Air Force Partnership Takes Flight
We're pleased to announce that US Air Force is supporting Science Olympiad in 2013! Look for the Rapid Strike Vehicle Simulator, appearances by top brass at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and an info booth at the Science Olympiad National Tournament at Wright State University May 16-18. Volunteers from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will be on campus all weekend, and students are encouraged to visit the Air Force Museum. Plan to attend the Air Force Remote Sensing Technology Workshop - Friday, May 17, 11:00am to 12:00pm, Russ 144 on the WSU Campus: Two airmen from the US Air Force will speak about their experience and knowledge on Remote Sensing technology and discuss how Special Operations use Remote Sensing to keep America safe and lead the way in innovation for air, space and cyberspace. Air Force Recruiting Service recognizes that Science Olympiad team members embody many of the core principles that make a great leader, and will again present the two gold medal winners of the Remote Sensing event at the Science Olympiad National Tournament with $1,000 college scholarships.
At the 2012 National Tournament hosted by the University of Central Florida on May 18-19, students experienced Command Center Alpha and heard remarks from TSgt John Bowerman, Interim Flight Chief, E-Flight Elite during the Awards Ceremony. Across the US, Air Force assisted with technical events at several Science Olympiad regional and state tournaments. A former Science Olympiad competitor now serving in the Air Force said, "Science Olympiad gave me an opportunity to develop my scientific and engineering mind so when I went to college and eventually on to my military career, I was a better prepared individual."
At the 2011 Science Olympiad National Tournament, Air Force displayed a customized Orange County Chopper motorcycle for those wild about mechanics and engineering, and a ground-rattling NASCAR show car. During the Opening Ceremony, we heard from Col. Thomas Kenney, Chief, Operations Division, Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service, who inspired the crowd. If you've got an Air Force connection in your Science Olympiad life, please share your info in an Alumni Survey today.