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Dayton Students Benefit from AFRL and Dayton Regional STEM Center Collaboration

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

by  Michela Greco Air Force Research Laboratory
11/30/2012 – WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio — In the summer of 2011, the Dayton Regional STEM Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) embarked on a collaboration to develop modeling and simulation courses for Dayton regional schools. Air Force Colonel John Franz of AFRL and Major General Ed Mechenbier were the leading initiators of the collaboration, citing the necessity to teach area students modeling and simulation skills in the hopes that those students would invest their skills in the area upon graduation from high school or college. The collaboration also sought to distinguish Dayton on a national level as a hub of the modeling and simulation field.

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