Dr. Morley Stone

Keynote
Presenter: Dr. Morley Stone
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Session Description: 
Ohio communities and schools have been key to inspiring some of the nation's most renowned innovators.  People like Thomas Edison, Charles Kettering, Granville Woods, Charles Brush, and the Wright Brothers were inspired, most likely by an educator, well before their historic innovations.  Dayton area schools have played an important role in leading generations of young people to Inspire 2 Innovate.  Today Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with Dayton area schools, continue to provide inspiration through real-world STEM opportunities such as technical demonstrations, science and engineering competitions, science fairs, science curriculum development support, and hands-on, mentored research opportunities, including the creation of a new STEM program called LEGACY (Leadership Experience Growing Apprenticeships Committed to Youth).
Presenter Bio:
Dr. Stone, a member of the U.S. Air Force’s scientific and technical cadre of senior executives, is the Chief Technology Officer for Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio.  As the primary adviser to the AFRL commander, he is responsible for assisting with the planning and execution of the Air Force's $2.1 billion science and technology program and an additional $2.3 billion of customer funded research and development.  He also serves as the corporate-level science and technology interface for a government workforce of nearly 6,000 in the laboratory's nine technology directorates and the 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW).
Prior to assuming his present position, Dr. Stone served as the Chief Scientist of AFRL’s 711 HPW 2008-2014. There he was responsible for the technical direction of a broad, multi-disciplinary research and development portfolio focused on understanding and improving human performance.  He also served as the Chair of the Department of Defense’s Autonomy Community of Interest 2011-2014.  He was the Senior Scientist of Molecular Systems Biotechnology for AFRL 2007-2008, and 2003-2006 he was a Program Manager with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  He joined government service in 1992 and served more than 15 years as a research engineer, research biologist and research manager in AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate.

He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Carnegie Mellon University in 1997 and has 25 years research experience in the areas of biotechnology, materials science and human performance.  He is a recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, the Fed100 Award and Carnegie Mellon University’s Alumni Merit Award.  Dr. Stone is a Fellow of Air Force Research Laboratory and of the International Society of Optical Engineering.