Embry-Riddle to Host Drone Forums at EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh

Drone enthusiasts looking to start their own business and aviation media seeking insider knowledge of how industry is using small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) to inspect and protect are invited to attend two presentations by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. They will be held during this year’s annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. occurring July 23-30.
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In Philip K. Dick’s 1969 science fiction novel Ubik, the Hollis Corporation sets an explosive trap for members of rival Runciter Associates after Runciter tries to convince the public that their privacy is threatened by psychic Hollis employees. “Runciter’s propaganda campaign is a perfect example of brainwashing,” said rising sophomore Ethan Hale, an engineering physics student in the Honors Program on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla., Campus. “In the book, Runciter’s ads are all over the place – on matchboxes and TVs every hour. People start to fear Hollis, and in turn, people gaslight each other through peer pressure so that everyone thinks the same way.”
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The technology of 3D printing is exploding across numerous industries from 3D-printed homes to healthcare devices and components used in space craft and aircraft. Middle and high school students in a new Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University summer camp learned first-hand last week how 3D products are being created and used in everyday life.
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As the United States celebrates the historic landing of humans on the moon, astronomers are getting out their telescopes this month to see the full moon and nearby planets -- including Mars, which will be its brightest in 15 years, and Jupiter with its newly confirmed 79 moons. National Moon Day marks the July 20, 1969 anniversary of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the moon. Armstrong stepped first, marking “one giant leap for mankind.” Aldrin soon followed, describing the lunar surface as a "magnificent desolation."
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Delta is launching the Delta Propel Pilot Career Path Program to identify, select and develop the next generation of pilots. This industry leading program complements the traditional, existing paths to becoming a Delta pilot and has three main areas of focus — college, company and community. This three-pronged approach will help Delta support future aviators as well as current Delta employees who have a passion for aviation and strong interest in becoming a Delta pilot.  
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Researchers with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s College of Business in Daytona Beach, Florida, are calculating the specific financial impacts of space launches on aviation. Rodrigo Firmo, a graduate research assistant and M.B.A. candidate, recently presented preliminary results of the project at an international conference at ESTACA University in France.
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The NASCAR Diversity Internship Program offers a very select group of students a unique hands-on business experience in the motorsports industry.
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Update: Jul. 9, 2018 - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been notified that the books raised during the Prescott campus book drive to aid the Mosul Central Library’s rebuilding effort have been received. Those working to reconstruct the library in Iraq have produced a video of thanks to Embry-Riddle students, staff, faculty, and everyone in the surrounding Prescott area for their contributions. “This precious collection of scientific and humanitarian books will support the students of Mosul University and other universities in the province after the complete destruction of our library by the terrorist organization ISIS,” said Mohammad Jasim Mohammad, Secretary-General of Mosul Libraries. “We would like to give our thanks and appreciation to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the United States for their support and donation of these books.” The full video can be viewed below. (Translation by Dr. Tarek Mahmoud, Embry-Riddle Professor of Arabic)
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