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  • Air Force STEM event inspires next generation of innovators, explorers prior to ‘Captain Marvel’ screening

    The Air Force hosted a STEM outreach event to lead into the screening of Disney’s “Captain Marvel” at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum March 7, in Washington, D.C.
  • STEM outreach key to uniting Airmen with students

    A group of Airmen – military and civilian alike – traveled to Croton Elementary School in Melbourne, Fla., Feb. 7 to serve as Science Fair judges.Eighteen members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here volunteered to examine more than 200 projects put together by 4th, 5th and 6th grade students and evaluate them based on their
  • Grand Forks mothers, daughters learn about STEM

    Teams of mothers and daughters flowed into an upstairs room of the Grand Forks Public Library on a Saturday morning, January 26, 2019. The women and girls seated themselves in anticipation of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics workshop they came for, hosted by the base Airman and Family Readiness Center.
  • AFCEA Tidewater chapter hosts Aviation STEM event

    The Tidewater Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association held their second Annual Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics day at the Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton, Virginia, Nov. 3, 2018.  The event was held as a family-focused outreach opportunity for children and adults of all ages. The Air Force uses
  • A1C with Ph.D. lands job at nuclear treaty monitoring center

    It’s not often you see those three-letter titles – A1C and Ph.D. – used to refer to the same person. As a matter of fact, only one-hundredth of one percent of the Air Force’s enlisted force from E-1 through E-9 possess a doctor of philosophy degree – that’s just 33 Airmen out of 259,190 currently on active duty.Yet one woman with a doctorate in
  • AFTAC molecular biologist represents Air Force at SWE18 conference

    A molecular biologist assigned to the Air Force Technical Applications Center here represented the Air Force at the Society of Women Engineers’ annual conference Oct. 18-20, 2018 in Minneapolis.Julia Ignacek, deputy director of AFTAC’s Strategic Integration Directorate, was invited to serve as a panelist during a session entitled, “Leading
  • Breaking the STEM mold, one woman at a time

    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 cry for women to go out and break the rules through misbehavior, that was not the premise of her message. Ulrich’s emphasis was to encourage women to do more – to break with convention, make a mark on history and prove that ordinary people, including women, can have a lasting impact on the world by doing the unexpected.
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