The Latest News from AFRL New Mexico
From launching satellites equipped with the latest technology, to unveiling a new cutting-edge innovation, there’s always something going on at AFRL New Mexico.
ALBUQUERQUE—The Air Force Research Lab’s Tech Engagement Office today announced the launch of the Enterprize Challenge, a new program designed to connect local businesses with the Air Force to develop creative and viable solutions to some of the Air Force’s current needs here in New Mexico. Top solutions will share in $30,000 in prize money and will receive additional business assistance that could lead to a contract.
ALBUQUERQUE-High school seniors from around the Albuquerque metro area have been selected to take part in a first of its kind college signing day. The Air Force Research Lab Tech Engagement Office is hosting New Mexico’s first STEM Signing Day on Wed. May 1 at Hotel Albuquerque at 4:30pm.
ALBUQUERQUE-The Air Force Research Lab Tech Engagement Office is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Excellence in STEM Awards, aka the STEMYS. The awards honor those students, teachers, volunteers and other New Mexicans doing remarkable things in science, technology, engineering and math education.
ALBUQUERQUE-Students, teachers and other New Mexicans doing remarkable things in science, technology, engineering and math education will be honored at the state’s first Excellence in STEM Awards, aka The STEMYS, on Feb. 23 at Hotel Albuquerque.
ALBUQUERQUE-A team from the University of New Mexico took the top honors today at the inaugural AFRL Spacecraft Robotics Challenge. The team, comprised of graduate and undergraduate engineering students, beat out other robotics teams from around the region to claim first place and the $6,000 top prize.
The Air Force Research Laboratory New Mexico unveiled new numbers that show its impact to the State of New Mexico's economy. The study, done by the University of New Mexico's Institute for Policy, Evaluation and Research, shows that AFRL had a total economic impact of $659 Million in FY 2016. It also shows that AFRL NM supports more than 4,100 jobs in New Mexico. The full report can be found here.
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing (AMOS) site celebrated 50 years of operation in 2016. The site, home to the Department of Defense’s largest electro-optical telescope, opened in late 1966 as the Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Midcourse Optical Observatory Station at a time when the Air Force relied on radar as the main method of space surveillance.
Engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate Integrated Structural Systems Program are receiving an award for their achievement in notable technology development.
By Maddy Hayden / Journal Staff Writer
Silver City native Harrison Schmitt was 37 when he landed on the moon with the Apollo 17 crew in 1972. It was the last of the lunar missions. Many of those who helped him and others get there, though, were much younger.