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Construction is underway on a 52,500-square-foot STEM Education Center at the Prescott Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, with the $22 million building designed by Leo A. Daly scheduled for completion at the start of the Fall 2017 semester. Work is coming along quickly, and video of the center's planetarium dome being installed can be seen in a time-lapse video below. more
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

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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