1st Lt Tori Hight
Air Force Public Affairs Agency
The world changes at a rapid pace. Every day we hear news about natural disasters, economic changes and new technological breakthroughs in air, space and cyberspace.
Have you ever found yourself sitting on the couch, watching everything unfold and wonder how you can be a part of the change?
The Air Force Collaboratory is your opportunity to take action and make a difference in solving real-world problems.
The collaboratory is an initiative that encourages science, technology, engineering and math-inclined students, influencers and young people to engage and collaborate with the Air Force to solve real-world challenges in an online community.
The current challenges focus on current and future Air Force technologies for search-and-rescue operations, software coding for unmanned quadrotor drones and calculating precise coordinates for the newest GPS satellite launch.
Users begin by creating a profile and can even link their profile to their Facebook page. The next step is to choose a project. Each project contains a mission brief and materials to help you understand the issue. Users will have the opportunity to find solutions to the challenges alongside real Airmen, who will provide feedback and direction along the way. Collaborators will have to rely on the same critical thinking and problem solving skills as their Airmen counterparts as they work together to develop ideas…ideas that may save lives.