Events

Finding an aircraft wing, machine guns, cannon balls, shackles, a cock pit door and other artifacts from a crashed Tuskegee Airman’s aircraft in the cold waters of Lake Huron and a wrecked slave ship near Key Largo buried on the ocean floor may not sound as glamorous as treasure hunting for gold or silver.
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“The research being conducted at Embry-Riddle has a strong possibility of improving the mechanical function of modern braces. It has real potential to extend non-surgical treatment to older children in addition to improving success rates for newborn infants.” - Dr. Charles T. Price, M.D., Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
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Embry-Riddle will host the 2018 American Society of Engineering Education Southeastern Section Conference, set for March 5-6 at the Shores Resort in Daytona Beach, Fla. The event, organized by eight engineering faculty members, will feature appearances by Board of Trustees member Nicole Stott (DB ’87), an artist and retired astronaut; Dr. Donna Riley; Kamyar Haghighi, Head of the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University; Embry-Riddle President P. Barry Butler; and Dean of College of Engineering, and Dr. Maj Mirmirani. Students taking part in poster presentations will attend the conference for free, sponsored by the Embry-Riddle Office of Undergraduate Research. Pre-conference workshops will take place March 4 on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus. Registration will remain open until March 6, with early registration ending Feb. 16. For more information, visit https://commons.erau.edu/asee-se/, or contact faculty coordinator Dr. Lulu Sun, at sunl@erau.edu.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s oldest and largest institution of higher learning specializing in aviation and aerospace, will participate for the seventh consecutive time in the Singapore Airshow 2018 on Feb. 6-11 at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore. Throughout the week, university representatives and leadership as well as faculty, students, graduates and special guests will be at the Embry-Riddle Chalet at CS20 and Exhibition stand at N77.
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Submit your innovative idea to improve campus by Fri., Feb. 16, and earn the opportunity to win the $1,000 (individual) or $2,000 (team) prize.
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Monday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. – Willie Miller Auditorium, Daytona Beach Campus Erik Denson, the chief electrical engineer at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, is also an accomplished underwater researcher and explorer as part of the Diving With a Purpose Maritime Archaeology Program. Denson also finds inspiration from achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and his underwater team was chosen to survey the 332nd Fighter Group 2nd Lt. Frank Moody’s aircraft that crashed in Lake Huron in 1944. Denson will speak of his underwater discoveries and the history of the first black servicemen to serve as military aviators in the U.S. armed forces, nicknamed the Redtails. This event is presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as part of the Embry-Riddle SpeakER Series and is free and open to the public.
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Elston Memorial Physics Lecture: Gravitational Waves & Neutron Stars Friday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. – Willie Miller Auditorium The ripples astronomers have detected in the fabric of space come from the brightest events in the universe - collisions of black holes that, for a fraction of a second, emit more energy than the combined light from all stars in the visible universe.  The 20th century's prediction and discovery of black holes and neutron stars has left puzzles that gravitational-wave astronomy hopes to solve. Distinguished Professor Emeritus John Friedman, from the University of Wisconsin, will present a fascinating presentation entitled Whispers from Space: Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes and Neutron Stars. Friedman served for several years as a U.S. representative to the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation. This event is free and open to the public. 
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"The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice" Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. – Willie Miller Auditorium Love, jealousy, betrayal, race, revenge and repentance – it's Shakespeare's masterpiece by The National Players sponsored by the Office of the President and the Arts & Letters Series. Hors-d'oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. Students, staff and faculty free; others $5. Tickets required.  Pick up tickets at the Humanities Dept. Front Desk in the College of Arts & Sciences. This event typically sells out, so get your tickets early. This event is open to the public. 
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Parts of the United States will get a treat on Jan. 31 when three moon cycles line up, resulting in a bright, red moon. A supermoon, blue moon and total lunar eclipse will come together for the first time in the U.S. possibly in more than 170 years. The phenomena last coincided in parts of the Eastern Hemisphere, including India and China, on Dec. 30, 1982.
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The Center for Entrepreneurship’s Test Flight Bootcamp is led by accomplished entrepreneurs who offer support, inspiration and ongoing mentoring to fledgling businesses. Attendees will develop go-to-market strategies and discuss sources of funding during these informational meetings, with the goal of launching their new business.
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With more satellites being deployed into space and private companies racing toward their first human spaceflights, the 4th Annual Space Traffic Management Conference will discuss these critical topics and a variety of changes facing the industry.
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During the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Asia commencement ceremony on Dec. 8, 2017, Embry-Riddle President Dr. P. Barry Butler (L) and Embry-Riddle Worldwide Chancellor Dr. John R. Watret (R) greeted keynote speaker Capt. Quay Chew Eng, senior vice president/Flight Operations Division of Singapore Airlines International Limited (SIA). More than 500 guests attended the event, including Embry-Riddle – Asia Vice Chancellor Dr. Graham Hunt and other dignitaries and representatives of the university and the aviation industry. Bachelor’s and master’s degrees specializing in aeronautics and aviation business administration were awarded to 112 graduates – the largest graduating class since the campus’ first cohort in 2012.
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Helping to maintain cellular communications during a disaster, improving processes when a patient goes from surgery to the recovery room, and studying how materials used in the construction of wingsuits impact aerodynamic performance are just a few of the dissertation projects by Ph.D. students graduating in December.
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Legendary CBS newsman and former moderator of "Face the Nation" Bob Schieffer will discuss the changing way Americans get their news and the last presidential election, which he covers in his new book, "Overload."  Speaker Series Director Marc Bernier will interview Schieffer, followed by Q&A from the audience and book signing. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Willie Miller Auditorium on Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. Seating will become available beginning at 6 p.m. For more information on the SpeakER Series, visit erau.edu/administration/speaker-series/.
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The Embry-Riddle Halloween Carnival, Oct. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. is free and open to all children in the Daytona Beach area.
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