Research at USAFA 2010
AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO
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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.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Lasers and Masers
- Unmanned Spacecraft
- Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering