GI TechBite | Volume 2 | Issue 1 |  February 9, 2016
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AFRL Inspire

Event inspires AFRL workforce, future scientists and engineers

AFRL Inspire

"No matter what you do, the Air Force is counting on you to make a difference. You are all Department of Defense (DoD) research scientists - you're comic book characters... you make the stuff that supports heroes."

These words from Air Force Research Laboratory materials engineer, Dr. Jeff Calcaterra, were one of many inspirational messages shared with attendees during the inaugural AFRL Inspire event, held last October at the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio.

AFRL Inspire is a series of talks which seeks to energize and motivate the current and next generation of Air Force scientists and engineers. Inspired by the popular TED Talks series, AFRL Inspire consists of presentations by AFRL researchers who have made important discoveries, solved complex technical challenges, developed new USAF capabilities, and directly impacted the safety and mission success of the warfighter. [learn more]

Videos from AFRL Inspire are now available to view on Team AFRL's YouTube channel.
Innovation Discovery Event


IDE 4.13.16

Sign up for the next Innovation Discovery Event, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, and start your journey towards a patent and future commercialization opportunities for your innovative ideas!
Contact Dan Fayette at Griffiss Institute today and get started!

19th New York State Cyber Security Conference
11th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance

New York State
June 8-9, 2016
Empire State Plaza Albany, NY

"Focusing the Cyber Security Lens"

June 2016 marks the 19th Annual New York State Cyber Security Conference and 11th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance (ASIA) and you are invited to join this nationally recognized event. The event takes place June 8 and 9 in Albany, NY, and is cohosted by the New York State Office of Information Technology Services, the University at Albany's School of Business, and The New York State Forum, Inc

This year's theme is "Focusing the Cyber Security Lens." We continue to see significant data breaches and cyber attacks across all sectors; it's no longer a matter of "if" you'll be impacted by a cyber event, it's "when." [learn more]

Griffiss Institute, Cyber Research Institute, Cyber New York Alliance and Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate have already booked booths for this year's conference, so be sure to stop by and visit.

Conference Info:
Annual Symposium
Call for Presentations

Co-hosted By:

The University at Albany School of Business
New York State Office of Information Technology Services
NY State Forum

Visit Booth #23:

Griffiss Institute

Cyber Research Institute

Cyber New York Alliance

Visit Booth #24:

Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate

What is a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)?

A CRADA is a legal agreement between a federal laboratory and one or more nonfederal parties such as private industry and academia. CRADAs offer both parties the opportunity to leverage each other’s resources when conducting research and development (R&D) that is mutually beneficial. Through teaming, the parties share the risks and benefits of collaborative research and development. The end objective of a CRADA is to advance science and technology that not only meets Air Force mission requirements but also has viability in other potential commercial applications.
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GI News

GI Now Accepting Applications for Summer Internship Program

Deadline Monday, February 29!
AFRL & GI Internship Program

The 2016 application cycle has begun for Griffiss Institute’s Summer Internship Program at the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate. This is a paid summer internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university at the freshman level through PhD level, to work on-site with AFRL/RI researchers on a wide variety of research projects.

The majority of the students selected will be majoring in technical fields such as Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. There may also be a few positions available in accounting and finance, as well as multimedia, such as graphic communications, and marketing. [keep reading]

GI Joined Nationwide Global Effort in January, as Data Privacy Day Champion

Data Privacy Day ChampionThis This past January, Griffiss Institute committed to be a Champion of Data Privacy Day (DPD), an international effort held every year on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. As a DPD Champion, Griffiss Institute recognizes and supports the principle that organizations, businesses and government all share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information by respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. [keep reading]

Wasabi Ventures and The Commercialization Academy Begin New Cohort in 2016

Commercialization Academy | Wasabi VenturesWasabi Ventures and The Commercialization Academy announce the member teams of the Spring 2016 Commercialization Academy Cohort. These tech transfer teams are being incubated while building their startups around Department of Defense intellectual property from the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome.

There are 12 teams in all developing their startups through The Commercialization Academy. They hail from California, Arizona, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, and as far away as Chile in South America. Over the next five months, these entrepreneurs will receive an abundance of tools and resources, including an educational platform that will teach each of them the logistics of building a startup. [keep reading]

S&E Commercialization Academy Poster Campaign 

S&E Poster Campaign
Check out what these scientists and engineers have to say about their participation in The Commercialization Academy process. Want to learn how to get your lab IP commercialized? Contact Dan Fayette at The GI.

Commercialization Academy Testimonials 

Filmed during the inaugural Commercialization Academy Showcase, here are two valuable testimonials about the process of the program.

In the first testimonial, 
Franklin Hoke, Chief, Office of Research and Technology Applications, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate, describes how The Commercialization Academy came to be, and the intent of the program going forward. In the second testimonial, Alex Hudak, founder of Synerji, shares her experiences while going through the Commercialization Academy process, her future plans, and what it meant to work side-by-side with the inventor.
The Commercialization Academy: How, Why & What's Next? An Interview with Frank Hoke
The Commercialization Academy: An Alumna’s Perspective  An Interview with Alex Hudak

AFRL/RI and The GI Announce 8th Annual Challenge Competition

Weeklong Initiative "Powered by AT&T"
2016 AFRL Challenge Competition

The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate, in partnership with the Griffiss Institute, is proud to announce the 8th Annual Challenge Competition as one of their joint STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiatives. New this year, the weeklong program will be “Powered by AT&T.”

Air Force STEM Powered by AT&TThe 2016 Challenge Competition will take place beginning Monday, April 25, 2016, at 8:00 am, and will end on Friday, April 29, 2016, at 3:00 pm, at Griffiss Institute.

The Challenge Competition is an annual competitive STEM initiative for local high school students. It is held during a week when students are on a school break and it’s intent is to provide a more realistic view into the types of high tech problems the nation is facing today, and how engineers and researchers go about dissecting and solving these problems. [keep reading]

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