The Test and Evaluation (T&E) Program at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research has implemented several new initiatives aimed at introducing students and faculty to T&E activities at Air Force test centers. These initiatives involve sponsorship of research activities at the centers by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates that result in conference presentations and journal publications.
The workshops are intended to provide an opportunity for faculty and administrators to become familiar with test center resources, facilities, and operations and to discuss areas of interest with test center personnel. Research funding sources will be indentified and explained, including grants through AFOSR, Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) through AFOSR and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and other programs such as the Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP) and National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowships (NSSEFF).
In addition to research activities, university administrators may be interested in employment opportunities for graduates as well. The Department of Defense relies on the process of Research and Development Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) for transitioning technologies out of research laboratories and employs a large number of scientists and engineers in this process. Test center recruiters and employment specialists will be participating and presenting as part of the workshop agenda.
This three day events will include presentations, discussion panels and facility visits. 26-28 June 2012, Lancaster, California
Registration InformaitonRegistrer by clicking "register online" below. Register online
Agenda Information 26-28 June Agenda(Telecon and VTC support will NOT be provided)
Hotel InformationA room block has been set at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Lancaster, California. Reservations can be made by calling 1-661-940-9194 and asking for "AFOSR". Room are paid for by each individual. A government rate of $125.00 plus tax has been extended to this block. Booking on line does not gaurantee this rate or block. Click to vist Hampton Inn & Suite website.
Workshop InformationThe workshop will take place next door at the Homewood Suites in the Discovery Room.
Local Airports Information
Palmdale Production Flight/TestDistance from hotel: 11 mi. Drive time: 13 min.Directions: Right out onto Ave P to 10th St. West. Right onto 10th St West, take Highway 14 N, Exit Ave. I and turn left onto Ave I. Turn left onto Valley Central Way, then left onto Double Play Way, hotel is on the right.
Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena AirportDistance from hotel: 59 mi.Drive time: 58 min. Directions: Take N. Hollywood Way to I-5 N to Highway 14 N. Exit Ave I, turn left off Exit. Turn left onto Valley Central Way, then left onto Double Play Way. Hotel is on the right.
Los Angeles International AirportDistance from hotel: 77 mi.Drive time: 77 min.
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Contact InformationDr. Michael Kendramichael.firstname.lastname@example.orgProgram Manager, Test and EvaluationAir Force Office of Scientific Research