Miles O’Brien, a third-generation, instrument-rated general aviation pilot and award-winning PBS correspondent specializing in science, technology, aerospace and environmental reporting, this week urged Embry-Riddle student-engineers to communicate their work and why it’s important to society.
To succeed in engineering or any other field, artist and retired astronaut Nicole Stott encourages girls and young women to “live what you love, look for role models, and focus on helping others.”
Stott – a member of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Board of Trustees since 2012 – was the only female in her senior advanced engineering design class at Embry-Riddle, where she received an aeronautical engineering degree in 1987. Yet, she said, “I never noticed that I was the only woman in the class because I was studying something I loved to do, and all those around me were studying something they loved to do as well.”
“Aviation is a global enterprise and does not happen in a bubble immune from cultural differences, miscommunication and the challenges created by inadequate aviation English skills.” — Embry-Riddle Assistant Professor Elizabeth Mathews
When Zandile “Pepe” Sibandze was growing up in Swaziland, a small country in Southern Africa between Mozambique and South Africa, she knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a pilot. While her sisters played with dolls, Sibandze dreamed of owning an airplane toy.
Rebecca DeMarco, who founded Daytona Beach Campus’s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Women in Engineering Student Affinity Group, is a Human Factors Engineer for Honeywell Aerospace
In February 1993, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was one of the first non-profit, accredited institutes of higher education to break ground on a then-emerging technology that now encompasses more than 30 percent of college students.
Censys Technologies Corporation, a high-tech startup firm in Embry-Riddle’s John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex), has added seven jobs over the past year, and it also recently achieved an important milestone in the development of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology.
The Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management brings together aviation scholars recognized as leaders in their respective areas from across the globe. Building upon research into U.S. and international airline operations, Dr. Dawna Rhoades authors the chapter “Airline Service Quality and the Consumer Experience,” and Dr. Blaise Waguespack authors the chapter “Airline Marketing.”
The book provides a unique series of chapters on air transport issues with the airline and airport industries, as well as the challenges facing managers in those respective fields. Within the handbook’s 25 chapters, it provides a unique repository of current knowledge and critical debate covering key sectors of the air transport industry to provide a definitive, trustworthy resource that is both vital and new to researchers, scholars and students of air transport management.
Learn more about the Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is proud to announce the Prescott Campus' new School of Business. The official unveiling of the school took place at a launch party on Feb. 1 attended by campus and community members, followed by a visit from University President Dr. P. Barry Butler on Feb. 9.
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.
On the back of Dr. Jason Aufdenberg’s long-tail cargo bicycle is everything he needs if he breaks down, experiences heavy rain or other unexpected events. From a pump, tubes, patches, first-aid kit and ponchos, the “trunk,” as he calls it, on his hybrid mountain and road bike can even hold four bags of groceries.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus will offer a free, two-week online class focusing on aircraft maintenance, inspections, safe and efficient integration of daily operations and how to effectively manage global challenges facing the industry.
Scheduled to run from Feb. 26 to March 12, the Aviation Maintenance Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will be taught by Embry-Riddle faculty as well as experts from the aviation industry and is open to the public.
“As the industry changes and adapts to new environments, we have to educate ourselves on how to successfully navigate those challenges, to make the most out of potential opportunities,” said Dr. Bettina Mrusek, lead faculty for the Aviation Maintenance MOOC. “Our students will get a real-world look at the industry, from multiple perspectives. We are not only focused on the maintenance technician, but also on those supervising and leading them.”
In addition to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aviation Maintenance offered through Embry-Riddle Worldwide, the university also offers a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Maintenance Science at its residential campus in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Registration is currently open at worldwide.erau.edu/massive-open-online-courses.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Department of Professional Education Programs offers a new three-day workshop designed to give candidates the opportunity to earn their Lean Six Sigma yellow belt certification that will provide them with the knowledge and tools to better implement Lean Six Sigma efforts within their organization. Participants will learn about the execution of projects in LSS in aviation and aerospace service as well as the industrial environment.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University faculty specializing in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) recently helped draft a comprehensive UAS Pilots Code (UASPC) guide for experienced and new drone users to enhance safety and efficiency in UAS operations.
As the 2018 Winter Olympics get underway in PyeongChang, South Korea, parents have an opportunity to use the often-inspirational stories of top athletes to talk with children about the importance of persistence, said Christina (“Tina”) Frederick, an Embry-Riddle professor with deep expertise in sports psychology.