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Doolies engage the faculty at Majors Night

Captain Paul Homan, director of meteorology explains to cadets how the “Magic Planet” emulates how waves propagate through the atmosphere similarly to how waves propagate through the ocean. Photo by Mike Kaplan

Captain Paul Homan, director of meteorology explains to cadets how the “Magic Planet” emulates how waves propagate through the atmosphere similarly to how waves propagate through the ocean. Photo by Mike Kaplan

Academy Spirit staff

Cadets with the Class of 2013 converged upon the second floor of Fairchild Hall for Majors Night Sept. 9.

The goal of Majors Night is to excite cadets about the quest for knowledge in a field of their choice, said Maj. Mackie Wilks from the Academy Office of the Registrar.

Academy educators and cadet role models shared their life experiences and perspectives with young cadets. Representatives from the faculty included biologists, civil and environmental engineers, behavioral scientists and leadership experts, philosophers, engineers and geographers.

Educators also described how their majors translate into Air Force careers. Cadets used the opportunity to learn about self-improvement measures such as study skills, graduate school programs, and the Reading, Writing and Quantitative Reasoning Center, which are provided within the Office of Student Academic Affairs

“I guarantee many walked away fully convinced that the Air Force Academy garners the accolades it does because we take advantage of academic diversity to promote educational and inclusive excellence for our cadets,” Major Wilks said. Recent reviews the Academy has received include ranking seventh among America’s Best Colleges according to Forbes Magazine and placement in the top 1 percent of 371 colleges for most accessible faculty.

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