Project PoSSUM Graduates First College Academy Class Plus Eight Scientist-Astronaut Candidates at Embry-Riddle

Project PoSSUM, a non-profit research program devoted to the study of Earth’s upper atmosphere, has graduated the first Advanced PoSSUM Academy class at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus. This five-day course prepares high school and undergraduate college students to conduct research on commercial space vehicles as part of an international research campaign dedicated to the study of the global climate. more


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Dr. Jackie Luedtke of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Ariz., Campus recently received the V.L. Laursen Award for “outstanding contributions to aerospace education” by the University Aviation Association (UAA). The award, which is granted to one professional educator annually by the 69-year-old representative body of Collegiate Aviation Education and sponsored by Airlines for America (formerly Air Transport Association), was presented to her on Sept. 30 in Omaha, Neb. more
Young adults have been indulging in energy drinks since the beverages hit the market. Now, Worldwide assistant professor Don Delorey is trying to find out just how popular they are among naval aviation candidates. more
The Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team in Daytona Beach, Florida, has been awarded the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award. The team achieved the highest GPA of any soccer team, men or women­, at any level–NCAA Divisions I, II, III and NAIA–in the nation for its collective work in the classroom during the 2015-16 season. more

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Dr. Massoud Bazargan, of Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus College of Business, won an award for the best presentation given at the 56th-annual Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS) symposium, which was hosted this month in Santiago, Chile. He presented research on aircraft-boarding and deplaning strategies. The AGIFORS is a professional society dedicated to the advancement and application of operational research within the airline industry. Every year, an different airline hosts the symposium meant to offer the latest innovations in airline operations research. Presenters from airlines, software vendors, consulting firms and academia present their work in airline operations, strategy, cargo logistics, crew scheduling, e-commerce, information technology, revenue management and more to their peers. At the end of each symposium, the best papers and presentations are recognized by the attendees’ votes. Learn more about the event. more
Embry-Riddle Worldwide Research Chair and Assistant Professor of Aeronautics Dr. David C. Ison has recently been elected as President of the University Aviation Association. He will serve as President Elect this year and take office in fall of 2017. more
College of Security and Intelligence Dean Dr. Philip Jones, of Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus, was featured on Arizona PBS after the third presidential debate on Wednesday, Oct. 19, speaking about Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton's respective foreign policies. Watch Part 1 of the discussion. Watch Part 2. more