Accession Number : ADA543601


Title :   Research at USAFA 2010


Descriptive Note : Annual rept.


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a543601.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 61


Abstract : When an institution brings together committed faculty with the intellectual curiosity of young minds and offers them the challenge of solving real-world research needs, a perfect storm is born. It allows us to shape young minds into officers of character who will embody the values of respect, leadership, and the willingness to look beyond the easy answer. At the same time, it empowers our graduates to enter the active duty Air Force with a burning pride in their accomplishments and in their alma mater. Research builds stamina, discipline, decision-making, teamwork, and strong oral and written communication skills - all of which will serve them well as their careers in the Air Force advance and begin to shape future Air Force policies and actions. Guided by military and civilian faculty members, cadets learn to think outside of the box and to respond to scenarios that often do not offer clear answers that require independent thinkers. Today, the USAFA research program has an annual value of $52.4 million, one of the largest undergraduate research programs in the nation.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE RESEARCH , SITUATIONAL AWARENESS , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , EDUCATION , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , LASERS , SOLAR ENERGY , PHYSIOLOGY , DRONES , EARTH ATMOSPHERE , ANEMIAS , LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT , SPACE TECHNOLOGY , NATIONAL SECURITY


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Lasers and Masers
      Cybernetics
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE