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More than 100 graduates participated in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus commencement ceremony on Dec. 2 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas.
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Scott Weintraub, chief executive officer of Weintraus, Inc., a precision orbital placement company located in Embry-Riddle’s John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex, in November became one of two winners of a major Space Florida innovation prize.
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Taking an idea to market is no easy task, but the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is here to help. The college will kick off its second Test Flight Bootcamp on Jan. 26. The four-session, intensive bootcamp is designed to instruct new and growing businesses on how to prepare a successful business model. Participants will learn the customer discovery process and value proposition development. During each session, participants will learn how to build a business model based on customer knowledge.  Attendees will develop go-to-market strategies and discuss sources of funding during these informational meetings. The bootcamp is led by skilled entrepreneurs who offer support, ideas and mentoring. Past participants like Weintraus CEO Scott Weintraub have gone on to launch successful businesses. “It forced us to get in front of customers and test our business model,” Weintraub said. “Coupled with the support from experienced entrepreneurs leading the bootcamp, we were able to pivot our business model and lay the foundation for the success Weintraus has seen to date."  The cost to participate is $99 per team or company, and includes all materials and lunch on January 26. Sessions will take place Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 and 16  at Embry-Riddle’s John Mica Engineering & Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex) in Daytona Beach. For additional information or to apply, visit testflightbootcamp.com.
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One of 11 volunteers from across the country, Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s Beverly Wood played an integral role in the recent revisions to the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report. This important document lays the foundation for how introductory statistics are taught at the college level. To gather information for the 2016 GAISE update, the group surveyed the statistics education community, conducted panel discussions at the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) and Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), and more. The final 2016 report includes the same six recommendations as the original 2005 GAISE College Report with some additional emphases added. The report’s goals were also re-written as learning objectives and two additional objectives were incorporated. The Membership Magazine of the American Statistical Association (AMSTAT) recently featured full details of the updated 2016 GAISE College Report. Read the full article.
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Earlier this month, more than 50 students, entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts, coaches, mentors and community leaders gathered at Embry-Riddle’s MicaPlex for this year’s Kickstart Weekend.
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An Embry-Riddle Asia student-led executive committee and volunteers from Women in Aviation International, Singapore chapter, recently presented “Women’s Role in the Future of Aviation” held Nov. 3 at the ERC Institute of Singapore.
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Low-cost indoor mobile robots have so far been used in autonomous vacuum cleaners, and in countries such as Japan, they sometimes serve as human-like helpers for senior citizens. But, mobile robots have trouble navigating indoor environments because they can’t make use of satellite-based position-fixing systems such as GPS.
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Embry-Riddle Prescott’s Parents’ Association has been recognized as the Best Institutional Initiative for a Small College or University by the Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals during the AHEPPP Conference held Nov. 13 – 15. This honor recognizes ERAU and its professionals in the field of parent and family programs who have developed and implemented an innovative and creative program, resulting in improved activities, services, and communication for and with parents of undergraduate students.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide’s Europe-Berlin campus celebrated its 10-year anniversary on Nov. 3, with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and leadership representatives gathering to recognize its successes, but also look forward to further educate and innovate the aviation industry there.
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Legendary CBS newsman and former moderator of "Face the Nation" Bob Schieffer will discuss the changing way Americans get their news and the last presidential election, which he covers in his new book, "Overload."  Speaker Series Director Marc Bernier will interview Schieffer, followed by Q&A from the audience and book signing. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Willie Miller Auditorium on Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. Seating will become available beginning at 6 p.m. For more information on the SpeakER Series, visit erau.edu/administration/speaker-series/.
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Senior student Albert Ma, under the faculty supervision of Dr. Leo Murphy, took home first place in the University Aviation Association’s (UAA) 2017 Post Contest, with his submission titled “Role of Pilot Error and Crew Resource Management in Runway Excursion Accidents involving Part 121 Operators. Ma is an Aeronautical Science major, set to graduate in May 2018. He is currently studying abroad for the fall semester at the University of Leeds, in the United Kingdom. Also a member of the PSA Airlines Cadet Program, he will be instructing at ERAU for about a year after graduation before moving on to regionals. See the full list of winners. Interested in competing in next year’s Poster Contest? Submissions are due May 31, 2018. Read the criteria.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide College of Business faculty member Dr. Tracey Richardson was recently featured in a PMI Global Accreditation question-and-answer story on project management.  "(Our Master of Science in Project Management program) provides the opportunity for working professionals to gain masters level knowledge and experience in planning and executing complex projects," Richardson said. "Working within a variety of organizational contexts, this program enables graduates to undertake increasing roles in the leadership and management of projects within corporations as well as across corporate, cultural, and international boundaries." Read the full article.
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Daytona Beach Campus College of Business Professor of Economics and Finance Dr. Bijan Vasigh was interviewed on Southwest Florida International Airport attracting a new tenant for its Skyplex commercial park, in a News-Press story titled "RSW Airport's North Side Attracts Developer, Longtime Chicago-O'Hare Construction Czar."
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The Embry-Riddle Halloween Carnival, Oct. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. is free and open to all children in the Daytona Beach area.
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Graduating with his business degrees from Embry-Riddle, standout student athlete Jason Alvarez knows what it takes to succeed. As a Procurement Agent and Supplier Integration leader for The Boeing Company, Jason travels the globe meeting with seat suppliers to ensure Boeing delivers the best products and services to their airline customers. He also offers some advice to current and prospective business students.
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