Arlando Teller '95 Creates Partnership to Bring Navajo Students to Embry-Riddle Summer Camps

Growing up in the shadow of Canyon de Chelly in Chinle, Ariz., Arlando Teller remembers seeing airplane contrails in the sky and wondering where they were from and where they were going. That curiosity led to a love of aviation and his future career. Today, Teller is the acting Deputy Division Director for Navajo Division of Transportation. He has been instrumental in creating a partnership between the Navajo Nation, Armstrong Inc., and Embry-Riddle in offering scholarships for Navajo students ages 14-19 years old to attend Embry-Riddle’s career exploration summer programs.
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Growing up in the shadow of Canyon de Chelly in Chinle, Ariz., Arlando Teller remembers seeing airplane contrails in the sky and wondering where they were from and where they were going. That curiosity led to a love of aviation and his future career. Today, Teller is the acting Deputy Division Director for Navajo Division of Transportation. He has been instrumental in creating a partnership between the Navajo Nation, Armstrong Inc., and Embry-Riddle in offering scholarships for Navajo students ages 14-19 years old to attend Embry-Riddle’s career exploration summer programs.
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While interning at NATO’s Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence earlier this year, Engineering Physics student Olivia Fowler had the opportunity to experience Italian culture and work with science and technology experts from around the world.
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Simulation Science is the field of 3-D virtual reality (VR) -- also referred to as mixed reality or augmented reality -- and it’s growing exponentially. Total revenues in the video game industry topped $23.5 billion in 2015 and Microsoft projects that 80 million personal VR devices will be purchased by 2020, which means Embry-Riddle graduates will be in high demand to produce content for these users. VR is changing the way the world operates.
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After winning first place at an Embry-Riddle poster competition last spring, Aerospace Engineering student Dynamite Obinna is taking his Jetway venture to the next level by developing a prototype.
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NASA astronaut and Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams returned to Earth recently after his fourth mission aboard the International Space Station Williams now has a cumulative 534 days in space, the most of any NASA astronaut ever. “No other U.S. astronaut has Jeff’s time and experience aboard the International Space Station. From his first flight in 2000, when the station was still under construction, to present day where the focus is science, technology development and fostering commercialization. Jeff even helped prepare the space station for future dockings of commercial spacecraft under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program,” said Kirk Shireman, ISS Program manager at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. “We’re incredibly proud of what Jeff has accomplished off the Earth for the Earth.” In 2010, Williams was part of another NASA milestone as the commander of Expedition 22. During that mission, he became the first astronaut to interact live with NASA followers from space via social media.
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Team Daytona Beach broke ground on The BEACH House Tuesday afternoon with the Presidents of Embry-Riddle and Daytona State College (DSC), sponsor FPL and colleagues scooping their shovels full of dirt to begin the construction of a 1,000 sq. ft., solar-powered, energy self-sustaining home. The BEACH House, which stands for Building Efficient, Affordable and Comfortable Homes, will be built and entered into the Solar Decathlon 2017 international competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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