Events - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Upcoming Events

Aviation Outlook with Embry-Riddle Alumna Kim Becker, President & CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Wednesday September 23, 6:00 PM to Wednesday September 23, 7:30 PM
Online Interactive Zoom Webinar

Embry-Riddle’s Deans of Aviation welcome Embry-Riddle Alumna Kim Becker, President & CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, to Aviation Outlook, a live, interactive webinar via Zoom. Becker will discuss managing a major American airport, the impact of the pandemic on airport operations and future plans for SAN, plus answer your questions during the webinar.

Register for this Aviation Outlook event on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. (EDT) via Zoom.

Ms. Becker is responsible for management oversight of the Airport Authority and San Diego International Airport (SAN), which generates $11.9 billion annually in economic impact for the southern California region.

 In 2019, San Diego International welcomed 25 million passengers, of which more than one million were international passengers. SAN is the busiest single runway airport in the U.S. and third-busiest single runway in the world, behind Mumbai Airport and London Gatwick.

 Becker’s career in aviation and airport management also has included four years as Director of Aviation for Mineta San Jose International Airport and operations and environmental positions at Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank, Calif. and Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.

 Becker holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Business Administration in Aviation from Embry-Riddle.


Aviation Outlook is a live interactive webinar series with key aviation and aerospace leaders who offer their insights on the current state of aviation and what the future holds for these most dynamic and technical of industries. You may watch videos and/or recaps of Aviation Outlook’s previous guests, including Airbus Americas CEO Jeff Knittel (’80), FAA Administrator Steve Dickson, NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt ('14, '18),  Zipline UAS Director of Flight Ops Joseph Marshall (’10) and many more. Go to


Register for this Aviation Outlook event on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. (EDT) via Zoom.


Distinguished Cyber Intelligence & Security Speaker Series Event

Friday September 25, 12:00 PM to Friday September 25, 1:00 PM
Zoom Virtual Webinar

AAM Supply Chain Management with Dr. Parimal Kopardekar, Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute

NASA's vision for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) is to help emerging aviation markets to safely develop an air transportation system that moves people and cargo between places previously not served or underserved by aviation - local, regional, intraregional, urban - using revolutionary new aircraft that are only just now becoming possible. however, many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are concerned about the lack of strength and resiliency of the aerospace supply chain network. In order to make AAM a reality and strengthen the supply chain network, three areas of improvement have been identified: developing capability to analyze and predict future needs, building a frictionless electronic platform for credentialed suppliers and OEMs, and cultivating talent and skills. This talk will explore the identified issues and discuss steps necessary to achieve NASA's vision for AAM.

Dr. Parimal Kopardekar serves as the Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI). In that capacity, he is responsible for exploring new trends and needs related to aviation in the areas of autonomy, aeronautics manufacturing, and advanced air mobility (AAM). He also serves as NASA's senior technologist for Air Transportation Systems and principal investigator for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) Project. 

Learn more about the Distinguished CIS Series 

Register for the Zoom Webinar Today

Virtual Astronomy Event: Astronomy & Space Physics Undergraduate Research Presentations

Tuesday September 29, 12:00 PM to Tuesday September 29, 1:00 PM
The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium

Space physics and astronomy students at Embry-Riddle will present their research live in the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium to a virtual audience. Watch aspiring scientists discuss their work and specialties. You can even ask them questions about their work with the Youtube Live chat feature.

This event is made for audiences who have a general educational background in astronomy.

Watch the Astronomy & Space Physics Undergraduate Research Presentations YouTube Livestream

Virtual Astronomy Event: Science Speaker Series with Dr. Emily Levesque

Wednesday October 07, 7:00 PM to Wednesday October 07, 8:00 PM
The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium

Embry-Riddle's Dr. Noel Richardson will hold an engaging discussion with Dr. Levesque on her new book, The Last Stargazers, hosted by the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium. They will explore the fascinating stories of the individuals who operate and visit observatories – providing a behind-the-scenes perspective of what goes into a professional telescope run. Audience members in virtual attendance can ask their questions via Youtube Chat, with the potential of having them addressed during the show.

This event is made for general audiences who have an interest in the incredible tales professional astronomers can tell.

Watch the Science Speaker Series YouTube Livestream

Virtual Astronomy Event: A Tour of Our Planets

Saturday October 10, 11:00 AM to Saturday October 10, 12:00 PM
The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium

There are a lot of planets out there in the cosmos, but this show will focus on the eight that circle around our Sun in the solar system! Join the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium for a virtual tour of the different planets, where we will explore each of their unique features in this educational astronomy program for young students.

This event is made for elementary or middle school students with their families.

Watch the Tour of Our Planets YouTube Livestream