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visit to UT Tuesday, the Air Force Research Laboratory issued a challenge to faculty and students on their Facebook page.

Big Orange has some Big Ideas, we’re challenging them to submit ideas for the future of United States Air Force science and technology.” 

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Those interested can submit ideas via the 2030 Initiative portal.

Colonel Elena Oberg, Vice Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), during her visit UT to share information about AFRL’s new Science & Technology 2030 initiative, including current and future research opportunities with the Air Force, Tuesday, May 1.

Launched in September 2017 by Secretary of the US Air Force Heather Wilson, the 2030 initiative is in preparation of a new science and technology strategy that begins with outreach events like Oberg’s. AFRL has scheduled several such events at universities around the country to listen to “cutting-edge science and technology ideas for basic and applied research, as well as ideas on best practices to support innovative research organizations.”

Oberg’s presentation is open to faculty and graduate students. Those interested in attending her presentation can register here.

When: Tuesday, May 1, from 8-9:15 a.m.

Where: 405 John D. Tickle Building


paul.montgomery@utk.edu)  of your interest in the following opportunities.

DTRA Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD)

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has published a solicitation entitled Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD). DTRA is seeking basic research on 19 topics.
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College of Engineering and the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute.

The two are developing a computing system that mimics the nervous system to design a chip that would allow computers to operate at an even faster rate and calculate more complicated processing than simple binary-based computing.

It is known as a memristor-based dynamic neural network array, dubbed mrDANNA.

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