Free AFRL symposium now slated for July 24

Published: Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 12:01 AM


            At the symposium, AFRL’s junior scientists and engineers will showcase their state-of-the-art research and seek mentors from industry, academia and government. (Contributed photo)
At the symposium, AFRL’s junior scientists and engineers will showcase their state-of-the-art research and seek mentors from industry, academia and government. (Contributed photo)

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Science & Technology Symposium has been rescheduled for July 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Top of the Market Banquet Center, 32 Webster St., Dayton.

This event was originally scheduled to happen May 29 but was postponed after several tornadoes struck the local area.

At the symposium, AFRL’s junior scientists and engineers will showcase their state-of-the-art research and seek mentors from industry, academia and government.

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The event is free and open to academia and industry. Featured technology fields include sensing, materials and manufacturing, aerospace systems, medical, and health and human performance.

This symposium is hosted by the AFRL Junior Force Council in collaboration with the Wright Brothers Institute.

The event begins with keynote speaker, David Stringer, director of the NASA Plum Brook Station and a retired brigadier general. This will be followed by other guest speakers, including David Hart, vice president of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Segue Technologies in Dayton.

The event wraps up with a one-hour poster session where AFRL junior force will showcase their work and have meet and greets with other attendees who are interested in being mentors.

“This symposium will also socialize the idea of an industry mentorship program and will provide information about the program to interested attendees,” said Brittany Fouts, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and AFRL JFC officer-at-large and medical integration manager, 711th Human Performance Wing, “and provide attendees with the ability to network and socialize while talking about their work and their mentoring needs.”

AFRL’s Junior Force Council provides professional development opportunities for its active duty and civilian personnel with less than a decade’s experience. This symposium is the latest effort by JFC to provide collaboration, networking and mentorship opportunities for its members and partners.

Registration and more information about the symposium are available at https://a04302019.zohosites.com/ .