Grassroots Motorsports Magazine visited with the ERAU EcoEagles to see the team's high-performance hybrid Chevy Camaro built for the EcoCAR 3 Competition. Check out the video to hear about the competition, see the vehicle, and learn about the project.
When Hurricane Irma passed over Daytona Beach, tearing off roofs, twisting signs and knocking over a water park slide, professors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University were there to help assess the damage.
When Peter Wagner’s uncle introduced him to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds when he was in the fifth grade, he became hooked on learning to fly.
Recent stories about the commercial pilot shortage and a tour of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus while he was in high school helped finalize his decision to live out his dream.
Inside big ships, jets, rockets, hospitals, factories, oil-drilling rigs and many other operations, a type of internal combustion engine called a gas turbine reliably generates power. But routine maintenance comes with a steep price tag. Over a typical 10-year life span, keeping a gas turbine healthy may run as much as $30 million, says Reamonn Soto, whose startup business, Sensatek Propulsion Technology, offers a way to reduce those costs significantly while also increasing the efficiency of power generation.
When Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle makes its next launch into space from West Texas, it will have a little bit of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on board: a payload designed by students in Pedro Llanos’ Spacecraft and Satellite Systems class.
The Cell Research Experiment in Microgravity (CRExIM) suborbital payload will be the first of what he hopes will be many payloads to fly through Embry-Riddle.
“It’s a multidisciplinary effort between various colleges at Embry-Riddle and other universities nationwide,” Llanos says. “Spaceflight operations and aerospace/mechanical engineering students – along with Embry-Riddle’s Department of Applied Aviation Sciences – are working together with a science team comprised of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Medical University of South Carolina.”
When Hurricane Irma started barreling toward Florida, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University senior Hayley Lewis had the option to go home to Lake City, but she wanted to stay to help other students evacuate.
Could the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California? The question has been scrutinized by chaos theorists, stock-market analysts and weather forecasters for decades. For most people, this hypothetical scenario may be difficult to imagine on Earth – particularly when a real disaster strikes.
Farmers earn extra income by hosting wind turbines on small tracts of land, but the large, spinning blades change meteorological conditions near the ground. Those changes can affect crop yields – for better or for worse. A wind turbine might inhibit crop disease, for example, or it could speed moisture loss during a drought.
After a successful season last year, the Eagles hockey club had 40 students try out for this year’s team, half of them newcomers to the program. There's a great post about the team on their Facebook page, titled "With Newfound Depth, ERAU Targets Another Sodexo Cup," plus you can see the schedule of upcoming games.
Check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ERAUHockey/.
In the rainy early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 – about six hours before Hurricane Irma churned into the lower Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm – 62 flight instructors at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University piloted a fleet of small airplanes to two locations in Alabama.
The pilots, navigating 44 Cessna 172, 9 multi-engine Diamond 42, 8 Piper Arrow, and 1 Beechcraft Baron aircraft through a thick band of rain, were grateful to be hosted by Auburn University and Atlantic Aviation.
A new video, created by David Nixon, conveys the urgency and complexity of Embry-Riddle's fleet relocation effort right before Hurricane Irma made landfall at Cudjoe Key on the morning of Sept. 10.
The fleet relocation was only one of the many steps that Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach, Fla., campus took before Hurricane Irma made its U.S. landfall. The top priority of the emergency operations team was to ensure the safety of students first, and then to safeguard infrastructure, equipment and aircraft so that students would be able to quickly return to campus and normal operations following the storm.
Read about the mass evacuation in Flying magazine.
When Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University professor Sirish Namilae travels for pleasure or for work, his eyes are focused on how people are boarding the plane and moving through security and other areas of the airport.
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 Best Colleges guidebook, an annual listing of nearly 1,800 accredited four-year schools in the United States.
Bloomberg interviewed Daytona Beach Campus College of Business Professor of Economics and Finance Dr. Bijan Vasigh for a story about the increase of flight delays during the busy months of summer travel. The story is titled “In Mexico City Mud, Pena Nieto’s $13 Billion New Airport Project Bogs Down.” The airport plans to handle as many as 68 million passengers per year by 2020.