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Ribbon cut on AFIT’s new building
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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.
Updated: 10/02/2008
AFIT student wins half-marathon in military category
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Congratulations go to First Lt. Caitlin Thorn, a student in AFIT/ENY. Lt. Thorn won first place in the military category of the Air Force Half-Marathon.
Updated: 10/02/2008
AFIT Honors 2008 Distinguished Alumni
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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.
Updated: 10/02/2008
AFIT/TPS RASCAL Pod Achieves Milestone First Flight
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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.
Updated: 10/02/2008
AFIT part of team to increase gender equity in the Dayton STEM academy
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Dr. Heidi Ries, Dean for Research at AFIT's Graduate School of Engineering and Management, serves as AFIT's representative on this project.
Updated: 10/02/2008
“Business as Usual?”
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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.”
Updated: 09/10/2008
Environmental Impact Analysis Process Course Completes Initial Offering
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The Civil Engineer Program Review Committee approved the development of a new course covering the Environmental Impact Analysis Process in 2007, and AFIT’s Civil Engineer and Services School hosted an Education Working Group to develop a list of topics and bodies of knowledge to be included in this course.
Updated: 09/10/2008
Advancing Game-Based Methodologies for Graduate Education
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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.
Updated: 09/10/2008
Two AFIT professors receive AF science awards
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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.
Updated: 09/10/2008
“Sure, In Fact, Here’s a Quarter”
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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.
Updated: 08/12/2008
Operational Technology (OpTech) – A winning combination
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The Operational Technology Graduate Certificate is one of several certificates being offered by the Air Force Institute of Technology. Air Force Material Command recently announced it was providing 12 competitive scholarships for the OpTech Graduate Certificate 2008-2009 program.
Updated: 08/12/2008
From AFIT CESS Classrooms to Deployment Use
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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.
Updated: 08/11/2008
AFIT to host first-ever Heritage Symposium
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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.
Updated: 07/15/2008
Airfield Damage Repair “ADR”
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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.
Updated: 07/14/2008
Interns and Research Assistants: The Heart of a Center’s Research Capability
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Research assistants and the Directed Energy Summer Interns program are two examples of CDE’s execution of its tri-fold focus on research, education, and innovation, and directly support the AFIT mission and vision. CDE research efforts also deliver high quality products to the tri-service DoD DE community.
Updated: 07/14/2008
AFIT/LS provides briefing to AF Life Cylce Logistics Workforce Reconstitution Focus Team
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The Sustainment Curriculum Portfolio Program acts as the focal point for the creation of a comprehensive digital storage space for AF logistics and sustainment education and training. The SCP program consists of the three dedicated personnel located at AFIT's School of Systems and Logistics.
Updated: 07/14/2008
AFIT and Center for Cyberspace Research designated the Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence
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On June 19, 2008, the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force designated the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Center for Cyberspace Research as the Air Force’s Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence.
Updated: 06/24/2008
AFIT Graduates Class of June 2008
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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.
Updated: 06/23/2008
AFIT professor receives Captain P.V.H. Weems Award
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AFIT's Advanced Navigation Technology Center professor Dr. Peter Maybeck was honored at the IEEE/ION Position Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS) in Monterey, CA, with the “Captain P.V.H. Weems Award” for his lifelong accomplishments in navigation education and research.
Updated: 06/12/2008
Autonomous Indoor Micro Air Vehicles
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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.
Updated: 06/12/2008
First Ever AFIT Heritage Symposium 25-26 September
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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.
Updated: 06/11/2008
A Safe Opportunity for Practical Learning
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No practitioner-oriented education, regardless of the discipline, would be complete without figuratively placing students behind the wheel. Such is the case with the AFIT School of System and Logistics’ Software Professional Development Program.
Updated: 06/10/2008
Four AFIT students win Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium awards
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Four Air Force Institute of Technology students received awards from the Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium at a banquet on 22 May.
Updated: 06/09/2008
Process Improvement Driving Positive Change
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The challenge: How can we give AFIT/CE students the reprographic materials they need to maximize their education while ensuring we don’t waste resources by giving them materials they don’t need? The solution: Examine and improve the process through an AFSO21 event!
Updated: 06/06/2008
Incoming AFIT student receives Arthur S. Flemming Award
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Maj. Timothy Bode, one of the Air Force Institute of Technology’s incoming students, has been selected as a recipient of the 2007 Arthur S. Flemming Award. This very prestigious award honors junior government employees for excellence in leadership and management.
Updated: 05/28/2008