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A Japanese spacecraft sent back photos recently of what appears to be the largest wave of its kind known in the solar system. The Akatsuki craft spotted the wave which stretched for more than 6,000 miles and remained fixed above the surface for four days. Researchers believe that the occurrence was a “gravity wave,” a “disturbance in the winds caused by the underlying topography that propagated upward.”  
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Embry-Riddle’s newest residence hall opened this week, just in time for the beginning of spring semester. Students at the Daytona Beach Campus began moving in Sunday to the five story, 145,000-square-foot facility that boasts over 650 beds, nine wings, multiple study rooms, conference rooms, lounges and bright, open common areas with nice views, said E.J. Walicki, senior associate director of housing and residence life.
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In recognition of its high-quality education focused on student engagement and world-class faculty, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide has been ranked No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list for best online bachelor’s degrees in the nation.
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Dassault Systemes, a European multinational software company specializing in 3D design, 3D digital mock-up, and product lifecycle management (PLM) software has recognized Prescott's College of Engineering as a CATIA (Computer-Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application) Academy member and CATIA Certification Center.   Dassault Systemes, a European multinational software company specializing in 3D design, 3D digital mock-up, and product lifecycle management (PLM) software has recognized Prescott's College of Engineering as a CATIA (Computer-Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application) Academy member and CATIA Certification Center.  "This recognition of Embry-Riddle Prescott is a great honor and is a result of the excellent work of our faculty," said Dr. Ron Madler, Dean of the College of Engineering. "Dr. Iacopo Gentilini has been a leader on campus in utilizing CATIA and engaging Dassault which has led to us to become only the 6th Academy member in North America and the only Certification Center in Arizona." Being an Academy member will allow the College to access to tutorials and learning tools that are only provided to a few select schools.  The CATIA Certification allows the College to provide CATIA Certification exams through Dassault, thereby providing students with a chance to gain that distinction. Additionally, the College can provide the exams to engineers in industry, allowing Embry-Riddle to gain further visibility in the aerospace community. For more information on Dassault Systemes, visit: http://www.3ds.com/  
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While pouring a cup of coffee one evening, Daytona Beach Mechanical Engineering freshman Nolan Alexander ran into a problem: he had no spoon to stir sugar into his mug. That dilemma sparked Alexander’s idea to create a self-stirring travel mug for an Engineering Fundamentals design competition with teammates David Roquebert and Matthew Pendleton.
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Dr. John Watret, Chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus, has announced the appointment of Dr. Maneesh Sharma as Dean of Worldwide’s College of Business.  He joins Embry-Riddle from Tiffin University in Ohio, where he served as the Dean of the School of Business and a Professor of Finance.
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From politics to the South Pole, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University invites the public to attend the spring 2017 Speaker Series. Marc Bernier, Director of the Embry-Riddle Speaker Series and host of The Marc Bernier Show on FM93.5/AM1150 WNDB, will act as moderator. Each 90-minute Speaker Series event is free, open to the public and will be held in the Willie Miller Instructional Center auditorium on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. Most events begin at 7 p.m. with seating available beginning at 6 p.m. Overflow viewing rooms will be available with open seating. Click here for a map of the campus.
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Stress isn’t always a bad thing. This common reaction can trigger a fight or flight response that can help us push through obstacles or fear. But when levels reach an unhealthy level, stress can be debilitating and lead to long-term health issues. With finals on the horizon, this can be a challenging time for students.   “It’s typical that end-of-semester stress is higher,” said Linda Bloom, director of the Embry-Riddle Counseling Center. “Students are feeling the pressure and demands of completing projects, papers, and prepare for final exams.” Not sure how to lower your stress level? Here are some tips:
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Scientist-astronaut candidates go weightless to evaluate spacesuit technologies that will be used to study upper atmosphere noctilucent clouds on commercial suborbital spaceflights
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Since graduating its first batch of full-time undergraduate students in 2015, Embry-Riddle Asia has created a tradition by holding a graduation dinner following its commencement ceremony. The formal event is a student-organized gathering allowing graduates a final celebration together, and it marks the end of students' journeys in the classroom while kicking off the start of their careers in aviation.  The theme of this year's event was “A Night at the Oscars,” featuring awards such as Professor of the Year, Best Dressed and Favorite Course, each voted on by students. More than 100 attended the event, held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
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For the second year in a row, Worldwide’s Jacksonville Campus has been named one of the Top Colleges and Universities in Northeast Florida by the Jacksonville Business Journal.
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When Embry-Riddle student Robert Consolo wrote “To be the best, you must handle the worst” on his arms, he thought of the car accident that nearly stole his dreams of working for NASA.
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The Daytona Beach Campus Digital Studio is set for a facelift, thanks to a $66,012 grant from the Gladys Brooks Foundation.
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The university will also award the largest number of Ph.D. degrees in its history at the ceremony.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide recently was named one of the nation’s Best Online Engineering Degree Programs for 2016 by CollegeChoice.net, an independent online service for prospective college students and their families.
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For the 30th year in a row, Embry-Riddle Prescott's 10-Time National Champion Golden Eagles Flight Team dominated the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) regional competition with 13 overall first-place victories, including Top Pilot and Top Scoring Contestant.
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Parrot, a leading manufacturer of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus have announced a new academic partnership that will promote curriculum development and the dissemination of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) research and real-world applications.
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Daytona Beach Student Flight Team Hosts Event and Sweeps Ground, Flight Events and Overall Championships to Extend Its Winning Streak to Unprecedented 34 Consecutive Years
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has contracted with Barton Malow Company to build a new four-story, 177,000 square foot student union and library, which will become the centerpiece of the Daytona Beach Campus, bordering the Connolly Quad, near the main entrance to the University on S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
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This week, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University alumni, students, professors and industry friends are celebrating the College of Business’ 50 years of management and business education at the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) Convention and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. Special events include two alumni and industry receptions, and the second annual Business Jets Speaker Series in Daytona Beach on Friday, Nov. 4.
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Hacker for hire. Online hacking services. Verified hackers. Believe it or not, there are thousands of opportunities to hire a hacker on the internet. Combine that with the considerable growth of digital devices and few are immune to cybersecurity crimes. In fact, the U.S. Department of Justice lists cybercrimes as one of the greatest threats to our country. 
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When popular websites like Twitter, Netflix, Spotify and Etsy were inaccessible to users for several hours on Oct. 21, it was the first time hackers used Internet-connected appliances such as web cameras to launch a cybersecurity attack.
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An app that curates art, an interactive puzzle game that allows multiple users to solve in real time and  software that prevents toast from burning are just a few of the projects that students created during HackRiddle, a hackathon Oct. 15-16 at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus.
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The ease of restrictions for Americans traveling to Cuba has brought rapid cultural and societal changes as tourism expands to the isolated island after more than 50 years of suspended relations with the United States. These changes also bring opportunities for Embry-Riddle undergraduate students to develop a better understanding of the country through Ignite Abroad’s upcoming cultural research trip to Cuba during spring break.
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When hackers broke into the University of Central Florida’s computer systems earlier this year, they gained access to social security numbers, financial records, and medical information of 63,000 students, alumni, and faculty members.
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Project PoSSUM, a non-profit research program devoted to the study of Earth’s upper atmosphere, has graduated the first Advanced PoSSUM Academy class at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus. This five-day course prepares high school and undergraduate college students to conduct research on commercial space vehicles as part of an international research campaign dedicated to the study of the global climate.
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The first female basketball team in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus history will make their debut at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in the Activity Center again Multnomah University of Portland, Ore.
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As cybersecurity concerns continue to grow, so too does the need for people trained to combat such threats.  According to a recent article in Forbes, the cybersecurity market will continue to expand, with estimates expecting to grow from $75 billion in 2015 to nearly $170 billion by 2020. In addition, a Cisco report estimates that nearly one million cybersecurity jobs are currently available worldwide.
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Construction is underway on a 52,500-square-foot STEM Education Center at the Prescott Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, with the $22 million building designed by Leo A. Daly scheduled for completion at the start of the Fall 2017 semester. Work is coming along quickly, and video of the center's planetarium dome being installed can be seen in a time-lapse video below. 
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Dr. Jackie Luedtke of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Ariz., Campus recently received the V.L. Laursen Award for “outstanding contributions to aerospace education” by the University Aviation Association (UAA). The award, which is granted to one professional educator annually by the 69-year-old representative body of Collegiate Aviation Education and sponsored by Airlines for America (formerly Air Transport Association), was presented to her on Sept. 30 in Omaha, Neb.
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Young adults have been indulging in energy drinks since the beverages hit the market. Now, Worldwide assistant professor Don Delorey is trying to find out just how popular they are among naval aviation candidates.
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The Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team in Daytona Beach, Florida, has been awarded the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award. The team achieved the highest GPA of any soccer team, men or women­, at any level–NCAA Divisions I, II, III and NAIA–in the nation for its collective work in the classroom during the 2015-16 season.
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Whether it required shoveling four feet of sand out of their coach’s house, sharing food with a stranger, or repairing a roof for someone in need, Embry-Riddle Eagles were quick to reach out to their community in response to the damage left behind by Hurricane Matthew.
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Embry-Riddle Worldwide Assistant Professor Mary Kathleen Gorman will serve as a judge for the Academic Research Competition at the 64th Annual International Association of Emergency Managers Convention later this month.
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Video game sales reached $23.5 billion in 2015 in the United States according to the Entertainment Software Association, so making a “great” video game that can dominate the market is a top goal of every game designer.
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Whether at the bank, in line at an amusement park or simply unlocking your smartphone, many of us have used our fingerprints or even our faces to prove who we are. But while that process, known as biometrics, becomes more common, is it safer?
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Last Update 10/10/16 1:15 p.m. Oct. 10  –  1:00 PM Update – Embry-Riddle Set to Fully Reopen Tuesday, October 11th.  As clean-up efforts continue in Volusia County from Hurricane Matthew, Embry-Riddle is set to reopen for classes and resume normal business operations at the Daytona Beach Campus and Worldwide Headquarters on Tuesday, October 11th.  As of midday today, minor safety issues continue to be discovered and quickly addressed by grounds and facilities crews. A room-by-room sweep of buildings is in process and minor repairs are being performed. Power outages still affect some athletics facilities and a downed power line persists near the alumni/print shop/marketing buildings on the corner of Clyde Morris and Richard Petty Boulevards (it is well marked, but continue to use caution).  STUDENT SUPPORT/RESIDENCE HALLS -          Chancellor Brady will meet with Deans tomorrow to discuss any needed modifications to the Fall Academic Calendar. -          The Student Center is open for students to reconnect with classmates, utilize dining services and access WiFi.  The small computer lab in the Student Center has been reopened. Please bring your Eagle Card. -          The Eagle Fitness Center is open until 8 p.m. tonight. Please bring your Eagle Card. -          Dining services has returned to normal operations and hosted students, safety and grounds staff for a BBQ lunch today. -          All residence halls are open and fully operational. Students can return directly to their rooms and should contact their Resident Advisor. -          University professional and residence life staff are on duty to assist returning students. -          Students and employees are advised to properly dispose of food left in refrigerators.   OUR COMMUNITY -          We are encouraged by the stories of leadership and community service being performed by our students around the area and their assistance in cleanup efforts on the campus. Please make us aware of these stories by emailing University Communications. -          Parts of Volusia County remain without power. We continue to monitor the situation in our local community and work with city and county leaders.    -          National Guardsmen and electrical crews departed the ICI Center this morning very appreciative of our Eagle hospitality. -          Embry-Riddle is extending offers of support to other institutions that have not fared as well in the storm.   Please continue to monitor local news, check your email, follow the campus’ Facebook page, and monitor Embry-Riddle's Newsroom for updates.  
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They may not be able to drive yet but they can fly a helicopter. Ten high school students from across the country participated in Embry-Riddle Prescott’s first-ever Helicopter Exploration Camp where they learned to fly helicopters and lived like college students for one week. The camp is the only academic, university-based helicopter program in the country.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s OctoberWest homecoming celebration came to a close with an outstanding aerial demonstration on Saturday and the largest AOPA Fly-In regional gathering of 2016. The university’s Prescott, Arizona Campus teamed up with the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA) for the one-of-a-king homecoming event that featured the campus’ annual Wings Out West aerial demonstration in addition to aircraft static displays by both organizations.
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In a continuing effort to find solutions for the national professional pilot supply shortage, as well as support Florida’s aviation economy and future, the State of Florida, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Florida’s hometown airline Silver Airways are partnering to offer financial assistance, additional training opportunities and a direct pathway to jobs at the Florida-based carrier.
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Students on the Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus were given the chance to connect this week with a variety of internship and job opportunities during the OctoberWest Career Industry Expo.
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Gathered at the edge of a bustling construction site, hundreds of Eagles made their mark in Embry-Riddle history by signing a beam that will become part of the new STEM Education Center building.
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Students will have 24 hours to design apps, interactive video games and anything else their imagination holds during HackRiddle, a hackathon on Oct. 15 -16 at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s undergraduate engineering programs have once again ranked highly in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges guidebook, an annual ranking of nearly 1,800 accredited four-year schools in the United States.
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While interning at NATO’s Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence earlier this year, Engineering Physics student Olivia Fowler had the opportunity to experience Italian culture and work with science and technology experts from around the world.
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Dozens of students at Buddy Taylor Middle School in Palm Coast, FL, got to experience some of the latest in aeronautics technology recently thanks to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus.
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Simulation Science is the field of 3-D virtual reality (VR) -- also referred to as mixed reality or augmented reality -- and it’s growing exponentially. Total revenues in the video game industry topped $23.5 billion in 2015 and Microsoft projects that 80 million personal VR devices will be purchased by 2020, which means Embry-Riddle graduates will be in high demand to produce content for these users. VR is changing the way the world operates.
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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Wins Top Efficiency Excellence Award for 13th Year in a Row 
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In response to increased interest and growth, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus has recently announced a separate Mechanical Engineering Department and an Interim Chair position to run what has become the fourth-largest program on campus.
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College students from across the globe now have access to an International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) University certificate program in aviation finance and leasing via web-based distance learning.
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“If we could utilize this mechanism effectively in the high density laboratory plasmas by constructing appropriate transport barriers, we could create energy from water.” - Dr. Katariina Nykyri, Embry-Riddle’s Physical Sciences Department and Center for Space and Atmospheric Research
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Student Success, Retention Rates, Student-To-Faculty Ratios and Academic Reputation Cited by ValueColleges.com for University’s Ranking
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When accidents happen in the space program, the initial moments can be filled with confusion and chaos. But behind the scenes, an intricate set of procedures is in place to ensure a proper response.
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When wildfires engulfed 4,900 acres of Southern California this summer, aerial mapping from satellites helped firefighters contain the blaze before it could spread. As satellite and UAV technology becomes increasingly important for capturing real-time data, Embry-Riddle Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Ph.D. student Justin Yapp is developing a cloud-based service for commercial industries to capture and share information.
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The long-awaited Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) rule known as Part 107 from the FAA went into effect Monday morning, Aug. 29. Almost immediately, students and faculty from the Aeronautical Science Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus became some of the first remote UAS pilots in the nation to begin flying, opening new doors for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science (UASS) program.
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Do you want to learn how to fly a small unmanned aircraft (drone) for your business? A research team at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus has created the first-ever comprehensive consumer guide to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for novice users—those individuals interested in purchasing their first small remote controlled or autonomous multi-rotor flying aircraft. 
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CollegeValuesOnline.com Also Names University’s Daytona Beach, Fla., Campus’ Aerospace and Occupational Safety Program as Fourth Best Nationally
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Dhuree Seth’s goal of launching a company that develops and launches small satellites for deep space exploration is one step closer to reality after she attended a prestigious entrepreneurship program for women this summer. 
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For the 12th year in a row, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has earned a coveted spot on the Orlando Sentinel’s annual list of Central Florida’s Top 100 Companies. This survey and award program managed by Best Companies Group identifies and honors companies that demonstrate superior workplace benefits and policies and whose employees report high levels of satisfaction in the areas of pay and benefits; job duties; relationship with supervisor; work environment; training; development and resources; leadership and planning; and corporate culture and communications.
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From the story of the legendary Wright brothers by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, to Florida and Daytona Beach history, cybersecurity, foreign policy challenges and national politics, Embry-Riddle invites the public to attend the Fall 2016 Speakers Series. Marc Bernier, Director, Embry-Riddle Speaker Series, and host of The Marc Bernier Show on FM93.5/AM1150 WNDB, will act as moderator.
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The test of strength came as two robots battled it out in a game of tug-of-war. Using a carabiner and rope, two teams used remote controls to drive their robots in the opposite direction, until one robot was pulled over a line marked on the floor. 
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Andreea Hauser knew from a young age that she wanted to follow in her grandfather’s aviation footsteps. Thanks to Embry-Riddle’s summer camp career exploration programs, she has chosen Embry-Riddle for her undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering.
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When communicating on Mars, a light-weight and energy-efficient communications system will be essential for astronauts to conduct surface operations and make scientific discoveries.
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When the Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky on August 11, Embry-Riddle Astronomy Professor Robert Fleck predicts that this year’s event will be spectacular for those with a clear sky.
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Prescott business alumnus Al Garofalo (Global Business -- ’16) proves that the real-world challenges in Embry-Riddle courses directly correlate to real opportunity. Garofalo’s degree in Global Business resulted in an internship and then a job offer from Blue Origin, which is best known for private space travel. Without hesitation, he accepted.
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For the second straight season, the Prescott men’s golf team earned the top honor in the Golf Coaches Association of America’s Academic National Championship for posting the highest overall team GPA out of 210 teams. With a team GPA of 3.787, the team also won the NAIA conference title for the third time.
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Northrop Grumman Corporation and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have joined forces to develop the nation’s first airworthiness engineering graduate study program. Significant growth in Northrop Grumman’s aeronautics business drove the development of this specialized technical curriculum designed to meet the anticipated needs of the company's government, military, civil and commercial space customers.
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The future of research at Embry-Riddle advanced to the next level this week when the university announced that seven Central Florida companies and organizations signed on as partners with the university and will be tenants in the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex). 
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International Speedway Corporation, DuvaSawko, Cobb Cole, FireSpring Fund, James Moore & Co., Vann Data Services and venVelo To Be Part of University’s John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex
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Additional Aircraft Will Complement Western Campus’s Fleet, Provide More Training Opportunities
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Across the globe, small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS; under 55 lbs.) are rapidly transforming businesses and industries. From individual enthusiasts to major corporations, sUAS users are learning to harness the power of these systems, while working to keep up with the industry’s ever-evolving technology and legal regulations. That is why Embry-Riddle Worldwide created the online Professional Program in small unmanned aircraft systems.
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Career Expo, Hall of Fame and NIFA Honors, Eagle Networking Event, Golf Tournament and More At Annual Alumni Homecoming
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has completed acceptance of a new fleet of AUSTRO ENGINE jet-fuel piston engine-powered DIAMOND AIRCRAFT DA42-VI with the formal delivery of the last of 10 aircraft this week at EAA AIRVENTURE 2016 in Oshkosh, Wis.
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Nine Embry-Riddle Meteorology students became storm chasers this summer when they headed to the Great Plains to forecast and observe severe thunderstorms, supercells, and tornadoes on a four-week Severe Storm Field Forecasting study-away course arranged through the Embry-Riddle Office of Global Engagement at the Daytona Beach Campus.
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Public participants at the event will put their obstacle skills to the test with drones in a daily small Unmanned Aerospace Systems Challenge.
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Passion, tenacity and drive are qualities used to describe Bailey Eaton, the Florida Association of Employers and Colleges’ 2016 Student of the Year.
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In its continuing goal of securing career paths for its students and graduates, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus has formed a partnership that entails guaranteed job interviews and other opportunities including mentoring, internships and training with Ameriflight, the nation’s largest Part 135 airline.
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Heather Taylor, Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2016, is flying on a ten-day campaign across the state to advocate for people with disabilities on a tour that concludes on July 26 at the State Capitol to celebrate the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
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The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has announced that Dr. Ebenezer Gnanamanickam, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus, has been awarded a three-year, $360,000 grant through the Air Force Young Investigator Research Program.
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Team Bests 1,700 College Students in Economic Analysis and Decision-Making And Earns Multiple Top 15 Finishes at Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference
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Project PoSSUM, a non-profit research program devoted to the study of Earth’s upper atmosphere, announced that it has graduated 13 new Scientist-Astronaut Candidates as part of PoSSUM Class 1601. The PoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut program, designed by former NASA astronaut instructors and hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., gives its candidates the skills to effectively conduct research on commercial space vehicles as part of an international research campaign dedicated to the study of our global climate.
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Thanks to enterprising Embry-Riddle student Wayne Cawley, staffers with Veteran Student Services at the Daytona Beach Campus now have a fully electric 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV vehicle they can use to zip quickly from their office in the northeast corner of campus to the very heart of the campus and beyond.
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Daytona Beach Team Earns First Place in Collegiate Division and Overall in Cross-Country Flight Competition; First-Time Faculty Racers Finish 3rd
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The Worldwide Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is introducing four new online degrees in the areas of homeland security, project management, aviation maintenance and aerospace engineering - with some being offered as soon as this summer.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently was named as one of the nation’s Best Bachelor’s in Engineering Degree Programs for 2016 by CollegeChoice.net, an independent online service for prospective college students and their families.
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The race is on as more than 100 female pilots, including five Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University teams, are now in flight from Embry-Riddle’s Prescott, Ariz. campus to the Daytona Beach, Fla. campus. The Air Race Classic (ARC) competition’s Collegiate Cross Country event kicked off at the Prescott Campus on June 21 and will conclude at the Daytona Beach Campus on June 24 with 10 women representing both campuses. 
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More than 100 Women Pilots Compete in ‘Collegiate Cross-Country’ Event Kicking Off at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Ariz., Campus and Ending at Daytona Beach, Fla., Campus 
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Embry-Riddle Worldwide students from across Europe traveled to Germany, to participate in the annual Worldwide European Commencement Ceremony. The event was held at the scenic Lufthansa Conference & Hotel located an hour from Frankfurt. Out of the 13 Worldwide campuses in Europe, 109 graduates received diplomas. 
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All students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to honor and remember those lost or injured in the tragic shooting in Orlando at a memorial vigil Thursday, June 16, at 4 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Spirituality on the Daytona Beach Campus. There will be an opportunity to light a candle in remembrance. Everyone is welcome to share their thoughts and offer encouragement and prayers.  In the event that an Embry-Riddle student, faculty, staff member or alumnus is among the victims in this heartbreaking tragedy, please send information to the Dean of Students Office at (386) 226-6326 or dbdos@erau.edu. 
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Dear University Community: There are really no words one can offer to convey the feelings we have for the senseless loss of precious lives in Orlando early Sunday morning. Those of us at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University realize how close Orlando is to Daytona Beach, but proximity is not the issue—it is how close in age, background, and experiences these victims are to our students and to young adults the world over. With sadness we imagine what was ahead of them in their futures. 
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has once again been named one of the 100 “Top Companies to Work for in Arizona,” awarded by job-search provider CareerBuilder and Republic Media, publisher of The Arizona Republic.
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Fox 10 Morning News, based in Phoenix, Ariz.​, recently dedicated its ​​entire program to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Golden Eagles Flight Team, as well a​s to the university's surrounding area. The city of Prescott was recognized in two segments: one on its involvement of the 40th-annual ​Air Race Classic, taking place June 21-24, and the other on the campus' various programs and growth.​​ ​Check out the clip on Facebook​.​​
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A team led by professors in the College of Engineering at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus have received one of eight NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program Phase II grants for $500,000. The award will allow the faculty and student research team to continue developing a futuristic concept using unmanned aircraft to gather wind and solar power at 60,000 feet above the Earth that someday might lead to atmospheric satellites providing communications and surveillance capabilities, among other applications.
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While the future of air traffic management in the United States continues to face ongoing challenges, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) works to define new ways to increase efficiencies in the country’s busy airspace. At World ATM Congress 2016, the university signed an agreement with Frequentis to conduct air traffic management research to advance automation concepts for the U.S. air transportation system.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus Golden Eagles Flight Team bested more than three dozen university competitors this past week as it captured its 10th national championship at the 2016 National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) competition in Ohio.
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Ten years ago, Mark Barr (’88, DB) exercised his alumni privilege at Embry-Riddle. He checked out a wallyball net from the ICI Center and set it up in the racquetball courts on the Daytona Beach Campus. Wallyball is similar to volleyball but uses a softer ball and takes advantage of the walls in the racquetball courts.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University awarded 750 diplomas to graduating seniors during its Spring Commencement Ceremony Tuesday, May 10, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. A total of 67 students in the graduating class earned military commissions, including 36 students from the Air Force ROTC, 11 from the Army ROTC and 20 from the Navy ROTC.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The new National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education (CDE) designation includes a focus area of Secure Software Development. 
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A total of 304 students from the Prescott Campus, along with 37 students from the Worldwide Campus, participated in Spring 2016 Commencement held on Saturday, May 7, at the Prescott Valley Event Center. “This year we are graduating the largest and highest-achieving class in our history,” said Chancellor Dr. Frank Ayers. “They are going on to significant careers in the areas of aviation, engineering, security, business and the applied sciences. These industries are waiting impatiently for them and so many have already secured employment.”
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Embry-Riddle Prescott men's golfer Austin Sverdrup will be headed to France this summer to participate in the 16th World University Championships. Austin is one of three men selected to represent the United States at the prestigious tournament located in Brive, France. The tournament will host 130 elite golfers from all over the world, representing 20 different countries. The competitors will be vying for four different titles during the tournament including an individual male champion, an individual female champion, and a men and women's team championship.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia and Pratt & Whitney have joined forces to support India’s emerging aerospace market, as outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding signed Sept. 10. Officials at Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, announced the grand opening of its customer training center in Hyderabad to provide key training for Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine and V2500® engine customers. 
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Dr. John R. Watret has been named Worldwide Campus chancellor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Watret will replace Dr. Brad Sims who has served as chancellor since January 2015. Sims will assume the vacant chief academic officer position at the Worldwide Campus, where he will provide oversight of expanding academic programs.
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ERAU Motorsports to be One of 120 Collegiate Teams from Around the World Racing at Michigan International Speedway May 11-14. The ERAU Motorsports Club at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus will unveil its first-ever student designed and built open-wheel, high performance Formula SAE® racecar Monday, May 2, at 5 p.m. in the Henderson Welcome Center. The racecar will then compete against 119 teams from around the world at the Michigan International Speedway May 11-14.
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Eagle Aerospace is preparing for the Intercollegiate Rocketry and Engineering Competition in late June in Green River, Utah. There, the team will face tough competition from more than 50 other teams from around the world, including U.S. Ivy-League Schools and Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus. The launch was a trial run of the largest 3D printed part ever flown on a rocket and took place in Aguila, Ariz., at the Eagle Eye launch site of the Tripoli Phoenix chapter of the Tripoli Rocketry Association on April 23. 
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Kris "Tanto" Paronto, ​perhaps best known for his story told in the book and movie "13 Hours," spoke on April 13 in front of a packed house of more than 850 people from both the campus and the Prescott community. Paronto was a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who was part of the CIA annex security team ​that responded to the terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. He told his compelling story of helping to save more than 20 lives at the CIA Annex while figh​ting off terrorists for more than 13 hours.​
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Being part of the next generation of developers who will help connect the world brought Embry-Riddle student Courtney Thurston to the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco earlier this month. During the conference, Thurston, a Computer Engineering freshman, had the opportunity to see Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg deliver a keynote address in which he unveiled the social networking company’s 10-year roadmap.
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Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus has begun to receive 10 Diamond Twin Star DA42-VI aircraft to replace the current fleet of Diamond DA42-L aircraft used by the school for multiengine flight training over the last six years. The all-carbon composite DA42-VI is powered by Austro jet-fuel piston engines that will burn 40 percent less fuel and generate more than $3 million in fuel savings over the next eight years compared to conventional powered twins. The plane is also notable for superior safety and performance.
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A few years ago when Embry-Riddle Aerospace Engineering student Dynamite Obinna took a flight from Harrisburg, Pa., to Philadelphia, he discovered it took longer to exit the aircraft than the entire duration of the flight. “I looked around at the airplane and noticed there were access doors which could have been used to let passengers exit the plane that weren’t being used,” Obinna said. “It was at that moment that I got the idea to design a passenger boarding bridge that can allow passengers to simultaneously board or deplane through multiple access doors."
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The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Sciences program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has received a generous donation of four MartinUAV Super Bat unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) from BOSH Global Services worth over $260,000. Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus has the largest baccalaureate UAS program in the United States. BOSH Global Services is a world leader in UAS command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services.
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Engineering Physics students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach Campus have made several high cadence telescope observations of the recently damaged Hitomi X-ray satellite and several of its debris pieces. Hitomi, also known as ASTRO-H, was a Japanese X-ray astronomy satellite that was launched in February. 
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Dear University Community, I am very excited about assuming the interim presidency at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. I have been acquainted with Embry-Riddle since 1999 when President Ebbs asked me to join the President’s Advisory Board and then the Board of Trustees in 2002. Through these experiences, I gained a deep appreciation of the University. I left the Board in 2004, then at President Johnson’s invitation rejoined in 2007 after retiring from Ohio State University. 
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Former NASA Astronaut Winston Scott may have pursued a career as a musician if it weren’t for a grade school teacher who brought newspaper articles about NASA’s emerging space program in the 1960s. “Had it not been for my teacher, I don’t think I would have gotten into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math),” Scott said Thursday while speaking at the National Society of Black Engineers Space Leadership Conference at Embry-Riddle.
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More than 1,400 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students will earn degrees as commencement ceremonies will be held for the Daytona Beach, Fla., Prescott, Ariz., and Worldwide campuses in May. Commencement speakers for all three events are Embry-Riddle graduates who are leaders in aviation safety on a national level, global security and intelligence and military/corporate business development.  Live web streaming of each ceremony will be available.
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Zero to 65 in one second is what it took to edge out the four other Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in a recent MultiGP Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) race in Phoenix, AZ. The Embry-Riddle students who participated didn’t win but then that wasn’t their intention. Phoenix served as a scouting trip to bring UAS racing to the Prescott campus. 
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Assistant Professor of Economics, Finance and Information Systems Jayendra Gokhale, of the Daytona Beach Campus College of Business, was featured in WalletHub's "2016 Most & Least Financially Literate States." For more information, email Technology Manager Patrick Herlehy at herlec10@erau.edu. Read the Story.
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For the tenth straight year, Embry-Riddle Prescott’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Club won the PBL Arizona Leadership Competition, held at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. The annual event, now in its 46th year, is sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda, the largest student business organization in the world. Its primary goal is to help students develop business and leadership skills for a competitive edge in their future careers.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and show producer David Schultz Air Shows have announced that the 2016 Wings and Waves Air Show scheduled for Oct 8-9, 2016 over Daytona Beach will not take place. “Unfortunately, a lack of external sponsorships and ongoing logistical concerns prevent the university from hosting Wings and Waves this year,” said Bill Hampton, Senior VP for External Relations and Chief Marketing Officer.  
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Gogo Inflight Internet has partnered with Embry-Riddle to offer Prescott Campus Cyber Security and Intelligence students internship opportunities. Joshua Hammes will be the first Gogo intern. GoGo provides onboard systems for both commercial and general aviation to enable internet applications to be offered while en-route. After the 2015 tweet by Chris Roberts, there has been scrutiny concerning the security of such systems. “Together with Embry-Riddle interns, the security of such implementations will be studied and risk mitigation discovered,” said Dr. Jon Haass, professor of Cyber Security and Intelligence. Embry-Riddle’s Cyber Security and Intelligence program provides the training for students to participate in government, commercial and academic positions around the world.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will dedicate the complex housing its new Advanced Aerodynamics Laboratory and Wind Tunnel buildings to U.S. Representative John Mica (R-Florida) in honor of his key role in supporting the university’s educational and research endeavors. The University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the naming of the complex, which is currently under construction. The buildings, to be known as the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex or “The MicaPlex,” are slated for completion in Spring 2017.
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More than 50 students spent 12 hours creating software, apps and interactive video games during the inaugural HackRiddle, an aviation and aerospace hackathon that took place at Embry-Riddle on March 26. Inspired by events that bring computer programmers and software engineers together, Daytona’s chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), organized the inaugural event that included awards for the best projects created over a 12-hour period.
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Students, faculty and alumni have taken the Center for Entrepreneurshipup on its offer to “Launch Your Venture” and will display their developing projects during the April 12 Entrepreneurship Expo. Starting at 9 a.m. on the Flight Deck, 25 teams will present their ideas during a poster session and judging before a small group of entrepreneurs and members of the venture investment community.
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Many times, an accident investigation provides the only clues as to how and why an aircraft crashed. Investigators are highly skilled, trained professionals who are tasked with collecting and analyzing evidence to avoid future occurrences. Registration is now open for a free massive open online course (MOOC) about aircraft accident investigation offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide. The course is open to the public and runs from May 16 to June 12. 
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will host Project PoSSUM and the Art of Science Communication, an interdisciplinary forum on astronautics and how it can enable science communication through stories and artistic interpretation. The forum is free, open to the public and will be held at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus on Saturday, April 9, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Willie Miller Instructional Center auditorium. Click here for a map of campus.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide is now working with stakeholders in Nevada to advance unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) education. Last month, representatives from Embry-Riddle Worldwide visited the Nevada UAS Test Site in Las Vegas to gain flying clearance through the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS). Two Embry-Riddle Worldwide faculty members are now qualified as a pilot in command/mission director and visual observer.
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“Live for today, because yesterday is gone, and tomorrow may never come.” Timothy Englehardt’s favorite quote became a tragic reality on Sept. 13, 2014. In honor of this fallen Eagle, the $15,000 Timothy M. Englehardt Memorial Scholarship for Meteorology was created by family, friends and fellow Sigma Chi Fraternity, Eta Iota Chapter members, and will provide financial support on an annual basis for a meteorology student at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus.
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As Virgin America claimed the top spot for the fourth consecutive year, overall U.S. airline performance improved slightly in 2015, according to the 26th annual Airline Quality Rating (AQR), released today (Monday, April 4) at the National Press Club in Washington. The AQR is a joint research project funded as part of faculty research activities at Wichita State University (Wichita, Kansas) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona, campus.
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Embry-Riddle Space Physics students and faculty joined over five hundred of the world’s experts in space physics at the LIGO Scientific Collaboration-Virgo Conference to continue discussing the emerging science of gravitational waves. Attendees from Prescott included Dr. Michele Zanolin, Dr. Brennan Hughey, doctoral student Marek Szczepanczyk and undergraduate students Kiranjyot “Jasmine” Gill and Sophia Schwalbe.
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Nation’s First Ph.D. in Aviation Among University’s Graduate, Undergraduate Programs Lauded by Internationally Renowned Aerospace Higher-Ed Board. Sixteen of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s graduate and undergraduate degree programs offered at its residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., have recently received special accreditation by the global nonprofit organization responsible for setting standards in aviation-centric higher education.
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Two representatives from Sony Electronics Inc. were on campus Thursday to officially meet with and thank the Software Engineering Senior Design Team, who chose Sony's Digital Paper product as part of its project. “Sony is delighted to work with Embry-Riddle and make possible the work of this senior design team,” said Daniel Albohn, Sony Global Business Development for Digital Paper Solutions.
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Dr. Bijan Vasigh was invited to speak about “Competition Issues: Towards a Better Operating Environment” at the third ICAO Air Transport Symposium (IATS2016). The Symposium will serve as a forum for the exchange of views and information on competition issues amongst policy makers, air transport regulators, industry representatives, aviation professionals, competition law experts and other stakeholders. More information at ICAO website
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Lucas Mackey, senior in Aviation Business Administration, Honors Program Officer and URI Grant recipient, recently presented his research at the Clute Institute’s 2016 International Academic Business Conference in New Orleans, LA, where his paper was voted best paper of session by attendees and selected for secondary peer review and possible inclusion in their class A journal.  
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This spring, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide will provide valuable IT training to transitioning service members at Marine and Army installations in California and Kentucky through Microsoft Corp.’s Software & Systems Academy (MSSA). Today, the MSSA begins at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Next month, the program will expand to Fort Campbell, Ky.
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Dr. Daryl Watkins will become the interim dean of Worldwide’s College of Business effective Friday, March 18. He assumes the role from Dr. Bobby McMasters, who acted as interim dean for the past 14 months and will return to full-time teaching. “We’re grateful for Dr. McMasters’ service to the college and Worldwide during this transition,” said Chancellor Dr. Brad Sims. “I'm confident Dr. Watkins will continue the successful momentum the college has had as we move closer to selecting a permanent dean.” Dr. Watkins previously chaired Worldwide's Department of Leadership and has served as an assistant professor since 2010. He was an F/A 18 fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy, resigning after 13 years of service. He went on to work in the high technology and transportation and tolling industries in California. Dr. Watkins has also managed organizational change initiatives and information technology projects during his career. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he earned an MBA from the University of California at Irvine and a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. The search for a permanent dean is underway, and a selection is anticipated later this year.
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The full-flight simulator at the Daytona Beach Campus was featured center stage in a recent episode of PBS’ “The Aviators,” used to explore pilots’ emergency-landing options during engine failure. Watch Part I of Embry-Riddle’s segment in the episode Watch Part II of the segment.
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Executives and managers working in aviation will gain a stronger understanding of key logistics and supply chain management principles during a two-day course at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in June. The course, Aviation Logistics and Supply Chain Management, will run from June 8 to 9 at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus. Registration is now open, and early bird pricing is available through May 13. Taught by College of Business faculty and industry supply chain managers, the course will cover key topics ranging from fundamentals of aviation logistics/supply chain management and valuing the logistics and supply chain within the aviation environment to managing the international logistics and supply chain and Just-in-Time Logistics and agile supply chain management. For more information, visit proed.erau.edu or email robin.williams@erau.edu.
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In an age where massive amounts of data are being collected, professionals with the skills to turn that data into actionable outcomes are essential. A study by McKinsey projects that “by 2018, the U.S. alone may face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytic skills,” but a couple of Embry-Riddle Prescott students are ready to help fill that void. “I didn’t realize just how large the research industry is and how much people are interested in research,” said Catie Willard, student researcher and freshman in Aviation Business Administration.
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As it celebrates its 90th year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be the host sponsor of the 2016 Air Race Classic (ARC) beginning June 21 at Embry-Riddle’s campus in Prescott, Ariz., and ending June 24 at its Daytona Beach, Fla., campus. More than 100 Female Pilots Including Students and Instructors to Compete in ‘Collegiate Cross Country’ Event Kicking Off at University’s Prescott, Ariz., Campus and Ending at Daytona Beach, Fla., Campus.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is currently accepting candidates for the nation’s first Ph.D. in Aviation Business Administration. Registration for the inaugural class ends April 30, with classes beginning in August. Coursework for the 60-credit-hour degree will be delivered online and through a live, virtual classroom environment. Students will also spend a week at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach campus at the beginning of the program.
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To encourage a future generation of engineers during Engineers Week Feb. 21 -27, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University awarded five scholarships to prospective students who showed innovation and creativity in an engineering contest. By using household items, contestants constructed devices, structures and robotics that were displayed through social media. Each winner received a $1,000 scholarship to apply to any Embry-Riddle campus.
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After hosting Embry-Riddle students, faculty and staff for a Feb. 19-20 weekend of tours and networking events at its Savannah, Ga. headquarters, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation presented university officials with a $25,000 donation to help fund student co-ops and engineering projects. “Offering hands-on educational opportunities in a real-world setting is a priority for Gulfstream, and we gain great talent as a result,” said Mark Bennett, senior manager of Community Investment and Public Affairs at Gulfstream. “Our support of Embry-Riddle helps us promote student success and build the business aviation industry's future workforce.”
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has signed an agreement with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) to be the sole provider for three years of required coursework for professional aircraft appraisers to apply for worldwide accreditation.  
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Registration is now open for spring online professional education programs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide. A new Certificate in Airport Planning, Design and Development will begin April 26. The university will host a complimentary, two-part webinar as a certificate overview March 24 and 31 at 2 p.m. EST.
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​Embry-Riddle Worldwide has established the first virtual chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI). The chapter – which was granted provisional status earlier this month – currently has more than 20 members who represent students, faculty and staff from all three colleges, Worldwide Headquarters and the Asia Campus.
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Every Spring, the U.S. Air Force selects qualified cadets for the positions of Pilot, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Controller, Combat Systems Officer and Air Battle Manager. While the national average selection rate is roughly 70%, 18 of 19 Embry-Riddle Prescott cadets were selected, boasting a 94% selection rate. Of those cadets, 17 received their top position choice, and one received their second choice.
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Here are some of the recent endeavors, accomplishments and events that are notable and newsworthy from the students, faculty and staff of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus, Prescott Campus and Worldwide Campus.
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Student-athletes, cheerleaders, military students, singers and sorority members came together on a recent Friday night to join some very special guests on the red carpet during a Night to Shine. Night to Shine is an initiative of the Tim Tebow Foundation that honors individuals with special needs. This year, more than 200 host churches in nearly every state and eight countries duplicated the prom experience for about 30,000 honored guests around the world.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Asia and the University of South Australia (UniSA) signed an agreement to develop a suite of global, dual-award degree programs designed to bolster the talent demanded by the expanding aerospace industry around the region at the 2016 Singapore Airshow. The collaborative programs will address rapidly evolving areas such as unmanned vehicles, next generation aircraft, human factors and aviation management.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will launch four free online courses throughout 2016, known as Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), which address timely aerospace topics. Two of the courses will feature content specifically focused on the Southeast Asian marketplace. Through collaboration with leading regional experts and its Embry-Riddle Asia headquarters in Singapore the university continues its commitment to shaping a sustainable aerospace workforce in the region.
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We tend to scoff at ideas that are rooted in communal or group think as we believe they will literally never get off the ground. Well, I can tell you the F-35 is an exception and perhaps a role model for new designs. During a recent trip to Arizona, I had the opportunity to visit the Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft operation at Luke Air Force Base with Assistant Professor Linda Weiland. As a former maintainer, I jumped at the opportunity to visit the flight line. The presence of the F-35 was felt almost instantly when we heard the aircraft flying overhead. Oh my, what a sound!
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A passion and commitment to providing the world’s best education and training for the global aerospace industry will be celebrated at this year’s Singapore Airshow as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University marks its 90th anniversary and the fifth year serving students in Singapore through Embry-Riddle Asia. The launch of the Singapore-based Embry-Riddle campus in January 2011 was aimed to provide solutions for the region’s growing workforce needs through flexible learning platforms.
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The National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) recently distributed $25,000 in scholarship monies to six university students, including five from Embry-Riddle Worldwide. Wendylie Alix, Joshua Chancey, Thomas Emery, Christopher Daniels and Samantha Lindholm received awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. The NARA Business Aviation Scholarship program was established in 2014 for university students seeking a career in business aviation and within the corporate aircraft sales, marketing, finance, legal and insurance community. “This year, we exceeded our expectations with donated funds hitting the $25,000 mark for the NARA Scholarship program,” said Anthony ‘Tony’ Kioussis, president of Asset Insight, Inc., and chairman of the NARA Scholarship Committee. “The aviation students who were selected are very deserving, and NARA is committed to investing in future leaders of our aviation industry.”​​
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A group of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Daytona State College (DSC) students are among just 16 collegiate teams worldwide selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s prestigious Solar Decathlon 2017 competition. The contest challenges students to design and build solar-powered houses that are affordable, innovative and highly energy-efficient.
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Topics ranging from aircraft automation and the degradation of pilot skills to project management and resume writing will be discussed during a series of complimentary webinars being offered by Embry-Aeronautical University – Worldwide. Noted aviation safety expert and Embry-Riddle professor Bill Waldock will kick off the 2016 webinars Thursday, Feb. 11, with “Aircraft Automation and the Degradation of Pilot Skills: Keeping our Skies Safe.” 
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When heavy floods destroyed 350 homes and killed 12 people in Texas last year, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) were used to aid rescue teams by collecting high resolution images of the area. Members of the Wimberley Fire Department’s UAS team reviewed the images on laptops in mobile command vehicles — searching for abnormalities such as odd shapes and colors. The precise location of points of interest were then provided to search teams.
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Assistant Professor of Arts and Sciences Dr. Joe Bassi, of Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus, has been recognized for writing one of the best books of 2015 about atmospheric sciences, by the Atmospheric Sciences Librarians International (ASLI) group. Bassi’s book, titled “A Scientific Peak: How Boulder Became a World Center for Space and Atmospheric Science,” earned an honorable mention in ASLI’s history category and was cited for its thorough research and quality writing. To read more about the book and order a copy, visit Amazon.com.
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A charter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, which “celebrates academic work of extraordinary quality, exemplary leadership, and research that advances human knowledge,” was recently awarded to the Prescott campus. Phi Kappa Phi offers numerous benefits that can assist members throughout their academic and professional lives. The global focus on resources allows members to connect and network with one another from every corner of the world.
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Companies need to understand their customers’ needs and wants to successfully sell their product – whether it’s a multi-million-dollar aircraft or a $4 box of Girl Scout cookies. Customer insight was just one of several business concepts taught to about 200 area Girl Scouts attending the recent Cookie University at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
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More than 350 academic and industry leaders from around the world shared research and insight on today’s hottest topics in aviation, aerospace, cybersecurity, unmanned vehicles and more January 14-17 in Phoenix, Ariz., as part of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s 2016 Aviation, Aeronautics and Aerospace International Research (A³iR) Conference.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has recently earned a 2016 Military Friendly School designation from Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur. This is the sixth year in a row that the university has won this honor which acknowledges the accomplishments of all three Embry-Riddle campuses — the residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and the Worldwide Campus, which delivers courses online and at civilian and military locations around the globe.
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Associate Professor of Global Security & Intelligence Dr. Thomas Field’s book, “From Development to Dictatorship,” has been named a 2015 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice magazine, a publication by the Association of College and Research Libraries, which is a division of the American Library Association.
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It’s been a busy two years for Embry-Riddle’s archivist, Kevin Montgomery, as he’s scoured the university’s substantial collection for historical items to illustrate the 50th anniversary of the university’s 1965 move to Daytona Beach, Fla., and the 90th anniversary of its founding in Cincinnati, Ohio. His successful search for materials to support the recent celebrations was made possible by the University Archives that he helped establish in 2003.
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A commitment to high-quality education focused on student engagement and outstanding faculty has earned Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide a No. 1 spot on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report list for online bachelor’s degrees. For the third consecutive year, Embry-Riddle Worldwide (online.erau.edu) has been named one of the nation’s top online educators, according to the U.S. News & World Report listing released today.
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Online students at Embry-Riddle Worldwide receive support from the day they first inquire to the day they graduate. This strong student engagement heavily influenced U.S. News & World Report when it named Embry-Riddle Worldwide a No. 1 online bachelor’s degree program provider.
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Dr. Bill Lahneman, professor in the Security Studies and International Affairs Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus, lectured about Herbert Yardley, known as the “father of American cryptology,” at the Smithsonian Institution / International Spy Museum last fall. In his presentation, Dr. Lahneman discussed the “parallels between Yardley and Edward Snowden, who blew the whistle in 2013 about how the National Security Agency was collecting bulk emails and telephone information on Americans and mining the data to detect potential terrorists.”
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University alumna Anita Solanki was featured in a Midland Reporter-Telegram story titled “XCOR Engineer Talks About Being a Rocket Scientist.” Solanki earned her undergraduate degree at the Daytona Beach Campus.
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While traveling to Germany 11 years ago, Dawn Elkins snapped a photo of her son and his great grandfather gazing at planes from the airport window. For Elkins the photo represents the love for aviation that spans through three generations of her family. Her grandfather was an airline mechanic for an airline carrier during World War II.
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The annual event, now in its third year, will include demonstrations from the ERAU Autonomous Eagles, interactive panel sessions, peer reviewed presentations and more.
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University Founding 90 Years Ago to Be Celebrated Throughout the Year With Festivities, Social Media Campaign, Tour of Historic Aircraft and Beachside Air Show. December 17 is a day well known by the aviation industry. It marks the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled aircraft near Kitty Hawk, N.C., by brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students collected seven of the 14 National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) scholarships presented on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas. The NBAA Charities Scholarship Program distributes nearly $200,000 each year.
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Designing and flying unmanned aircraft systems with the click of a mouse might seem more like a video game than course work. But by utilizing the new Virtual Aerial Robotics Lab, Embry-Riddle Worldwide students will have the opportunity to build their own UAS systems, test flight capability and analyze the results from anywhere in the world.
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In a signing event at the 2015 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., Embry-Riddle Brasil and CFLY Aviation representatives set the seal on a new partnership to provide aviation education and training in Brazil. The memorandum of understanding, which was signed by Embry-Riddle’s liaison to Brazil, Fabio Campos, and CFLY partner, Francisco Lyra, and attended by the university’s Interim President, Dr. John Watret, merges the extensive aviation knowledge of the world’s largest aerospace university with the combined knowledge of 135 years of aviation expertise and extensive hands-on experience of the Brazil-based aviation consulting company.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus’ Robertson Safety Institute (RSI) and Flight Research Inc. solidified their ongoing relationship to provide education, certification and advanced aviation training at a signing Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas.
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A team of researchers from the College of Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus have begun a 14-month research project for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to determine the viability of using autonomous vehicles for the inspection of roadways and airport properties, line painting and roadside trimming and mowing. The goal is to find a way to improve the safety of these operations and reduce the associated costs.
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For the 29th year in a row, Embry-Riddle Prescott’s Golden Eagles Flight Team dominated the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) regional competition with overall first-place victories. SAFECON is a national competition that brings together more than 300 students from 30 colleges and universities from across the country to vie for team and individual pilot honors.
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A joint international effort including Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently transformed a decommissioned telescope in the Canary Islands off the coast of Northern Africa into a remotely accessible instrument for research, education and outreach. An agreement between the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) and the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) outlines how the groups will jointly operate the telescope, which has been inactive for a decade, after upgrades funded by a $500,000 grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott and BeyondTrust, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based cyber security company dedicated to proactively eliminating data breaches from insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks, have joined forces to enhance the education and training of future cyber security professionals.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University reaches yet another milestone as the leader in delivering applied solutions to aviation and aerospace companies with the announcement of vertical construction to begin January 2016 at its Research Park.
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NASA has announced the continuation of a two-phase $750,000 research award to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and project partner Honeybee Robotics to develop a small integrated autonomous robotic spacecraft system to support the exploration and mining of asteroids and other planetary bodies and moons.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University continues its dominance in engineering and military education as reflected in the 2016 Best Colleges guidebook published by U.S. News & World Report. In the specialty category of “Best Undergraduate Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical Engineering Programs at Schools Whose Highest Degree is a Bachelor’s or Master’s,” Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus is No. 1 for the 16th year in a row, and the Prescott Campus is No. 3 for the 13th year in a row.
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During the past 15 years, companies big and small have discovered the value of a Project Management Office (PMO) to define and maintain standards of project management. Successful PMOs help organizations consistently deliver projects on time and within budget while meeting all project requirements.
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The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Foundation Scholarship Committee has selected six Embry-Riddle students at the Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., campuses to receive substantial scholarship support. College-level students who are planning careers in aviation, are academically qualified and are in need of financial support to complete their studies are eligible for the scholarships. The program is administered by the Scholarship Committee of the ISTAT Foundation Board of Trustees in conjunction with accredited colleges who recommend qualified students. 
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Strong demand for commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians is on the horizon, according to an international industry forecast released last week. Boeing’s 2015 Pilot and Technician Outlook projects the world will need 558,000 new commercial airline pilots and 609,000 new commercial airline maintenance technicians between 2015 and 2034.
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Following a dominant performance at the 2015 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Arizona Leadership Conference Competition, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students produced impressive results at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Competition, held June 24-27 in Chicago, Ill.
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The Embry-Riddle Prescott Observatory Complex was recently ranked No. 8 on CollegeRank.net’s list of the nation’s Top 35 Best College Astronomy Observatories, up from No. 17 last year.The four main criteria used in determining the rankings were: Telescopes, altitude, weather and light pollution. 
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These days, preparation and response to public crises like natural disasters, civil unrest and terrorist acts is a measured and coordinated event among crews of emergency services teams that may involve several jurisdictions and government agencies. When riots broke out last month in the streets of Baltimore, Md., Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency, and state agencies began coordinating at the State Emergency Operations Center.
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In a recent PayScale ranking of more than 1,000 public and private colleges and universities in the United States, the category of Best Value Colleges by State lists Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus No. 1 in Arizona and its Daytona Beach Campus No. 2 in Florida for producing graduates whose tuition dollars translate into substantial financial rewards in the workplace.
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are revolutionizing higher education. These courses are usually free, noncredit, and open to anyone with an Internet connection. This new learning style makes it possible for universities to provide higher education to multitudes of students who otherwise wouldn’t have access to it, including those in remote places and those who are working.
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The act of leadership in its purest form has changed little, but the behaviors to be a successful leader - one respected by his/her followers - have changed. The nature of organizations has evolved, so leaders need to adapt with them. The autocratic style of leadership may still be appropriate in special circumstances, but for the most part, organizations today work best in a team-based, process environment. 
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An investment in their education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is paying off for graduates whose tuition dollars are reaping financial and career rewards in a trying job market, according to national salary data collector studies.
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Responding to the region’s growing need for aviation professionals, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Asia awarded degrees to 24 aviation business and aeronautical science graduate students Saturday. “We’ve made great strides with our Asia location in just three years and are excited to have graduated yet another group of students here in Singapore,” said Chancellor John R. Watret, Ph.D. “As the world’s leader in aviation and aerospace education, Embry-Riddle recognizes Singapore’s significant role in the industry and looks forward to providing even more training and support in the future.”
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide has been named the No. 1 online college and university by College Choice.
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Daytona Beach, Fla. — Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide is one of the nation’s top online educators for veterans, according to rankings released by U.S. News & World Report this week.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Asia graduated its inaugural class of 19 MBA in Aviation (MBAA) students during a ceremony held recently at Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), where the MBAA courses are taught. Launched in January 2011, the first specialized MBA program offered by Embry-Riddle in Asia has quickly grown to 69 students, counting the first class, three other MBAA classes under way and a fifth starting in January 2013. 
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