Neil Armstrong makes his way down the lunar module ladder in 1969. Embry-Riddle will celebrate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon with a SpeakER Series event on March 19 at 7 p.m. Photo Courtesy: NASA
Neil Armstrong makes his way down the lunar module ladder in 1969. Embry-Riddle will celebrate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon with a Speaker Series event on March 19 at 7 p.m. Photo Courtesy: NASA

Daytona Beach Campus Upcoming Events Feb. 20 - March 19

Upcoming Events at Embry-Riddle include an astronomy open house, Donnie Cochran, the first African-American pilot to fly with the Blue Angels, and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

The Golden Age of Personal Air Vehicles Has Arrived with Dr. Pat Anderson - SpeakER Series

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. – Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

An estimated 250,000 new air mobility vehicles and an entire workforce of engineers and aviation specialists will be needed in the next 10 years. Join Dr. Pat Anderson as he speaks with Marc Bernier about the future of personal air vehicles Climb aboard, sit back and see the future at the Eagle Flight Research Center in this video. This is the keynote address for Engineers Week, brought to you by the College of Engineering, the Honors Program and the Speaker Series.

This event is free and open to the public.Click here for a map of campus and look for the Willie Miller Instructional Center (building 331). There is free parking adjacent to the building.


Astronomy Open House and Science Lecture on the Milky Way

Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. - Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium, College of Arts & Sciences

Embry-Riddle's Physical Sciences Department and the College of Arts & Sciences (COAS)https://daytonabeach.erau.edu/college-arts-sciences/ present an out of this world astronomy lecture beginning at 7 p.m. in the Lemerand Auditorium. Dr. Bob Benjamin with the University of Wisconsin will discuss his work studying the Milky Way Galaxy with the Spitzer Space Telescope.

The COAS Observatory in the College of Arts & Sciences building opens at 8 p.m. It's your chance to look through a truly remarkable telescope, the 1-meter (40 inches) Ritchey-Chrétien reflecting telescope high atop COAS. Hosted by the Embry-Riddle Amateur Astronomy Club and the Embry-Riddle Observatory, the Astronomy Lecture and Open House events are free and open to the public.

Click here for a map of campus and look for the Willie Miller Instructional Center (building 331). There is free parking adjacent to the building.


The Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company (WHDC)

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. – Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

The nationally renowned Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company has a bold, athletic style with a repertoire ranging from the lyrical to the avant garde. The performers engage the audience by addressing social issues through dance that speak to the human spirit. Don't miss your chance to see this hallmark dance company present the best of American contemporary dance with acclaimed performers and emerging artists.

This event is presented by the Honors Program and is free and open to the public.Click here for a map of campus and look for the Willie Miller Instructional Center (building 331). There is free parking adjacent to the building.


The First African American Pilot to Fly with the Blue Angels - SpeakER Series

Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m. - Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

Captain (retired) Donnie Cochran got to live his ultimate dream - logging over 1,500 hours and over 240 airshows as the first African American pilot to fly with the Blue Angels, later becoming this elite precision flying team's Commanding Officer and Flight Leader. His career also include leading two fighter squadrons, serving as the deputy commander of the Navy's Recruiting Command and as the Navy ROTC Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science at Florida A & M and Florida State Universities. Cochran is an inspirational speaker and author of "Glad To Be Here: My Lessons Learned As A Blue Angels Flight Leader And Pilot" - a Black History Month SpeakER Series presentation, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

This event is free and open to the public. Click here for a map of campus and look for the Willie Miller Instructional Center (building 331). There is free parking adjacent to the building.


Cybersecurity Threats and Transportation in the U.S. - SpeakER Series

Monday, March 4, 7 p.m. - Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

Cybersecurity experts Gary Kessler and Philip Craiger, from Embry-Riddle's Department of Security Studies and International Affairs Department, will talk with SpeakER Series moderator Marc Bernier about new challenges in transportation and an update on private security breaches. An audience Q&A session is included in the presentation.

This event is free and open to the public. Click here for a map of campus and look for the Willie Miller Instructional Center (building 331). There is free parking adjacent to the building.


The 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing - SpeakER Series

Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m. - Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

Meet four men who have intimate knowledge of the Apollo program as we look back at the first Moon landing with Apollo 11.

Jim Chandler worked with General Electric's Apollo Support Department on equipment to test the Lunar Excursion Module. Lew DeWitt helped build real-time visual simulators of the Command and Service Modules and the Lunar Lander for NASA. Jim Kotas worked at Cape Canaveral on the GE Acceptance Checkout Equipment during Apollo missions 7 to 11. Larry Kelly was manager of manufacturing for GE during Apollo missions. He was awarded the Apolloneer award in 1968 and was elected Mayor of Daytona Beach in 1974, serving for 19 consecutive years. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. Click here for a map of campus and look for the Willie Miller Instructional Center (building 331). There is free parking adjacent to the building.

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