuing education course offered by the Materiel Management Department at AFIT’s School of Systems and Logistics. It is designed to provide a survey of operations management methods for operational unit aircraft and munitions maintenance.
AFIT Breaks Ground on New Building
In a ceremony held on Thursday, 14 December, the Air Force Institute of Technology broke ground on a new building. This new building, scheduled for occupancy in the summer of 2008, will help AFIT provide better education for its resident students, conduct critical Air Force research projects, and provide graduate education to airmen around the world-officers, enlisted, and civilians.
Power Systems Design Course
In FY06, AFIT's Civil Engineer and Services School re-energized the Power System Design Course (ENG 571) in response to on-going reconstruction missions and home-station efforts to recapitalize electrical infrastructure. The course bridges the gap between an electrical engineer undergraduate degree and the specialized power system design skill set.
First AFIT AFSO21 Effort Huge Success!
Unlike the various crazes of the past which brought more work than they saved, AFSO21 will get rid of more work than it brings and, in the words of Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne, will do so by “marching waste right out the door.”
AFIT Professors Receive SAME Award
Dr. Mark Goltz, of AFIT's Graduate School of Engineering and Management, and Capt. Ben Matthews, of AFIT's Civil Engineer and Services School, were both awarded The Society of American Military Engineers’ Regional Vice-President’s Medal in recognition of their contributions to the Kittyhawk Post Education Committee.
Romanian Delegation Visits AFIT
On November 30th, a delegation from Romania’s Military Technical Academy visited to discuss educational opportunities at AFIT. The visit included an AFIT overview brief, a question and answer session with the deans and department heads from the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, and a tour of some of AFIT’s lab facilities.
New Research Underway at AF Center for Systems Engineering
The Air Force Center for Systems Engineering and faculty and students from AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management have begun two research threads in a makeshift laboratory called the “Robolab” and at partner facilities. The first is intended to develop an integrated health monitoring system for aging aircraft. The second project is taking the Air Force back to its flying roots – morphing aircraft parts – with new high-tech composite materials.