Air Force to host STEM event Jan. 13


DAYTON – The U.S. Air Force will host a science, discovery and family fun event from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 13 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

This will be a fun event for young people and their families and will feature interactive science and technology displays and demonstrations, refreshments and a performance by the Air Force Band of Flight. The event is free and open to the public.

Maj. Gen. William Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory commander, will kick off the event at 1 p.m. Demos and displays open at 1:15 p.m., and the Air Force Band of Flight will perform at 2:30 p.m.

“This is a family-focused outreach event for people of all ages,” Cooley said. “We want to excite folks, especially young people, about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Air Force was a service born of science and technology innovation, and we hope events like this will light a spark of interest for young people that will help prepare them for success in the workplace of the future.”

Among the many demonstrations planned are robotics, virtual reality, flight simulation, wind tunnel, rocketry, optics, fuel cells, engineering structures and scanning electron microscopes. Additional event details will be released after the New Year holiday.

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about 1 million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit or contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Education Division at 937-255-3286.

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