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TIDEWATER CHAPTER CHAPTER - Nov 08, 2012
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Google Leader on Innovation

The November luncheon featured Tom Wojszynski of the Google Department of Defense Team. He described Google as a people-driven, innovation company with a philosophy to focus on the user and take a “wouldn't it be cool if we could …” approach. He made an analogy to the U.S. Air Force, which, like Google, has a culture of innovation. He used an example of how the Air Force's “wouldn't it be cool if …” approach led to the evolution of the unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) where they took a UAV, made it stealth and then strapped warheads to it. In keeping with the chapter's focus to reach out to local schools and student organizations to foster science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiatives, the board of directors approved a $3,500 donation to Synergy Hampton Roads to purchase auto pilot hardware and software in preparation for the international UAV competition next year.

Event Photographs:

Ken Hirlinger (r), chapter president, presents Tom Wojszynski, Google Department of Defense Team, with a chapter polo shirt in November.
Ken Hirlinger (r), chapter president, presents Tom Wojszynski, Google Department of Defense Team, with a chapter polo shirt in November.
At the November luncheon, Hirlinger (r) recognizes Maj. Mike Zink, USAF, Air Combat Command/A6C, for his selection as the chapter’s AFCEAN of the Month.
At the November luncheon, Hirlinger (r) recognizes Maj. Mike Zink, USAF, Air Combat Command/A6C, for his selection as the chapter’s AFCEAN of the Month.
Rhonda Richardson, chapter unmanned aerial vehicle coordinator, and Hirlinger (c) present Cleveland White of the Synergy Hampton Roads UAV team with a $3,500 donation in November.
Rhonda Richardson, chapter unmanned aerial vehicle coordinator, and Hirlinger (c) present Cleveland White of the Synergy Hampton Roads UAV team with a $3,500 donation in November.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Larry Watlington
7572880958

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