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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.