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A quick glance at the 4-inch long “EagleSat” cube satellite built and tested by Embry-Riddle students reveals a quirky feature: the satellite’s antenna is a piece of yellow metal yardstick. It’s a design feature that other CubeSats have used, but how well does the antenna work in low and medium Earth orbit?
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's College of Security and Intelligence (CSI) at the Prescott Campus has received a $769,890 grant from the National Institute of Justice (part of the U.S. Department of Justice) for the multidisciplinary evaluation of school security technologies.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University doctoral student Heidi Hammerstein was among a team of 12 Project PoSSUM graduates that participated in the first pressurized test of a commercial spacesuit in microgravity, led by PoSSUM in partnership with the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada located in Ottawa, Ontario.
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In January 1990, Avianca Flight 52 from Bogota, Colombia, to New York City, ran out of fuel on approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), causing the Boeing 707 aircraft to crash in a wooded residential area in Cove Neck, New York, on the north shore of Long Island. Eight of the nine crew members and 65 of the 149 passengers on board died.
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Dr. Jason M. Ruckert, Vice Chancellor of Online Education at Embry-Riddle Worldwide, has been appointed to distinguished leadership positions with two national organizations focused on shaping the future of online higher education. Earlier this month, Ruckert was named vice chair of the WCET Steering Committee. WCET is the leader in the practice, policy and advocacy of technology-enhanced learning in higher education. This summer, Ruckert was appointed to UPCEA’s National Council for Online Education Advisory Board. The national council is the first of its kind and focuses on leadership; strategy; financial models; marketing and program development; student services; and effective partnerships within online education. “Both national boards have plans to do some pretty amazing things in the future, and the institutions represented are certainly those that plan to be on the cutting edge of online education. My goal is to ensure Embry-Riddle is always synonymous with world-class online education" Ruckert said.
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On the heels of the first-ever detection of gravitational waves as well as light streaming away from the violent collision of two ultra-dense neutron stars 130 million light-years away, Embry-Riddle researchers involved in the project will offer a public seminar on Friday, Oct. 20.
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As a systems engineer intern at NASA Glenn this summer, Naia Butler-Craig, a McNair Scholar on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus completed a project that could help advance future scientific research.
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As of October 2017, Embry-Riddle Worldwide Research Chair and Assistant Professor of Aeronautics Dr. David C. Ison has officially assumed the role of President of the University Aviation Association. UAA, a nonprofit organization consisting of more than 525 members representing 105 accredited colleges and universities around the world, plays a pivotal role in the advancement of degree-granting aviation programs. 
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The Scholarly Commons digital repository is open to the public and has seen a large increase in downloads and author contributions in the past year.
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The notorious “WannaCry” and “Petya” computer attacks this year affected hundreds of thousands of computers around the globe and could ultimately cost affected organizations $4 billion. Although airlines and the aviation industry were not specifically targeted in those cases, many were affected merely because their systems were susceptible to the vector of the attack – generally, unpatched systems (mostly Windows). Other cyberattacks – many deliberate – have caused computer outages, airplane groundings, disruption of the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system, and other interruptions of air transportation.
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The world’s largest flying observatory wowed students, faculty and staff at the university’s Daytona Beach Campus during a week-long stay and its first-ever mission from the U.S. East Coast.
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Five Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University faculty and student researchers working at the Prescott, Ariz., campus were among the contributing researchers to LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, which received the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2017.
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A massive deep-sea megathrust on March 11, 2011, triggered a magnitude-9.0 Tōhoku earthquake off Japan’s eastern coastline. The tragic aftermath of that event, including a tsunami that killed tens of thousands of people, injured many more and triggered the meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, has been extensively reported. 
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In a new video, Embry-Riddle President Dr. P. Barry Butler provides an overview of the university’s ambitious research goals. Facilities, fellowships and internally-funded research will be used to expand Embry-Riddle’s research enterprise over the next five years.
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Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus air traffic management labs has added high-tech consoles and simulation software used in today’s air traffic control facilities, giving Embry-Riddle students a strong foundation when graduating and seeking employment with the FAA, the Department of Defense and commercial air traffic facilities.
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