Air Force to Host Science, Discovery and Family Fun STEM Event at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Jan 13

The event will include interactive science and technology displays for young people and families

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will host an exciting Science, Discovery and Family Fun event at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force located in Dayton, Ohio on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 1 – 4 p.m.

The event is free to the public and will feature interactive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) displays and demonstrations, refreshments, musical performances, free virtual reality and simulator rides throughout the day, and a robot will be launching free t-shirts out to attendees! Demonstrations planned include robotics, virtual reality, flight simulation, wind tunnel, rocketry, optics, fuel cells, engineering structures, and scanning electron microscopes.

Ohio Governor-elect Mike DeWine and his wife Fran will also be joining Air Force Research Laboratory Commander, Maj. Gen. William Cooley at the event. Their support will help to garner further support and interest around the Air Force STEM program.

The following organizations will be participating in the event: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Education Division; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Educational Outreach Office; Air Force Research Lab; Air Force Museum Foundation; Ohio State University; University of Dayton Research Institute; Wright State University; Youngstown State University; and Clark State Community College.

Scheduled events include opening remarks at 1 p.m.; demos and displays beginning at 1:20 p.m.; performances by the Air Force Band of Flight at 1:45 p.m. and the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir at 2:30 p.m.; and an interactive animal encounter presented by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium at 3 p.m.

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