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Possible Expansion Coming to AFIT’s Mission Ready Contracting Officer’s (MRCO) Course
The success of MRCO has exceeded all original expectations. What was intended to be the formal initial skills course for only Air Force officers has evolved into the premier and preferred training source for all Air Force contracting professionals, military and civilian.
Updated: 12/03/2008
Gen. Lorenz, AETC Commander, visits AFIT
The ability to build powerful interpersonal synergy and leverage is critical to success, both personally and professionally. Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, reiterated this message at the Air Force Institute of Technology during his visit as part of his outreach effort to speak, and listen, to all the communities of his AETC command.
Updated: 12/03/2008
AFIT Dean for Research receives Meritorious Civilian Service Award
The Air Force Institute of Technology is very proud to announce that Dr. Heidi R. Ries, Dean for Research at the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award. Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, presented the award while he was at AFIT for a visit on 21 November.
Updated: 12/03/2008
AFIT/ENV is Part of New University Affiliated Research Center in Systems Engineering
AFIT, through the AF Center for Systems Engineering, was invited by Stevens Institute to join the team they were assembling for the then-proposed SE UARC. AFIT, and in particular the Systems and Engineering Management Department (ENV), provides a valuable piece to the overall makeup of the UARC.
Updated: 11/20/2008
AFIT’s Dean for Research involved locally, beyond
AFIT is one of four institutions forming the LEADER Consortium, working to analyze the climate for women in STEM fields. The LEADER project is a continuation of Dr. Ries’ efforts to promote science education and research collaboration throughout her career.
Updated: 11/05/2008
AFIT's Civil Engineer and Services School closes out another successful year!
The faculty and staff of the Civil Engineer and Services School continue to keep the curriculum responsive by listening closely to our customers in order to meet the needs of the Department of Defense and the nation that we serve.
Updated: 11/05/2008
AFIT participates in the 2008 Logistics Officer Association Conference
AFIT’s School of Systems and Logistics and Graduate School of Engineering and Management once again hosted a booth at the Logistics Officer Association conference to provide information and answer questions regarding all AFIT logistics educational opportunities.
Updated: 11/05/2008
AFIT staff member receives 2008 Air Force Distinguished Equal Employment Opportunity Award
The Air Force Institute of Technology is very proud to announce that Barbara JT Newell, a member of its staff, received the 2008 Air Force Distinguished Equal Employment Opportunity Award in the Special Emphasis Programs category.
Updated: 11/05/2008
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.
Updated: 10/24/2008
DoD Acquisition Data Management Gets a Face Lift – New Handbook Coming Soon!
A new handbook entitled “Acquisition Data Management” is about to be released for DoD and Industry review that will become an approved standardization document for use in buying technical information to support military system acquisition.
Updated: 10/09/2008
Three Captains from AFIT/CES visit the Defense Department’s largest mortuary and the world’s largest port mortuary
Three of AFIT's Services Management Officers who teach Mortuary Affairs classes to Force Support Squadron commanders and senior civilians were honored and humbled to experience operations at the Port Mortuary, Dover AFB, where they care for military personnel killed overseas and expedite their dignified return home.
Updated: 10/07/2008
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.
Updated: 10/02/2008
AFIT student wins half-marathon in military category
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
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
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
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?”
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
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
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
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”
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
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
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
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”
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