News Briefs

Dr. Bijan Vasigh, professor of economics and finance at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach Campus, was interviewed for a story in Naples Daily News titled "Naples Charter Flight Operator Adds Orlando, Punta Gorda to Its Scheduled Service Menu." "We've seen significant consolidation in the airline industry,” Vasigh said. With fewer major airlines to compete with each other, service to many smaller cities has declined over the years. “That has created a niche for smaller carriers to fill.”
Read more
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is proud to introduce Kevin Hewerdine as Prescott campus’ Director of Career Services and Corporate Relations. His 30 years of experience includes 17 years as the Director of Career Services & Employer Relations at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Read more
A new partnership between Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and engineering simulation industry leader ANSYS will provide startup companies at the university’s Daytona Beach-based Research Park with direct access to cutting-edge, cost-effective software—empowering them to bring high quality products to market faster.
Read more
Dr. Bijan Vasigh, professor of economics and finance at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach Campus, was recently interviewed for a story in The Pittsburgh Tribune titled "Did OneJet Benefit from Cozy Relationship with Airport Authority?" Ten of the 35 new routes announced at Pittsburgh International Airport since January 2015 are from OneJet, a small startup airline that has quickly expanded under a unique relationship with the Allegheny County Airport Authority and one of its board members.
Read more
For less than four minutes at the edge of space, T-cells from mice in an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University experiment in partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Medical University of South Carolina were exposed to microgravity onboard a successful Blue Origin launch in the hope of one day finding new treatments for cancer.
Read more
The Daytona Beach Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) has a close partnership with Embry-Riddle. One of the best examples of this close-knit friendship is MOAS's Planetary Program and Embry-Riddle's Astronomy and Astrophysics program in the Physicals Sciences Department at the College of Arts and Sciences. Take a look at this ongoing partnership from Embry-Riddle alumnus Seth Mayo, Curator of Astronomy at MOAS.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
Low-cost indoor mobile robots have so far been used in autonomous vacuum cleaners, and in countries such as Japan, they sometimes serve as human-like helpers for senior citizens. But, mobile robots have trouble navigating indoor environments because they can’t make use of satellite-based position-fixing systems such as GPS.
Read more
Embry-Riddle Prescott’s Parents’ Association has been recognized as the Best Institutional Initiative for a Small College or University by the Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals during the AHEPPP Conference held Nov. 13 – 15. This honor recognizes ERAU and its professionals in the field of parent and family programs who have developed and implemented an innovative and creative program, resulting in improved activities, services, and communication for and with parents of undergraduate students.
Read more
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide’s Europe-Berlin campus celebrated its 10-year anniversary on Nov. 3, with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and leadership representatives gathering to recognize its successes, but also look forward to further educate and innovate the aviation industry there.
Read more