Events

The Embry–Riddle Office of Alumni Engagement hosted a lively discussion on the commercial space race Monday, April 9, to highlight the latest edition of Lift, Embry–Riddle’s alumni magazine. Marc Bernier, director of the university’s speaker series, spoke with experts in the field of space law, orbital mechanics and the commercial space industry in the Lemerand Auditorium at the Daytona Beach Campus.
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Retired U.S. Army Ranger and commander Col. Danny McKnight, whose heroic leadership was portrayed in the book and movie Black Hawk Down, will give the keynote address at Embry-Riddle’s Veterans Appreciation Day at the ICI Center at 11:30 a.m. on April 16.
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Navy ROTC midshipman Cheyenne Nelson completed an extraordinary assignment last month. Nelson and her unit had the honor of welcoming VIPs to the third annual Night to Shine at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus.
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NASA’s missions to discover planets outside the solar system is the highlight of the Astronomy Lecture & Observatory Open House, April 6, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium.
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At Embry-Riddle’s track and field facility, you’ll usually see our talented women’s and men’s teams training for their next meet. Both teams are having a great year, with the women’s team ranked No. 1 and the men’s team ranked No. 4 in the NCAA II South Region. But this week they are also sharing the track with Olympic athletes from Canada who are here training on our world-class track.
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Join us at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9 for Lift, Off the Page: The Commercial Space Race. This lively panel discussion, moderated by Marc Bernier, director of Embry-Riddle's Speaker Series, will be held at the Capt. Willie Miller Instructional Center Auditorium at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus. The event will also be live streamed. Lift, Off the Page expands upon a topic in Lift, the Embry-Riddle alumni magazine, in a live forum. It's an opportunity for Lift readers and the general public to explore a topic of national and/or global interest through an interactive discussion with Embry-Riddle faculty and alumni subject matter experts. Register to attend in person or online at https://alumni.erau.edu/LiftTalks. 
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When Tori Parr was born, the nurse heard the newborn’s left hip click. A sonogram done when the infant was just one day old revealed she had hip dysplasia. “Tori is our first born, female and was breech, which are all high risk factors for hip dysplasia,” says her mother Lauren Parr, an Orlando, Fla., attorney. 
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The Embry-Riddle Eagles Ice hockey team won the East Florida Collegiate Hockey Conference (EFCHC) championship’s Sodexo Cup for the second year in a row earlier this month, at the Daytona Ice Arena in South Daytona, Fla. Embry-Riddle defeated the Florida Institute of Technology in the semi-final round 10-1 on the first night of play. The Eagles dominated the game with 68 shots on goal. Spencer Kuhlman led the team with one goal and four assists. Kyle Usiak earned four assists and Ryan Marks scored two goals. Embry-Riddle goaltenders Nico Prulhiere and Bobby Elisha spilt the goaltending duties, stopping 13 of 14 total shots. On the second night of play, the Eagles faced Flagler College in the EFCHC championship game. The Eagles came out flying, scoring four goals in the first period. They followed it up with three more goals, winning by a final score of 7-0. Spencer Kuhlman led the team in scoring for the second night in a row, with four goals and one assist. Eagles captain Brendan Barger had t goals and an assist, and senior Alex Caligiuri scored a goal in his final game as an Eagle. The Eagles outshot the Flagler Saints 64-20. Goaltenders Mitch Kihm and Max Minervini stopped 10 shots each to secure the shutout. Embry-Riddle dominated the EFCHC all season with an 11-0 record against conference opponents. The Eagles look to improve their play next season by playing more teams outside of their conference. If you are interested in supporting the ERAU hockey team, please visit https://crowdfunding.erau.edu/project/9451
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Miles O’Brien, a third-generation, instrument-rated general aviation pilot and award-winning PBS correspondent specializing in science, technology, aerospace and environmental reporting, this week urged Embry-Riddle student-engineers to communicate their work and why it’s important to society.
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Finding an aircraft wing, machine guns, cannon balls, shackles, a cock pit door and other artifacts from a crashed Tuskegee Airman’s aircraft in the cold waters of Lake Huron and a wrecked slave ship near Key Largo buried on the ocean floor may not sound as glamorous as treasure hunting for gold or silver.
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“The research being conducted at Embry-Riddle has a strong possibility of improving the mechanical function of modern braces. It has real potential to extend non-surgical treatment to older children in addition to improving success rates for newborn infants.” - Dr. Charles T. Price, M.D., Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
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Embry-Riddle will host the 2018 American Society of Engineering Education Southeastern Section Conference, set for March 5-6 at the Shores Resort in Daytona Beach, Fla. The event, organized by eight engineering faculty members, will feature appearances by Board of Trustees member Nicole Stott (DB ’87), an artist and retired astronaut; Dr. Donna Riley; Kamyar Haghighi, Head of the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University; Embry-Riddle President P. Barry Butler; and Dean of College of Engineering, and Dr. Maj Mirmirani. Students taking part in poster presentations will attend the conference for free, sponsored by the Embry-Riddle Office of Undergraduate Research. Pre-conference workshops will take place March 4 on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus. Registration will remain open until March 6, with early registration ending Feb. 16. For more information, visit https://commons.erau.edu/asee-se/, or contact faculty coordinator Dr. Lulu Sun, at sunl@erau.edu.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s oldest and largest institution of higher learning specializing in aviation and aerospace, will participate for the seventh consecutive time in the Singapore Airshow 2018 on Feb. 6-11 at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore. Throughout the week, university representatives and leadership as well as faculty, students, graduates and special guests will be at the Embry-Riddle Chalet at CS20 and Exhibition stand at N77.
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Submit your innovative idea to improve campus by Fri., Feb. 16, and earn the opportunity to win the $1,000 (individual) or $2,000 (team) prize.
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Monday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. – Willie Miller Auditorium, Daytona Beach Campus Erik Denson, the chief electrical engineer at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, is also an accomplished underwater researcher and explorer as part of the Diving With a Purpose Maritime Archaeology Program. Denson also finds inspiration from achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and his underwater team was chosen to survey the 332nd Fighter Group 2nd Lt. Frank Moody’s aircraft that crashed in Lake Huron in 1944. Denson will speak of his underwater discoveries and the history of the first black servicemen to serve as military aviators in the U.S. armed forces, nicknamed the Redtails. This event is presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as part of the Embry-Riddle SpeakER Series and is free and open to the public.
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