With the common goal of improving human performance inside spacecraft, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Florida Institute of Technology have announced a year-long collaboration on research involving spaceflight.
Significant Gift to Further Elevate Embry-Riddle Business Programs and Inspire Future Leaders
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the global leader in aviation and aerospace education, today announced plans to rename its Florida-based College of Business to honor the family of Trustee, philanthropist and former insurance industry executive David B. O’Maley.
With a generous gift from David and Karen O’Maley, Embry-Riddle expects to elevate its College of Business – already widely regarded as offering the best aviation business administration program in the world – to even greater heights, said University President P. Barry Butler.
The Hon. Elaine L. Chao, 18th U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Oct. 25 helped dedicate Embry-Riddle’s transformational new Student Union – now renamed to honor alumnus and Board of Trustees Chairman Mori Hosseini.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is one of 12 North American universities tasked with re-engineering a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer into a connected and automated hybrid vehicle as part of the new four-year EcoCAR Mobility Challenge.
EcoCAR is a collegiate automotive engineering competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors (GM) and MathWorks, and managed by Argonne National Laboratory. Aimed at developing a highly skilled workforce and the next generation of automotive innovators, students gain hands-on experience, teamwork and leadership skills by designing and building next-generation mobility solutions to meet the nation’s future energy and mobility challenges.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been named among Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 rankings for providing quality educational services to student veterans and students connected to the military.
In appreciation of their involvement in bringing the new Student Union to life and their service to Eagles from the past, present and future, the Student Government Association was presented with a commemorative key to the Student Union at a recent Grand Opening celebration.
Embry-Riddle President P. Barry Butler presented the key, which will be on display in the SGA chambers in the new Student Union, to current SGA President Chad Stearns.
A new technology for printing temporary labels on various types of materials – developed by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researchers for Zyxogen, LLC, as part of an Airbus-sponsored project – could improve aviation manufacturing efficiency.
At the end of a long work week as a product specialist at a Brazilian airline, Haroldo De Lima might want to stay home and relax. Instead, every Friday night, he heads out into the streets of São Paulo with a group of friends to bring food, clothes and blankets to homeless people.
Someday soon, a “Drone Net” now under development by Embry-Riddle could provide a cost-effective way to protect small airports, university and corporate campuses, farms or other operations from irresponsible drone operators.
Imagine going through the wreckage of an airliner that has broken apart and burned, looking for clues to determine what caused the accident. Only highly trained investigators ever have a chance to take part in such scenarios. Yet, thanks to the rapidly developing technology of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide campus students can examine crashed aircraft in a simulated environment, searching for clues with their computers, tablets, smartphones or AR goggles.
On the top floor of the College of Arts & Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus, astronomy students and professors analyze the atmospheres of stars as seen through the largest university-based telescope in Florida – the 1-meter Ritchey-Chrétien reflecting telescope in the Physical Sciences Department’s Observatory.
As a boy growing up in Iceland, Snorri Gudmundsson put a lot of thought into how airplanes could fly. During many trips to a nearby airport in Reykjavik with his father, he asked, “How can something made of metal become airborne? It’s heavy. How can it lift off?” If he wanted to understand, Gudmundsson’s father told him, he needed to read a lot and do mathematics.