Army ROTC Commander's Global Experience Eye-Opening for Cadets

When Lt. Col. Rob Moyer joined the U.S. Army after college, he wanted to “become a leader, travel the world and be part of something greater” than himself.
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On the top floor of the College of Arts & Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus, astronomy students and professors analyze the atmospheres of stars as seen through the largest university-based telescope in Florida – the 1-meter Ritchey-Chrétien reflecting telescope in the Physical Sciences Department’s Observatory.
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Embry-Riddle and City of Prescott dignitaries gathered alongside students, faculty, and staff to celebrate the official opening of the western campus’ newest residential hall, Thumb Butte Suites. The ceremonial ribbon cutting coincides with the annual OctoberWest celebration, made all the more special as the University commemorates its 40th anniversary in Arizona this year.
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Imagine going through the wreckage of an airliner that has broken apart and burned, looking for clues to determine what caused the accident. Only highly trained investigators ever have a chance to take part in such scenarios. Yet, thanks to the rapidly developing technology of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide campus students can examine crashed aircraft in a simulated environment, searching for clues with their computers, tablets, smartphones or AR goggles.
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While visiting Galveston, Texas this year for a conference, Scott Shappell reflected on how his life has changed since he last was in the city 27 years ago as a doctoral student.
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As a boy growing up in Iceland, Snorri Gudmundsson put a lot of thought into how airplanes could fly. During many trips to a nearby airport in Reykjavik with his father, he asked, “How can something made of metal become airborne? It’s heavy. How can it lift off?” If he wanted to understand, Gudmundsson’s father told him, he needed to read a lot and do mathematics.
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For the first time, a team of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students has confirmed the accuracy of a component of the Next Generation Air Traffic Control System (NextGen) at high altitudes using a NASA research aircraft. The results of their research using automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) technology, which shifts air traffic control from ground-based radar to more precise satellite-derived positions, could help determine how rocket launches and sub-orbital space flights best integrate into the national airspace.
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Surrounded by deep canyons and rugged, scenic sandstone formations resembling the red terrain of Mars, researcher Ryan L. Kobrick paces himself as he climbs about 200 feet up a steep desert mountain in south-central Utah named after one of the moons of Mars.
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