For the first time in Embry-Riddle Worldwide San Diego (California) Campus’s history, a sitting university president, Dr. P. Barry Butler, will serve as commencement speaker for its Spring graduation ceremony.
On May 20, the anniversary of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh’s historic transatlantic flight from New York to Paris, Richard “Pat” Anderson, a professor of aerospace engineering and director of the Eagle Flight Research Center at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, received the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP).
Graduates, special guests and university representatives were among those attending the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Europe commencement ceremony at the Lufthansa Training and Conference Center in Seeheim, Germany, Saturday, May 20.
Over 900 Air Force ROTC cadets and students from across the country gathered in Orlando for the 67th Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings National Conclave (NATCON). This year’s conclave was hosted Embry-Riddle’s Silver Wings Challenger Chapter in Daytona Beach and the Arnold Air Society Steven M. Scherp Squadron in Prescott.
Dr. Elisabeth Murray, Assistant Professor of Security Studies and International Affairs, has been elected president of the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS). She is the first female president to lead the organization, where she has been a long-time member, having served most recently as executive secretary.
“I'm thrilled to be representing The Department of Security Studies and International Affairs, the College of Arts & Sciences and Embry-Riddle as I continue serving my fellow genocide scholars in this new capacity,” said Murray.
Murray is a historical sociologist with degrees in Political Science, Nationalism Studies and International Relations. Her current research focuses on famine in Eastern Africa. She is particularly interested in the use of new humanitarian technologies as atrocity prevention mechanisms.
Founded in 2005, the International Network of Genocide Scholars is a non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to fostering scholarly multi-disciplinary exchange and academic debate in the field of genocide studies. Learn more about INoGS at www.inogs.com.
Embry-Riddle Worldwide students now have the opportunity to gain hands-on unmanned aircraft operational expertise through the Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Operation undergraduate minor and graduate concentration/specialization.
Imagine a world in which autonomous cars could eliminate distracted or drunk-driving accidents, fill themselves at gas stations and allow passengers to start their workday during the commute to the office.
Five Volusia County-based startup companies specializing in everything from how best to measure gas-turbine stability, to drone data processing and communications to medical safety devices and spacecraft transportation have been selected to receive seed funding, mentorship and entrepreneurial support as part of a joint effort by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Research Park and Central Florida nonprofit FireSpring Fund.
On Sunday, April 23, a group of six Embry-Riddle students set out with the intention of breaking as many Prescott Campus records as there were members of their team. That same afternoon, the team flew an extreme rocket-- known as M3R (Mach 3 Rocket)-- in hopes that it would carve their names into Prescott Campus history.
When an energy plant’s gas turbine overheated in Embry-Riddle Worldwide student Reamonn Soto’s neighborhood a few years ago, it sparked the idea for a startup that creates wireless sensors for energy companies to predict system failure and save millions of dollars.
Project PoSSUM, a non-profit research program devoted to the study of Earth’s upper atmosphere, announced that it has graduated twelve new Scientist-Astronaut Candidates as part of PoSSUM Class 1701 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.