The Doolittle Institute invites the public to get Lean and Agile with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) in our vibrant space! Work on projects, collaborate, and build strategic relationships this month as you use Lean and Agile processes to build a catapult. Registration is required. 3:00 – 4:00 P.M.: A session on Lean and Agile Processes Drew Palmer, Program Manager at Lockheed Martin and Six Sigma Green Belt, will lead a discussion on Case Studies, Q&A, and a Design of Experiments. Starting with an introduction to the principles and processes, Palmer will reference real life case studies in missile & fire control, Aerospace (F-35), and Human Resources to kick off an interactive discussion around applying these processes to Research & Development. 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.: Catapults & Craft Beer (Group Activity) Palmer will segue into a group activity using the processes he discussed in a hands-on Design of Experiments (DOE). Participants will build and manipulate a catapult to launch a projectile with accuracy and precision. The DOE is a powerful approach for discovering a set of process variables that are the most important to the process, and then determining at what levels these variables must be kept to optimize the response of interest. The catapult approach is based in research. Groups can enjoy brew from Prop’s Brewery while they build their catapults and compete for most accurate launch. Through a Partnership Intermediary Agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW), the Doolittle Institute helps organizations, innovators, and entrepreneurs benefit from expansive basic and applied Department of Defense research. The Doolittle Institute acts a neutral facilitator and trusted counselor, connecting a national network of individuals, businesses, educators and government organizations to enable creative and integrated solutions. The Doolittle Institute is a member of the Defensewerx Family.