News Briefs

The International Aerobatic Club held their first competition of 2017 a few weeks ago in Dunnellon, Florida, where three Eagles from the Daytona Beach Campus competed in Eagle Sport Aviation Club’s Pitts S-2B. Despite the short time the competitors had for preparation and practice, Nikolett Ficze finished first in the Primary category, Hunter Havener second, and Loren Marburg fifth.
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Four Embry-Riddle students from an Introduction to Engineering Honors section at the Daytona Beach Campus are moving to the final phase of competition in the NASA Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts - Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) competition.
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The Brooke Owens Fellowship Program Helps Address Historical Underrepresentation of Women in Aviation and Space Exploration by Identifying and Training World-Class Talent
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The Business Club of Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus, Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) made their presence known among the club’s 14,000 Florida members at their recent annual state conference in Orlando. Members competed in business and industry focused competitive events, attended leadership development workshops and networked with industry leaders from across the state. Florida has one of the largest PBL districts in the country.
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For the 11th consecutive year, Embry-Riddle Prescott's Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Club dominated the PBL Arizona Leadership Competition, held April 15-16 at Arizona State University.
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After earning a bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle in Homeland Security, Jose Magadan was drawn to a career in cybersecurity. With his experience serving in the U.S. Marines and studying homeland security threats, Magadan decided to pursue Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management and Policy. Within 13 months, Magadan became the first student to graduate from the program.
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Recent large-scale cyber attacks have revealed just how vulnerable data can be when businesses don’t have the right protections in place. Target’s breach exposed information on 40 million customers, and assaults on Yahoo affected hundreds of millions of accounts. Both are high-profile cases to be sure, but companies of any size are at risk. In fact, more than 40 percent of cyber attacks targeted small businesses in 2015, according to Symantec.
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The Pittsburgh Tribune interviewed Daytona Beach Campus College of Business Professor of Economics and Finance Dr. Bijan Vasigh for a story about the recent forcible removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight. Video surfaced soon after the incident, showing police dragging a man out of his seat and down the airplane aisle by his arms. The story is titled “After United incident, Police Say They're Not 'the Muscle' for Airlines.”
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Twenty-eight Embry-Riddle student members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) have returned from the 43rd Annual Convention in Kansas City, Missouri with an armful of awards and $3,400 in cash prizes in the Boeing Flight Competition, a technical competition for NSBE undergraduate students to design and fly balsa wood gliders. 
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Veterans Appreciation Day - Monday, April 10, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s ICI Center, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, 32114 Embry-Riddle Interim Chancellor Dr. Tim Brady, President Dr. Barry Butler and the entire Daytona Beach Campus welcome all veterans and friends to the annual celebration of all veterans. Guest speaker will be Embry-Riddle alumnus and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Panzera. A free lunch will be provided following the ceremony. This event is free and open to the public.
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The National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is currently accepting papers, posters and brief summaries for its 2017 conference in Daytona Beach, Florida, which takes place August 14 - 16. This year's NTAS Conference will focus on current research conducted in academia and industry in areas ranging from pilot supply and flight training, to technology and leadership in aviation. Visit the conference website for more information.
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The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Bachelor of Science in Safety Management (BSSM) and Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management (MSOSM) degree programs recently attained the status as Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Qualified Academic Programs (QAP), joining the Daytona Beach Campus Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Occupational Safety degree program.
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Inside an airplane hangar next to Embry-Riddle’s flight line, a group of faculty and staff members gather to create stained glass lamps, window panels and sun catchers.
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If you are considering becoming an Eagle, the best way to make your decision is to take a trip to Embry-Riddle’s residential campus in Prescott, Arizona. Campus tours are available year-round, Monday through Friday, and some select Saturdays. And for admitted students, Preview Day in the spring is an opportunity to experience campus life first hand. 
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If you are considering becoming an Eagle, the best way to make your decision is to take a trip to Embry-Riddle’s residential campus in Daytona Beach, Florida. Campus tours are available Monday through Friday in the spring and fall and start at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. During Preview Day in the spring, accepted students can experience student life first hand; during Open House in the fall, high school students have the opportunity to tour campus.
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