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Imagine Tomorrow with AFIT

Welcome to AFIT’s Engineers Week! Through this virtual event we hope to inspire young students by introducing them to some real-world applications of engineering and promote STEM education through outreach. We hope that you enjoy the event!

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Tours, Demos, and Live Events

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Interactive Tour

Come check out some of the things we do at AFIT! Take an interactive tour of AFIT’s Environmental Vibration Lab, and Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) labs.

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Laser Propagation Demo

Mark Spencer explains Laser Propagation at the 2013 SPIE Optics Outreach Games.

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Paper Airplane Design & Test

Learn about design of experiments and the scientific method in this fun, hands-on activity where you can build three different paper airplanes and determine which one flies the furthest!

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Live Virtual Event

Thursday, 13 May, 11 am – 12 pm

Join us for a live event featuring a keynote speaker and a panel of AFIT students as they share their stories of choosing a STEM-focused education and career path. To foster discussion, please submit your questions for the panel through the provided link before the live event.

Submit your questions today!

STEM Activities and Resources: Hands-on Activities (DIY)

The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) Educational Outreach Office, and the Wizards-of-Wright, are an incredible resource for STEM education. They offer both in-classroom and virtual lessons, as well as a variety of DIY hands-on activities for students in any setting. Below are some of our favorite DIY activities! Please visit their website for many more ideas, or to schedule your own in-classroom session.

Wizards-of-Wright
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Parachute Planning

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Probability Penny

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Observing Osmosis

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Celebrate the International Day of Light (IDL) with SPIE!

The International Day of Light is a global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy.Optics and photonics have unlimited potential in the development of light-based technologies for the equitable development of global society. Find out more at spie.org/idl.

How To Make Polarized Art With Household Items

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How to Make a Pinhole Viewer With Everyday Household Items

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