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PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Rhonda Capron to Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the Prescott Campus. Capron officially joined the university on September 25. Capron, together with campus Deans, will manage and coordinate the strategic academic portfolio on behalf of the Chancellor. She will work closely with the vice chancellors for academics at Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide and Daytona Beach campuses to coordinate the policies, procedures, and initiatives that extend across the University. 
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. –  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University— Prescott Campus student and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 028 cadet Austin Fischer is the recipient of the 2018 Air Force Association (AFA) “Outstanding ROTC Cadet of the Year” award. Fischer received this honor at the AFA Air, Space, and Cyberspace Conference in Washington, D.C.
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West of Africa’s vast Saharan desert, a bomb explosion on the island of Gran Canaria caused air traffic to be diverted to Tenerife North Airport on neighboring island Tenerife on March 27, 1977. Jets quickly clogged the airport’s only taxiway. KLM Flight 4805 surged for takeoff as Pan Am Flight 1736, obscured by heavy fog, remained on the runway, having missed a turn onto the taxiway.
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A high-tech effort to help students feel connected with Embry-Riddle and persist with their studies this week earned a top award for excellence in higher education. The Embry-Riddle Worldwide Retention, Affinity and Persistence initiative was honored by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Cooperative for Educational Technologies – known as WCET.
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 6, as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the City of Prescott co-host Wings Out West, featuring an aerial demonstration, numerous static aircraft displays, an aeronautical tech fair, and a regional fly-in at Prescott Regional Airport, Ernest A. Love Field. A variety of food vendors and concessions will also be on site.
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Smart composite materials now under development in Embry-Riddle’s John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex) show promise for improving aviation safety by continuously monitoring aircraft for structural failures – even in flight.
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Thousands of students in Florida have received a head start on college by taking courses in their high schools through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Gaetz Aerospace Institute, the largest aerospace/aviation-related dual enrollment program in the country.
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As part of Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 17, a panel of top community legal experts discussed at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University the current and persistent challenges of the Fourth Amendment, which protects people from unreasonable search and seizures.
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Under an unprecedented and far-reaching partnership agreement with Airbus, Embry-Riddle will offer its award-winning educational programs at Flight Works Alabama – a major new aviation experience center designed to build workforce capacity across the aviation and aerospace fields.
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This week, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide campuses in Hawaii will hold its commencement ceremony with guest speaker Richard N. Shizuru, Deputy Branch Head, G-1 Plans and Operations Branch, Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC), United States Marine Corps.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s undergraduate engineering programs at the school’s residential campuses in Prescott, Ariz., and Daytona Beach, Fla., have once again received superior marks in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges guidebook, an annual listing of more than 1,800 accredited four-year schools in the United States. “It’s great to see the continued high marks these outstanding engineering programs are receiving, given the excellent public and private institutions across the country that offer these degrees. We are proud of our students, faculty and staff for making these programs among the best in the world,” said Dr. P. Barry Butler, president of Embry–Riddle.
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus has partnered with SkyWest Airlines to provide aspiring airline pilots direct access to the tools, support, and guidance needed to take control of their commercial aviation career. “The benefit to current and future Embry-Riddle students is that SkyWest is by far the largest regional carrier in the U.S. and is a partner with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines,” said Dr. Juan Merkt, Chair of Embry-Riddle’s Aeronautical Science Department.
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Why does Embry-Riddle own a new submarine? Brian Butka, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering is quick to clarify that it’s a research submarine – not a military-scale vessel. The 100-pound sub, located in the new Robotics and Autonomous Systems Laboratory at Embry-Riddle’s John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex), will inform efforts to improve communication between unmanned underwater vehicles and unmanned surface vessels.
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From Bosnia to Korea and assignments to the South Pole and Joint Typhoon Warning Centers in Guam and Hawaii, U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Patla has been all over the world providing weather intelligence to the U.S. Army and Air Force.
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An Embry-Riddle invention that recently took First Prize at the World Congress of Biomechanics Undergraduate Design Competition in Dublin, Ireland will now undergo further objective analysis by Ph.D. candidate Christine Dailey.
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