Young African Leaders Initiative – Grant Recipient Video Series

The US African Development Foundation (USADF) provides grants to grassroots organizations and associations with the goal of fostering economic development among marginalized African countries. These videos were used at their awards ceremony to recognize trailblazers who are entrepreneurial leaders in their country.

RLJ Companies – Lifetime Achievement Award Introduction

Robert L. Johnson is best known for creating Black Entertainment Television. After selling that company for a billion dollars, he formed the RLJ Companies, focusing on hospitality, financial services, real estate, professional sports and film production. This video introduces Johnson as he accepts the Reginald F. Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award.

40 – The Maryland Lottery Anniversary Retrospective

40 Years of Fun and Games, 40 Years of Entertainment, 40 Years of Winners! Marking the 40th anniversary of the Maryland State Lottery, this video explores Lottery operations over four decades. It includes the introduction of many of the Lottery’s most popular games, its iconic marketing campaigns, and the benefits the gaming agency provides the State.

Lillie Carroll Jackson – Freedom Fighter

Lillie Carroll Jackson was a pioneering civil rights activist and longtime President of the Baltimore NAACP. This video installation for the Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum brings to life the fight for freedom and equality waged by Jackson and her allies.

Communications and Sensing

For decades, researchers have attempted to better understand how data travels and interacts with environments, and how communication sources can be enhanced for the benefit of the warfighter. In this video, see how AFOSR is leading the way to support development and design innovations in communications technology.

Bio-Inspired Flight

Technological advances are constantly increasing human potential for developing very small things. When it comes to improving flight mechanics, some of the best inspirations to look at are bats, birds and bugs. In this video, meet the researchers and see designs being developed for flight vehicles of the future.

Making Marvelous Materials

With the advent of the jet age in the 1940s and 50s the velocity of aircraft was fast approaching the speed of sound, making it readily apparent that construction techniques for jet aircraft would require significant changes to meet new and unforeseen operational demands. In this video, meet AFOSR funded materials researchers developing new nanomaterials that will have revolutionary impacts on the future Air Force.

Laser Applications

The LASER (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation), was developed in 1960 and still stands as one of the major breakthroughs of the 20th Century. In this video, meet some of the engineers and scientists supported by AFOSR who continue to push the boundaries of scientific discovery.