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DTC Seminar Series

AFOSR Basic Research Spotlight


Frederica Darema
Director of Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Arlington, Virginia

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Reception: 10:45am-11:15am
Lecture: 11:15am-12:00pm

401/402 Walter Library

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), is the organization responsible for discovering, shaping, and championing basic science, and furthering the frontiers of scientific knowledge and technology that profoundly impacts the future Air Force (AF). In a broad sense, AFOSR, in its motto “excellence in science and transformative capabilities for the AF”, accomplishes this mission by identifying the best fundamental research that and has relevance to the DoD and the AF, through funding and appropriate oversee of the research work conducted in universities, industry and government laboratories in the US and around the world, actively maintaining strong, productive alliances with such institutions to bring newly created scientific understanding and technology options from the scientific community and generate tremendous payoffs for the nation’s defense. For over sixty years, the accomplishments of AFOSR, ranging across a wide spectrum of sciences and technologies, have led to the creation of revolutionary new capabilities for the Air Force and significant discoveries for the benefit of mankind. This presentation will overview programmatic activities supporting basic research enabling science and technology advances, as well as STEM education and workforce creation.