As Embry-Riddle President Dr. P Barry Butler welcomed Undersecretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly as the keynote speaker of the just concluded President’s Forum on Research and Innovation, he noted that the symposium’s focus on aero-cybersecurity was a signature area for Embry-Riddle because of its critical importance to national interests, the industry and public safety.
Modly, chief management and information officer for the U.S. Navy, echoed the importance of the topic in speaking about the unique challenges of preparing the largest naval force in the world for rapid technological advances while rebuilding a maritime force that must be adaptable and trained to anticipate new threats, even as existing threats evolve. He said cyber espionage is of significant concern and everything from ships and aircraft to weapon systems must be protected from ever increasing and ever more sophisticated cyber attacks.
The world’s premier aviation and aerospace institution, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, earned the No.1 spot on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 ranking of the United States’ best online bachelor’s degree programs, affirming the school’s focus on academic excellence, affordability and promising career opportunities for graduates.
As Uber plans to debut small, electric air taxis by 2023 and a host of aircraft manufacturers are working toward reduced-emission propulsion, Embry-Riddle – the world’s premier aviation and aerospace institution – has launched what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind graduate engineering course in hybrid aircraft propulsion and urban air mobility aircraft.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $670,000 grant to Embry-Riddle’s Dr. Alan Liu to install a special radar instrument at the Andes LIDAR Observatory in Cerro Pachón, Chile. The funding is a highly competitive Major Research Instrumentation award.
The new instrument, designed to detect meteors in the region, will replace an aging radar now in place, said Liu, professor of Engineering Physics, who played a founding role in establishing the Andes LIDAR Observatory.
An upper atmosphere observatory, the mountaintop facility houses several optical remote-sensing instruments. These include one that uses laser pulses, or LIDAR (light detection and ranging), to measure wind and temperature beyond 80 kilometers in altitude as well as special cameras that pick up energetic molecules called “airglow.” Leveraging such instruments to better understand atmospheric perturbations – such as those caused by thunderstorms and mountains – is critical to improving global circulation models, space weather prediction and global satellite navigation systems, Liu noted.
The largest ever fall graduating class at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus participated in a commencement ceremony that saw 540 students from 49 countries receive diplomas, including the largest group of doctorates ever awarded at a graduation.
For the second year in a row, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus is graduating its largest fall class in the school’s history. This commencement will also see the most ever Ph.D. degrees awarded. The ceremony starts at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 17, at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. The ceremony will be streamed live at portal.stretchinternet.com/erauadmin.
Based on the latest available numbers, the class of 2018 includes 540 students, representing the Colleges of Aviation, Arts & Sciences, Engineering and the David B. O’Maley College of Business, with 93 students receiving master’s degrees and 15 receiving Ph.Ds.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on Nov. 1 became the first academic institution to receive the Trusted Operator Program certification from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).
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.
A high-tech effort to help students feel connected with Embry-Riddle and persist with their studies this week earned a top award for excellence in higher education.
The Embry-Riddle Worldwide Retention, Affinity and Persistence initiative was honored by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Cooperative for Educational Technologies – known as WCET.
Under an unprecedented and far-reaching partnership agreement with Airbus, Embry-Riddle will offer its award-winning educational programs at Flight Works Alabama – a major new aviation experience center designed to build workforce capacity across the aviation and aerospace fields.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s undergraduate engineering programs at the school’s residential campuses in Prescott, Ariz., and Daytona Beach, Fla., have once again received superior marks in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges guidebook, an annual listing of more than 1,800 accredited four-year schools in the United States.
“It’s great to see the continued high marks these outstanding engineering programs are receiving, given the excellent public and private institutions across the country that offer these degrees. We are proud of our students, faculty and staff for making these programs among the best in the world,” said Dr. P. Barry Butler, president of Embry–Riddle.