Julie Fowlis sang the theme songs to the Disney Pixar film ‘Brave’. A world renowned performer, Fowlis and her band will perform the inspiring and haunting music of the Scottish Isles. Hear more of Julie Fowlis here. Hosted by the Honors Series, Fowlis has been nominated for BBC Radio 2’s ‘Folk Singer of the Year’, and ‘Best Artist’ at the Songlines World Music Awards, Julie has a remarkable series of achievements to her name – including being the first solo Gaelic singer to be radio playlisted on the BBC, happily crossing genre to sing with Mary Chapin Carpenter, James Taylor, and others and sang before alive TV audience of around 1 billion people at the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July 2014
The Honors Series offers topics of interest to a broad spectrum of students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. This event is free and open to the public. There is ample free parking on campus.
Dr. Ying is the immediate past President of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), serving on the Executive Committee which leads in shaping the agenda of this multinational professional aerospace organization. She’s currently the Senior Vice President of an electric aircraft start-up company Ampaire, responsible for the technology strategy and international relations. Her presentation overviews and highlights how innovations in commercial electric aircraft will make flying clean, quiet, safe, reliable and more accessible to everyone than ever before.
Each fall, the Daytona Beach Campus hosts an Open House event for prospective students and their families. It’s a great opportunity to:
The Presidential Speaker Series welcomes Dr. Mauro Atalla , Senior Vice President for Engineering and Technology at Collins Aerospace. In this role, Atalla oversees a highly skilled, accomplished network of over 16,000 engineers that spans more than 180 sites across 24 countries responsible for designing, building, integrating and supporting more than 125 product lines, 1,500 operators and 70,000 aircraft.
Atalla joined United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in 2000 as a staff engineer at United Technologies Research Center. Since then, he has served in a number of roles of increasing responsibility across UTC’s aerospace and commercial businesses. He most recently served as vice president of Engineering & Technology for Sensors & Integrated Systems (SIS), a business unit of UTC Aerospace Systems that comprised over 60 product lines.
Atalla is the author/co-author of several patents and research publications, and serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Michigan’s Aerospace Department.
The Presidential Speaker Series at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus welcomes industry leaders, prominent alumni and important trailblazers in aviation, aerospace and related fields who will address our students, faculty and staff and the greater community. Each dialogue may touch on a wide range of topics, including perspectives on effective leadership and groundbreaking technologies, while offering opportunities for thought-provoking interactions with the audience.
Each 90-minute Presidential Speaker Series event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Lemerand Auditorium in the Willie Miller Instructional Center. There is ample free parking on campus.
Francis Gary Powers Jr. is the author of Letters from a Soviet Prison (2017) and Spy Pilot (2019), which both help to dispel the misinformation surrounding the U-2 Incident. He is a Board Member of the Strategic Air Command and the Aerospace Museum near Omaha, NE and an Honorary Board Member of the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. Because of his efforts to honor Cold War veterans, the Junior Chamber of Commerce selected him as one of the "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" for 2002. Gary lectures internationally and appears regularly on C-SPAN, The History, Discovery, and A&E Channels.