Sporting "Star Trek – The Original Series" team uniforms, the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Spelling Bee Team on May 18 dominated their opponents, correctly spelling 19 words in a row to retain their status as champions of an annual fund-raising event organized by the Volusia Literacy Council and presented by Bethune-Cookman University.
Over 900 Air Force ROTC cadets and students from across the country gathered in Orlando for the 67th Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings National Conclave (NATCON). This year’s conclave was hosted Embry-Riddle’s Silver Wings Challenger Chapter in Daytona Beach and the Arnold Air Society Steven M. Scherp Squadron in Prescott.
Dr. Elisabeth Murray, Assistant Professor of Security Studies and International Affairs, has been elected president of the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS). She is the first female president to lead the organization, where she has been a long-time member, having served most recently as executive secretary.
“I'm thrilled to be representing The Department of Security Studies and International Affairs, the College of Arts & Sciences and Embry-Riddle as I continue serving my fellow genocide scholars in this new capacity,” said Murray.
Murray is a historical sociologist with degrees in Political Science, Nationalism Studies and International Relations. Her current research focuses on famine in Eastern Africa. She is particularly interested in the use of new humanitarian technologies as atrocity prevention mechanisms.
Founded in 2005, the International Network of Genocide Scholars is a non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to fostering scholarly multi-disciplinary exchange and academic debate in the field of genocide studies. Learn more about INoGS at www.inogs.com.
On Sunday, April 23, a group of six Embry-Riddle students set out with the intention of breaking as many Prescott Campus records as there were members of their team. That same afternoon, the team flew an extreme rocket-- known as M3R (Mach 3 Rocket)-- in hopes that it would carve their names into Prescott Campus history.
Students at the Daytona Beach campus can now enroll in up to four semesters of three strategic languages—Russian, Arabic and Spanish—because of a partnership with Stetson and Bethune-Cookman Universities.
A new study posits the possibility that package delivery will become the largest segment of the commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry. The research was conducted by four authors — Darryl Jenkins, Bijan Vasigh, Clint Oster, and Tulinda Larsen — and states that the commercial UAS industry, as a disruptive technology, will act similarly to other disruptive industries in the past and grow at exponential rates.
“The economic annual savings to logistics companies will be at least $2 billion, for our pessimistic forecast," the authors go on to forecast. "For our midrange forecast (of 50 million daily operations), savings are projected at $10 billion.”
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