• Today's leading research; 
    ​Tomorrow's greatest discoveries.

    Join participants from across academia, industry, & government in an interactive networking mentor session. 
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May 29, 2019  |  Dayton, Ohio 

AFRL has established a Junior Force Council (JFC) whose charter, in part, is to provide professional development opportunities for those Active Duty and Civilian Air Force personnel who have less than 10 years of experience.  This symposium allows participants to engage with  some of today's brightest scientists & engineers who are discovering the technologies that will drive the next wave of business growth. Uncover new opportunities to collaborate & accelerate the development of state-of-the-art technologies.

Call for Posters

Submit your research paper/poster for display & presentation at the event.

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Call for Mentors

Share your technical & professional expertise as a research mentor for AFRL Junior Force members.

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Plan  to Attend

Meet scientists from academia, government, & industry as they share their latest research. 

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Networking & Relationship Building

Broaden your peer network & explore the possibilities for collaboration with other researchers who are working on similar challenges. Find common areas of interest around professional & personal career goals.


1:00 PM

Registration Check-in & Badge Pickup

Registered attendees can check-in and receive their event materials.

1:30 PM

Welcome Address

Welcome and opening remarks from Dr. Teresa Bennett, Chief Learning Officer, Air Force Research Laboratory.

1:45 PM

Industry Professional Perspective Presented by: David Hart
​Business Development, Segue Technologies, Dayton, OH

David is the Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Segue Technologies. Additionally, David is the founder of FASTROPE, a local Defense Contractor networking organization for business development professionals, is a former Army Ranger and created 'Blue Skies for Good Guys and Gals' - a non profit in which does events and fund raises for Gold and Silver Star families, Wounded Warriors and many others. David's experiences will demonstrate the opportunities and benefits of mentorship from an industry perspective.

2:00 PM

Professional Society Perspective Presented by: Lynn Moad
Managing Partner at LB Moad Consulting, LLC

Lynn is as an executive consultant specializing in strategic planning, information technology portfolio management and leadership skills development. Prior to executive consulting, Lynn served as the Division Director at the Systems Integration Division, at the Headquarters level of the Air Force Materiel Command. 

She is highly sought-after in the Dayton business community and serves on the Board of Directors of the AFCEA Dayton Wright Chapter. Lynn will be sharing the opportunities and advantages of mentorship, from a professional society perspective.

2:15 PM

Technology Presentations

Technology presenters will provide the following overviews:

High Noise Stethoscope Technology for Aeromedical Evacuation 

Dr. Melissa Wilson (AFRL/711 HPW/RHMF) and Mr. Charles Harding (AFRL/711 HPW/RHMF)

Dr. Melissa Wilson is a Nurse Scientist within the Biomedical Impact of Flight Branch with interest in pain management and patient care in transported patients, and moral distress for military healthcare providers. Mr. Charles Harding is a Research Biomedical Engineer within the Biomedical Impact of Flight Branch with interest in medical imaging and medical devices for En Route Care.

Rapid Prototyping of Miniature Sensor Packages for Hazard Recognition

Mr. Steven Fisher (UES, Inc.)

Mr. Steven Fisher is a Mechanical Engineer for UES, Inc. supporting the Airman Readiness Optimization Branch with expertise in rapid prototyping pertaining to hazard recognition for military members.

JFWORK Program Prototypes

Capt Kyle Schory (AFRL/RXSS, JFWORK)

Capt Schory is the Deputy Branch Chief for the Materials Durability and Sustainment Branch and the JFWORK Program Manager

2:30 PM

Networking & Poster Session

Presentation and poster session opens. Researchers will be showcasing their latest work. Attendees are encouraged to rotate from station-to-station to meet the presenters and to learn more about their work.

3:45 PM

Closing Remarks

The poster session officially concludes and instructions will be shared with attendees on how they may continue dialog and collaborative activities post the day's session.

4:00 PM


The Advanced Science & Technology Symposium officially ends. Attendees are welcome to continue conversations and networking during a post-event reception.

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This event is brought to you by The Wright Brothers Institute in partnership with 

the Air Force Research Laboratory's Junior Force Council.

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Event Venue

444 E. Second Street  |  Dayton, OH 45431