Representatives from the U.S. Air Force will be on campus March 22-23 to learn about innovative research ideas.
Organized by the Air Force Research Laboratory, the two-day conference is the second of 14 listening sessions designed to connect the USAF with non-traditional science and technology partners. The sessions are part of the Air Force’s Science and Technology 2030 initiative, which aims to advance national security efforts.
The initiative was launched by Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Heather Wilson in September 2017. The outreach effort will include discussions with the scientific community, higher education representatives and business professionals.
The Nebraska conference is the initiative’s first university-hosted listening session. It is open to individuals across a seven-state region. It will engage experts in four strategic research areas: cyber/digital offense and defense; sensing and interpreting; global logistics; and human advantage.
The conference is 8 a.m. March 22 to noon March 23 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Registration is available online.
Wilson said information gathered will be used to help the Air Force conduct research more efficiently and focus where research dollars are invested.
Learn more about the Air Force’s Science and Technology 2030 initiative.