Adams also stated that the total expansion will allow the school to grow the student population by 20 percent by 2025, which will provide for more students in the Dayton region to access and experience all that DRSS has to offer.
During the October 2018 brick-breaking ceremony that kicked off the school’s expansion project, AFRL’s Executive Director Jack Blackhurst said that AFRL was “all in” on any efforts to increase opportunities in STEM career fields. Then during the ribbon-cutting ceremony, he reiterated that commitment and echoed the goals of Air Force leadership.
“This is a long-term commitment for us – we’re here for the long haul,” Blackhurst said. “And this is what [former Secretary of the Air Force] Dr. Heather Wilson wants us to do – to get out in the community and universities to get more engaged in these activities that then bring new interests and technology to the laboratory from a variety of resources.”
Researchers in the GRILL evaluate existing and alternative gaming technologies to support and improve military education and training, including pilot and maintenance training, Bennett explained.
“I could not be more thrilled for the journey we’ve been on thus far, and I’m excited for what is next for the USAF and the local community,” said Bennett.