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DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable with Dr. Howard Schlossberg, Air Force Office of Scientific Research program manager. Schlossberg will recount the events from "AFOSR LaserFest" held on August 6 in Arlington, Va. This event highlighted AFOSR's numerous contributions to laser science and applications and is one of many in a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the laser. LaserFest is a collaboration of major organizations, the American Physical Society, the Optical Society, SPIE and IEEE Photonics Society, with many other contributing partners.
For almost 60 years, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) has expanded the horizon of scientific knowledge through its leadership and management of the Air Force’s basic research program. The resulting accomplishments have led to the creation of numerous revolutionary capabilities, which have been the result of a continuous search to identify and fund exceptional talent working on the frontiers of science. The many AFOSR-funded breakthroughs throughout its history have been the cornerstones in critical areas that directly support the Air Force mission; from lasers and stealth to space weather and self-healing materials. Dr. Brendan Godfrey, director of AFOSR, will discuss the organization’s plans for continued success and the development of the next generation of outstanding scientists and engineers throughout the world.The appearance of advertising on this Web site, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, of the products or services advertised on this site.
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Dr. Joan Fuller, Program Director, and Major Michelle Ewy, Program Manager, at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research’s Aerospace, Chemical, and Material Science Directorate, will discuss how basic research plays a crucial role in the development of future Air Force technologies. They will explain the process of finding the world’s top researchers and some of the breakthrough technologies that have resulted from basic research in their fields. As Women’s History Month comes to a close, they will also share some words of advice for young women interested in pursuing scientific careers.
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