News Briefs

The Embry-Riddle Eagles Ice hockey team won the East Florida Collegiate Hockey Conference (EFCHC) championship’s Sodexo Cup for the second year in a row earlier this month, at the Daytona Ice Arena in South Daytona, Fla. Embry-Riddle defeated the Florida Institute of Technology in the semi-final round 10-1 on the first night of play. The Eagles dominated the game with 68 shots on goal. Spencer Kuhlman led the team with one goal and four assists. Kyle Usiak earned four assists and Ryan Marks scored two goals. Embry-Riddle goaltenders Nico Prulhiere and Bobby Elisha spilt the goaltending duties, stopping 13 of 14 total shots. On the second night of play, the Eagles faced Flagler College in the EFCHC championship game. The Eagles came out flying, scoring four goals in the first period. They followed it up with three more goals, winning by a final score of 7-0. Spencer Kuhlman led the team in scoring for the second night in a row, with four goals and one assist. Eagles captain Brendan Barger had t goals and an assist, and senior Alex Caligiuri scored a goal in his final game as an Eagle. The Eagles outshot the Flagler Saints 64-20. Goaltenders Mitch Kihm and Max Minervini stopped 10 shots each to secure the shutout. Embry-Riddle dominated the EFCHC all season with an 11-0 record against conference opponents. The Eagles look to improve their play next season by playing more teams outside of their conference. If you are interested in supporting the ERAU hockey team, please visit https://crowdfunding.erau.edu/project/9451
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) Detachment 028 will honor 2009 graduate Capt. Paul Barbour at a ceremony to be held at the Prescott Campus’ Glen Doherty Security and Intelligence Building on Monday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. as well as a Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 3, at 9:30 a.m.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus kicked off National Engineering Week by re-dedicating the Doryland Wind Tunnel as the Nancy and Tracy Doryland Wind Tunnel on Tuesday, February 20, in honor of the Dorylands who both fostered a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for engineering students on campus during their time at Embry-Riddle.
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The Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management brings together aviation scholars recognized as leaders in their respective areas from across the globe.  Building upon research into U.S. and international airline operations, Dr. Dawna Rhoades authors the chapter “Airline Service Quality and the Consumer Experience,” and Dr. Blaise Waguespack authors the chapter “Airline Marketing.” The book provides a unique series of chapters on air transport issues with the airline and airport industries, as well as the challenges facing managers in those respective fields.  Within the handbook’s 25 chapters, it provides a unique repository of current knowledge and critical debate covering key sectors of the air transport industry to provide a definitive, trustworthy resource that is both vital and new to researchers, scholars and students of air transport management. Learn more about the Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus will offer a free, two-week online class focusing on aircraft maintenance, inspections, safe and efficient integration of daily operations and how to effectively manage global challenges facing the industry. Scheduled to run from Feb. 26 to March 12, the Aviation Maintenance Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will be taught by Embry-Riddle faculty as well as experts from the aviation industry and is open to the public. “As the industry changes and adapts to new environments, we have to educate ourselves on how to successfully navigate those challenges, to make the most out of potential opportunities,” said Dr. Bettina Mrusek, lead faculty for the Aviation Maintenance MOOC. “Our students will get a real-world look at the industry, from multiple perspectives. We are not only focused on the maintenance technician, but also on those supervising and leading them.” In addition to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aviation Maintenance offered through Embry-Riddle Worldwide, the university also offers a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Maintenance Science at its residential campus in Daytona Beach, Fla. Registration is currently open at worldwide.erau.edu/massive-open-online-courses.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University faculty specializing in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) recently helped draft a comprehensive UAS Pilots Code (UASPC) guide for experienced and new drone users to enhance safety and efficiency in UAS operations. 
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Embry-Riddle will host the 2018 American Society of Engineering Education Southeastern Section Conference, set for March 5-6 at the Shores Resort in Daytona Beach, Fla. The event, organized by eight engineering faculty members, will feature appearances by Board of Trustees member Nicole Stott (DB ’87), an artist and retired astronaut; Dr. Donna Riley; Kamyar Haghighi, Head of the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University; Embry-Riddle President P. Barry Butler; and Dean of College of Engineering, and Dr. Maj Mirmirani. Students taking part in poster presentations will attend the conference for free, sponsored by the Embry-Riddle Office of Undergraduate Research. Pre-conference workshops will take place March 4 on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus. Registration will remain open until March 6, with early registration ending Feb. 16. For more information, visit https://commons.erau.edu/asee-se/, or contact faculty coordinator Dr. Lulu Sun, at sunl@erau.edu.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s oldest and largest institution of higher learning specializing in aviation and aerospace, will participate for the seventh consecutive time in the Singapore Airshow 2018 on Feb. 6-11 at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore. Throughout the week, university representatives and leadership as well as faculty, students, graduates and special guests will be at the Embry-Riddle Chalet at CS20 and Exhibition stand at N77.
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Submit your innovative idea to improve campus by Fri., Feb. 16, and earn the opportunity to win the $1,000 (individual) or $2,000 (team) prize.
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Daytona Beach Campus College of Business Professor of Economics and Finance Bijan Vasigh has been named as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Airline and Airport Management (JAIRM). The Journal is a leading professional journal publishing in-depth, peer-reviewed articles and it is guided by an internationally well-know editorial board. It operates a fully open access publishing model which allows open global access to its published content.   The aim of JAIRM is to publish theoretical and empirical articles that are aimed to contrast and extend existing theories, and to build new theories that contribute to advancing our understanding of phenomena related with air transport, from the perspectives of three main areas: Air Transport and globalization, Airlines, and Airports. The journal covers key topics including:  economics and finance, airline and airport operations, airlines revenue management, regulation and law, airport ownership structure, and traffic management and forecasting." Learn more about the journal.
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Monday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. – Willie Miller Auditorium, Daytona Beach Campus Erik Denson, the chief electrical engineer at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, is also an accomplished underwater researcher and explorer as part of the Diving With a Purpose Maritime Archaeology Program. Denson also finds inspiration from achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and his underwater team was chosen to survey the 332nd Fighter Group 2nd Lt. Frank Moody’s aircraft that crashed in Lake Huron in 1944. Denson will speak of his underwater discoveries and the history of the first black servicemen to serve as military aviators in the U.S. armed forces, nicknamed the Redtails. This event is presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as part of the Embry-Riddle SpeakER Series and is free and open to the public.
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Wednesday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. – Willie Miller Auditorium, Daytona Beach Campus The Honors Program presents a one-man musical tour de force, John McCutcheon. A prolific singer/songwriter, storyteller and master of the guitar, banjo, fiddle, keyboards and hammer dulcimer, he is a seven-time Grammy nominee and has been called "one of the best musicians in the US." An evening with John McCutcheon is an unforgettable experience.
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Elston Memorial Physics Lecture: Gravitational Waves & Neutron Stars Friday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. – Willie Miller Auditorium The ripples astronomers have detected in the fabric of space come from the brightest events in the universe - collisions of black holes that, for a fraction of a second, emit more energy than the combined light from all stars in the visible universe.  The 20th century's prediction and discovery of black holes and neutron stars has left puzzles that gravitational-wave astronomy hopes to solve. Distinguished Professor Emeritus John Friedman, from the University of Wisconsin, will present a fascinating presentation entitled Whispers from Space: Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes and Neutron Stars. Friedman served for several years as a U.S. representative to the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation. This event is free and open to the public. 
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"The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice" Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. – Willie Miller Auditorium Love, jealousy, betrayal, race, revenge and repentance – it's Shakespeare's masterpiece by The National Players sponsored by the Office of the President and the Arts & Letters Series. Hors-d'oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. Students, staff and faculty free; others $5. Tickets required.  Pick up tickets at the Humanities Dept. Front Desk in the College of Arts & Sciences. This event typically sells out, so get your tickets early. This event is open to the public. 
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Dr. Bijan Vasigh, professor of economics and finance at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach Campus, was interviewed for a story in Naples Daily News titled "Naples Charter Flight Operator Adds Orlando, Punta Gorda to Its Scheduled Service Menu." "We've seen significant consolidation in the airline industry,” Vasigh said. With fewer major airlines to compete with each other, service to many smaller cities has declined over the years. “That has created a niche for smaller carriers to fill.”
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