Building on the success of last year’s challenge, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will host the second annual small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) Challenge at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev., Sept. 16-20. The 2015 challenge, which is sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center in partnership with NASA, will be composed of two separate competitions.
The Embry-Riddle Emergency Operations Team, in conjunction with the National Hurricane Center, Florida Emergency Operations Center and Volusia County Emergency Management, is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Erika and its progression. The National Hurricane Center reports there is still a good deal of uncertainty, with it forecast to reach hurricane strength (Category 1) within the next four to five days. It's important to note that Daytona Beach is well within the cone.
To strengthen its 90-year commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has begun planning a new STEM Education Center on its Prescott Campus. The building is scheduled to open its doors for the Spring 2017 semester.
Worldwide's Orlando Campus welcomed its new neighbors during an open house, ribbon cutting and Business After Hours event Aug. 5. Earlier this year, the campus moved across town to a new location near the Central Florida Research Park and other educational institutions. Joining the campus for the occasion was the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce.