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.
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.
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.
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/.
Sunday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. – Willie Miller Auditorium, Daytona Beach Campus
This is the inaugural season of the Alterity Chamber Orchestra, presented by the Timucua Arts Foundation. The 16 musicians of the Alterity Chamber Orchestra focus mainly on new music and living composers of contemporary classical music. At Embry-Riddle, they will play a program of contemporary classical music, including works by Julius Eastman and Terry Riley. This event is free and open to the public and is presented by the Arts & Letters Committee of the College of Arts & Sciences.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott Campus will host an official grand opening of the university's new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education Center and Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium on Friday, Oct. 6. A ribbon cutting will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the lower atrium of the building. Donors and local dignitaries will join members of the Embry-Riddle family for the festivities.
Saturday, Oct. 14 – Race starts promptly at 9 a.m. – Flight Line statue near College of Aviation
Everyone is invited you to run or walk for a worthy cause in the the True to the Blue 5K on Embry-Riddle's campus on October 14. The True to the Blue 5K will honor one of Embry-Riddle's first graduates of the Homeland Security program, Ashley Guindon, a Marine Corps veteran who was tragically killed in the line of duty on Feb. 27, 2016 - her first day as a Police Officer serving Prince William County, VA. Proceeds raised from the 5K Run & Walk will benefit the Ashley Guindon Memorial Scholarship. Runners registered by Wednesday, October 4 are guaranteed to receive an event t-shirt. The True to the Blue 5K is organized by Embry-Riddle's Student Veterans Organization, Homeland Security Student Association, and the Order of the Sword and Shield.
ENTRY FEES: Before Oct. 1: $25; after Oct. 1 to Race Day: $30; ERAU students: before Oct. 12 - $20; ERAU students after Oct. 12 to Race Day: $25. For complete race information, go to https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/DaytonaBeach/TruetotheBlue5K.
The future of aviation technology, flexible air-mobility concepts, the future of defense aircraft programs and U.S. Air Force acquisition priorities are a few of the many topics slated for discussion during the Aviation Week Network’s upcoming Program Excellence Symposium.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide-Kaneohe Campus will hold its commencement ceremony with guest speaker U.S. Marine Corps Col. Sean C. Killeen at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor (Ford Island), 319 Lexington Blvd., in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus, in conjunction with Drone World Expo 2017, will offer a new, pre-event workshop – sUAS for Inspections at Drone World Expo 2017 on Monday, Oct. 2 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, Calif.
The U.S. Air Force and commercial airlines have distinct missions, but both share a similar problem – a pilot shortage. The U.S. military is taking a hard look at how to produce and retain pilots and is working with industry, educational institutions and others to combat this growing concern.
The moon will eclipse the sun and tiny crescent-moon shapes will be projected onto shadowy areas under many trees on Monday, Aug. 21.
The first total solar eclipse to cross the United States since 1776 will reach its maximum at 10:32 a.m. on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Ariz., campus and at 2:50 p.m. on the Daytona Beach, Fla., campus.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 7 as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the City of Prescott will co-host Wings Out West, which will feature an aerial demonstration, numerous static displays, an aeronautical tech fair, and a regional fly-in. A variety of food vendors and concessions will also be on site.