Dr. Janet Tinoco, a faculty member in the College of Business at the Daytona Beach Campus, spent spring break in Leogane and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, along with members of Mission Haiti and the Sisters of St. Joseph Congregation. “My goal was to study the educational system and opportunities for the Haitian people, particularly with respect to girls and women,” she said.
The group visited daycare centers, healthcare facilities, primary schools, secondary schools, the University of Notre Dame-Haiti, and an eldercare facility for women. “The difference between the schools sponsored in part by nonprofits and religious organizations versus those that were under government ownership and management was startling. So much is needed!” Tinoco said.
On a positive note, she was pleased to see so many young girls in the schools the group visited and she believes education is key in helping Haiti escape its dire economic situation.
Natural disasters, such as hurricanes and the 2010 earthquake, have devastated a crippled county where poverty was already extreme and extensive. “I have yet to grasp all the nuances of the country and culture, but the people are proud and have a strong determination,” she said, “Visiting such an impoverished country was an eye-opening experience and made me appreciate even more what we have here.”
Professor Peter Merkle can envision his research, which involves networks of ecotubes full of plants, fish and fish waste, one day helping feed humans living on Mars.
“My idea is essentially to have a swamp on Mars,” he says. “We have to learn how to maintain an ecosystem off the planet Earth.”
More than 300 community, political and business leaders from Central Florida joined Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as it officially opened the cornerstone building of its Research Park – The John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex) – on Thursday night adjacent to the university’s Daytona Beach Campus.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Research Park has its first established company as a flex-lease tenant at the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex) – and they are ready to bolster Volusia County’s economy by hiring highly-skilled, in-demand professionals.
While finishing her bachelor’s degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus, Sydney Humbert was able to implement what she learned and earned college credits while working as a government liaison for an aviation training company.
A group of Embry-Riddle engineering students stood under the towering 70-foot steel beams that form the skeleton of the future student union as construction crews buzzed with activity.
While touring the construction site of the building, engineering students got a real-life lesson from Barton Malow Company structural engineers who discussed the project’s progress as well as the timeline to complete milestones.
“This is one of the most complex jobs I’ve worked on,” said Barton Malow Project Manager Phillip Sayers. “It’s a very detail-oriented job and you can’t afford to be wrong.”
Wireless nanoscale smart sensors that continuously monitor and strengthen composite materials, fundamental insights that could save U.S. aircraft carriers millions of dollars in fuel costs, a drone-detection network and a strategy to more accurately predict space weather may all be coming soon from Embry-Riddle, thanks to new university seed grants.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus is empowering students to experiment, test, develop, analyze and reconfigure crash sites and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) using virtual reality technology.
With the number and severity of cybersecurity breaches skyrocketing, researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s College of Security and Intelligence at the Prescott Campus are creating a framework that may ultimately allow computer networks to autonomously detect intrusions and protect themselves accordingly.
Embry-Riddle Prescott Army ROTC are recipients of the 2016 Geronimo Award, which recognizes the best large Army ROTC program in the Southwest. The award is given annually to one of 36 ROTC programs in the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
When students awoke on campus in nearby residence halls Friday, Feb. 10, they were greeted with a shocking sight–an excavator digging into the shell of McKay Hall and dropping debris into a large red dumpster. McKay was being demolished–razed to make way for the second of two new residence halls that will dominate the northwest corner of campus when completed.
Would you ride in a driverless ambulance? In three separate studies, about half of 1,028 U.S. adults were significantly less willing to be lifted into an automated ambulance, compared with a conventional one, researchers from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Florida Institute of Technology reported on March 6.
Ken Witcher, Dean of the Embry-Riddle Worldwide College of Aeronautics, was recently featured on WOFL FOX 35 as the they took a look at how students at ERAU approach crash investigations both with real wreckage and through virtual reality.
You can watch the piece here.