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  • DAF seeking science research partnerships with HBCUs

    DAF is working with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering to create the first University Affiliated Research Center led by a Historically Black College or University.

  • The power of women in the STEM workplace

    A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of STEM disciplines all over the world. Even though women have made tremendous progress towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still under-represented in these fields.

  • Civil Air Patrol celebrates 80th anniversary

    Civil Air Patrol members throughout the United States and in overseas squadrons are celebrating the organization’s commitment to community service today — a commitment that began Dec. 1, 1941, and has continued for 80 years.

  • Four Airmen and Guardians among BEYA winners, CSAF gives keynote

    Four Department of the Air Force service members were selected as recipients of the Military Service Award during the 2021 Black Engineer of the Year Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2021. The four individuals were recognized for their

  • Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Action Team partners with NPHC

    The Department of the Air Force’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Action Team recently began working with the District of Columbia’s National Pan-Hellenic Council to inform youth in the region of the multiple opportunities the Air Force and Space Force offer.

  • Air Force announces second set of new scholarships for HBCU students

    The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps coordinated with leadership within Junior ROTC and its aviation program, the AFJROTC Flight Academy, to find rising college freshmen that had demonstrated leadership ability, aviation competencies, a propensity to serve in the U.S. military and an

  • Faster, smarter: virtual hiring fair recruits STEM talent

    In conjunction with the Air Force’s Personnel Center, the Air Force Materiel Command held a virtual hiring fair April 23, 2020 to fill open science, technology, engineering and mathematics positions across the command.

  • AFMC to host virtual STEM hiring event

    The event will provide an opportunity for hiring officials and qualified candidates to connect directly via an interactive, online platform to fill immediate, critical vacancies as well as future positions at AFMC headquarters and center locations across the U.S.

  • Air Force commander awarded Military Service Award at BEYA 2020

    Founded in 2006, the Stars and Stripes dinner is a key event during the three-day Black Engineer of the Year Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Global, Competitiveness conference. As one of the nation’s largest gatherings of top military and civilian federal government leaders,

  • AFTAC experts travel to Georgia for STEMversity

    STEMversity is a nonprofit, seasonal program that provides state-of-the-art, hands-on STEM training to underrepresented youth through instructional laboratory experience. From blood spatter to DNA analysis, toxicology to nuclear forensics, the course covers a broad range of STEM-related themes and

  • Schriever AFB hosts STEM day event for local students

    The event included six different booths showcasing basic orbital mechanics, Newton’s laws, Kepler’s laws, virtual reality and radio frequencies and how they can be used to control satellites and send communications and more.

  • Academy plays central role in developing tomorrow’s STEM leaders

    Cadets at the Air Force Academy today are immersed in hands-on STEM programs while also exposed to a broad education in the humanities and non-technical disciplines. All cadets take at least two-thirds of their coursework in a cross-disciplinary core and almost half of all their courses are in STEM

  • LEGACY youth program builds interest in STEM careers

    The Leadership Experience Growing Apprenticeships Committed to Youth, or LEGACY, program is an Air Force program aimed at building interest in science, technology, engineering and math through summer craftsman camps and paid summer apprenticeships while showing how STEM applies to the world around

  • Civil engineer Airmen participate in IRT project

    The mission for the two-week period was to provide a concrete slab for a new science, technology, engineering and math lodge facility, clear and grade the surrounding area and begin building walls, if time allowed.

  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

  • Youth summer camps offer engagement, growth

    The Air Force Services Activity, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, manages many programs designed specifically for kids, to include a variety of summer camps – both residential and at home station.

  • AFIT earns new research classification ranking

    The Air University’s Air Force Institute of Technology entered the category of High Research Activity for a doctoral university from the 2018 update of the Carnegie classification. AFIT is the only Department of Defense academic institution to hold this specific categorization.

  • Little Rock AFB hosts Arkansas’ largest STEM Fest

    Little Rock Air Force Base hosted Arkansas’ largest Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics festival in conjunction with the Thunder Over the Rock Air and Space Show, with a field trip day Oct. 26 that drew more than 20,000 attendees, over 13,000 of whom were students.

  • AFTAC helps break the 'STEM mold'

    In 1976, esteemed historian and author Laurel Thatcher Ulrich wrote a book entitled, “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History.” The premise of her work was to shine a light on famous women throughout history who challenged the way things were done. While the title may seem to be a modern-day rallying

  • Air Force seeks nominations for SecAF Prestigious STEM PhD Program

    As part of a continuous effort to develop exceptional leaders in a highly technical environment, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson is introducing the Secretary of the Air Force Prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Ph.D. Program for the service’s most highly qualified active

  • Space and STEM showcased at JB Charleston Air and Space Expo

    In conjunction with several partners, Joint Base Charleston showcased both STEM and space through various booths and interactive exhibits at the 2018 Air and Space Expo. Some of the booths included robotics demonstrations, electricity exhibits, moon rock samples and more.

  • AFRL provides support to robot competition

    Approximately 14 teams from the Miami Valley joined 46 other teams from across Ohio at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO League Ohio Championship, held Feb. 4, 2018 at the Nutter Center at Wright State University.

  • Air Force members win Black Engineer of the Year Awards

    Senior leader officials recognized two Air Force members at the 32nd Black Engineer of the Year Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Global Competitiveness Conference, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C., for exceptional achievements in STEM career fields.

  • Around the Air Force: Nov. 29

    On this look around the Air Force combined forces bomb Taliban drug labs, the investigation of 2015 MQ-1B crash has concluded, and SMART scholarship opportunities for students are available. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Anastasia Tompkins.

  • Engineering the future: MQ-9 pilot gives back

    Service is defined as unrelenting devotion to one’s duty to his or her country. It’s one of the core values instilled into every Airman . However, for one Airman, it also means giving back to his community.

  • AF showcases game-changing technologies at DOD Lab Day

    Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory presented 16 technology research projects in various stages of maturity during the second biennial Department of Defense Lab Day May 18, 2017, in the Pentagon center courtyard.

  • AF senior leaders invest in STEM future

    As the Air Force continues to develop and modernize its forces and equipment, the need for science, technology, engineering and mathematics professionals within the service grows.In an effort to help develop the STEM professionals of the future, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and a

  • BLUE: Generation STEM

    Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force's flagship television program, BLUE. Maintaining a technological edge in defense requires snagging the best and brightest minds for research and development. In this episode, we introduce you to some of the innovative minds working to

  • STEM scholarships available to college students

    Eric Wineman completed both his undergraduate and master’s degrees with no student loan debt and now works for the Air Force as an electronics engineer, courtesy of the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Service Program.

  • Air Force Junior ROTC partners up with AFA for StellarXplorer competition

    The Air Force Association is striving to increase participation in its third annual StellarXplorers competition this year by teaming up with the Air Force Junior ROTC headquarters. The new partnership will introduce the event to almost four times as many students compared to previous years.

  • Sirius Potatoes wins StellarXplorers STEM competition

    Sirius Potatoes, a team from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates, California, recently won the StellarXplorers space system design competition at the Space Foundation’s 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.

  • AF talks diversity of opportunities at annual engineers conference

    What do measuring earthquakes, creating lightning and applying space-like pressure to marshmallows all have in common? They each were demonstrations of science and technology used to intrigue the next generation of engineers on the Air Force’s capabilities and opportunities during the National

  • Gaming research laboratory debuts new website

    The Gaming Research Integration for Learning Laboratory (GRILL) team recently relaunched an updated version of their website with more information on the program. The site has information about GRILL research projects along with information regarding opportunities for high school, undergraduate, and

  • DOD Lab Day to showcase groundbreaking technologies

    The Air Force Research Laboratory will have a unique opportunity to showcase some of its groundbreaking technologies at the first ever Department of Defense Lab Day to be held at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., May 14.

  • Vice chief of staff talks STEM to local educators

    Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer spoke to local educators about the particular importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to the Air Force during an ASM Materials Teachers Camp July 18, at Shaw-Howard University, Washington, D.C.