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Friday, April 18, 2014

EcoCAR 2 travels to final competition
EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future is finally reaching the home stretch. On June 1, 15 universities from across North America will bring their project cars to the General Motors Milford Proving Grounds in Milford, Mich., for the final competition of the three-year collegiate student-engineering program.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Embry-Riddle Board of Trustees Elects Four New Members
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Board of Trustees has elected four new members. They include: Charles D. “Chuck” Duva, M.D., president and CEO of DuvaSawko; C. Jeffrey "Jeff" Knittel (’80, DB), president of CIT Transportation Finance; David B. O'Maley, chairman emeritus and retired president and CEO of Ohio National Life Insurance Company; and Jon W. Slangerup (’81, WW), an executive adviser to Moelis Capital Partners.

L. Gale Lemerand steps up his support of Embry-Riddle
L. Gale Lemerand, an entrepreneur and longtime supporter of Embry-Riddle, has stepped up once again in support of the university, making a $1 million planned gift that will provide funding for academic and athletics scholarships and the university’s greatest needs fund.

Embry-Riddle Prescott Dedicates its College of Security & Intelligence in Honor of Graduate Glen Doherty
Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus dedicated its College of Security & Intelligence in memory of alumnus Glen Doherty (’06, WW) during a special ceremony held April 10 on campus.

2013 Airline Performance Best Ever; Virgin America Still No. 1
The 24th annual Airline Quality Rating report by Embry-Riddle and Wichita State University, announced April 7 in Washington, D.C., analyzed on-time performance, denied bookings, baggage handling and customer service.

Prescott Campus to Launch New Men’s Basketball Program
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is establishing an intercollegiate men’s basketball program at its Prescott Campus that will be led by Head Coach Eric Fundalewicz, who is transitioning to his new role after an eight-month stint as campus director of intramural sports.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Nanosatellite Project is Tracking to Launch CubeSat into Space
The ARAPAIMA nanosatellite project at the Daytona Beach Campus is on track to launch a CubeSat into space as early as 2015.

Embry-Riddle Takes Flight at Singapore Airshow
Drawing from the buzz surrounding the Singapore Airshow in February, Embry-Riddle Asia officials met with industry partners and other U.S. business leaders in Singapore to discuss educational opportunities and training.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Embry-Riddle to Hold First-Ever Motorcycle Rally to Support Student Scholarships
In March, Embry-Riddle will host the university’s inaugural “Rally for Riddle,” a motorcycle rally and ride supporting Embry-Riddle student scholarships.

Embry-Riddle Golden Eagles Flight Team Wins NIFA SAFECON Regional Competition
Embry-Riddle's Golden Eagles Flight Team won its 28th consecutive regional championship title at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) SAFECON Region II Competition earlier this month.

Athletic Center Project Reaches Milestone at Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus
In celebration of a construction milestone, Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus invited the community to a Jan. 29 ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of its newly remodeled Athletic Center. 

From Classmates to Soulmates: Embry-Riddle Love Stories
Love is “in the air” at Embry-Riddle! In honor of Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, we asked Eagles everywhere to submit their Embry-Riddle love stories that turned into happy marriages.

Embry-Riddle and Rockwell Collins celebrate a 25-year relationship
Rockwell Collins, a global provider of smart communications and aviation electronics solutions, has contributed $270,000 to the university since 1989. Over the past 25 years, the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based company has helped fund everything from engineering scholarships to clubs and special projects.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Embry-Riddle Will Be Future Home of Aviation Legend Bob Hoover’s Hall of Honor
The Hall of Honor will be housed at the Daytona Beach campus and will include nine inductees selected by Hoover for their lifetime of achievements and contributions to aviation.

Embry-Riddle Offers Short Courses, Workshops on Aviation Safety Management and Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Embry-Riddle will hold a variety of aviation-focused short courses beginning in April at its campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz.

International Aviation, Aeronautics and Aerospace Journal Seeks Submissions
The International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics and Aerospace at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide is now accepting submissions from scholars in academia, industry and government.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus Creates Nation's First College of Security and Intelligence
To meet the growing need for highly skilled cybersecurity, forensics and global security and intelligence experts, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Ariz., campus is launching the nation’s first College of Security and Intelligence.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Embry-Riddle, Dassault Falcon Jet Renew Three-Year Collaboration on Academics and Research
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Dassault Falcon Jet have renewed their collaboration on education, research and business projects for another three years, a partnership that supplies internship and employment opportunities for the university’s students.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide Among Top Five Online Educators in Nation
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Worldwide Campus has been named one of the nation’s top online educators, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Embry-Riddle Prescott ROTC Cadets Receive Top Honors
Two of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus Army ROTC cadets were recently recognized nationally for courage, selflessness, and exemplary achievement in academic and military pursuits.

Human Factors Department Celebrates Largest Graduating Class of Master’s Candidates
Embry-Riddle’s Human Factors department at the Daytona Beach Campus celebrated its largest graduating class of master’s degree candidates in December. Thirty-five students were awarded their diplomas at the Dec. 16 ceremony.

New College of Arts and Sciences building opens at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus
The new College of Arts and Sciences building at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus, which includes an observatory that will boast Florida’s largest university-owned telescope, opened in January.

Worldwide Campus students earn scholarships tied to military service

Seven Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide military students have been awarded scholarships from the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME). - See more at: http://worldwide.erau.edu/newsroom/press-releases/7-worldwide-students-receive-scholarship-from-council-of-college-and-military-educator.html#sthash.L6Rwzy0b.dpuf
Seven Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University military students at the Worldwide Campus have been awarded scholarships from the Council of College and Military Educators.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

First Ph.D. Students Graduate from Embry-Riddle’s Aviation and Engineering Physics Degree Programs
Embry-Riddle's first doctorate students graduated in December from aviation and engineering physics degree programs at the Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Embry-Riddle alumnus flies Philippine typhoon victims to safety
As a C-17 pilot in the U.S. Air Force, Capt. Dan Holder (’11, WW) has flown plenty of missions, but one of his most memorable flights was transporting Philippine evacuees impacted by Typhoon Haiyan to safety.

Aviation-themed Christmas tree donated by former student
The Embry Riddle Alumni Relations office got an early Christmas gift from Capt. Milton L. and Judy L. Gruner and family--an aviation-themed Christmas tree!

Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus to Launch Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Biology
As security and intelligence issues and crime are tackled with an ever-expanding arsenal of forensic methods, Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus will meet the need for more DNA and biology specialists by introducing a bachelor’s degree in Forensic Biology in Fall 2014.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and American Eagle Airlines Establish Pilot-Hiring Program
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and American Eagle Airlines are partnering on a pilot-hiring program that will give the school’s Aeronautical Science (professional pilot) graduates an employment advantage with one of the world’s largest regional airlines.

Embry-Riddle’s Eagles Flight Team Wins Big, Heads to National Competition
The Embry-Riddle Eagles Flight Team at the Daytona Beach Campus has won the Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) Region IX competition, sponsored by the National Intercollegiate Flying Association.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide business programs in Memphis to gain specialized accreditations
Two international organizations have recently granted accreditation to business programs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide.

Chris Plumb Named Arizona Avionics Technician of the Year
Chris Plumb, a senior aircraft avionics technician at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus, was honored as the Arizona Avionics Technician of the Year at the 41st annual Arizona Safety Awards Banquet held Nov. 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Embry-Riddle Makes Bid for NCAA Division II
Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Athletics program has officially accepted an invitation to join the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference (SSC), potentially taking on nine other Florida-based universities in a conference that boasts 84 national titles and is the No. 1 ranked conference in Division II for academic success rate.

Friday, December 06, 2013

First Ph.D. Students Graduate from Embry-Riddle’s Aviation and Engineering Physics Degree Programs
When 535 Embry-Riddle students graduate in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., ceremonies in December 2013, the university will reach a proud milestone – eight of those students will be the university’s first-ever Ph.D. graduates.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ERAU Women’s Basketball Announces Program’s First Signee
Embry-Riddle Head Coach Lisa Nuxol-Wilson has started building her women’s basketball team and announced the signing of Sabrina Whiting on Nov. 13. Whiting is the first student-athlete to sign a letter of intent to compete for the Embry-Riddle women’s basketball team, which will play its first game in the fall of 2014.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Alumni Award Winners Announced at Homecoming
Six alumni standouts were recognized during 2013 Alumni Homecoming Weekend and OctoberWest festivities for their contributions to their profession, the industry, the university and/or their community.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Embry-Riddle Welcomed into CFA Institute University Recognition Program
Embry-Riddle’s College of Business at the Daytona Beach Campus was recently welcomed into the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute’s University Recognition Program.

Worldwide Campus Announces College of Aeronautics Dean
Kenneth L. Witcher has been named dean of the College of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide.

Army ROTC Team Triumphs at Regional Challenge
An Army ROTC student team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Ariz., campus won the Southwest Regional Ranger Challenge held Saturday, Sept. 28, at Arizona State University, beating 12 other ROTC units from colleges in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

Students Test CubeSat Payload on High-Altitude NASA Balloon Flight
A student team from Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus recently flew a payload on a NASA balloon launched from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Fort Sumner, N.M. The High-Altitude Student Platform (HASP) flight gave 12 universities from across the nation the chance to conduct research and experiments.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Military Advanced Education Magazine Names Embry-Riddle a Top Military-Friendly University for Fifth Year
For the fifth year in a row, Military Advanced Education (MAE) has honored Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as one of the best schools for active-duty military and veterans in its 2014 Guide to Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities.

Friday, October 18, 2013

ERAU expands STEM programming
Embry-Riddle is the newest affiliate partner for Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a national provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Army ROTC Team Triumphs at Southwest Regional Ranger Challenge
An Army ROTC student team from Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus recently beat 12 ROTC units from colleges in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to win the  Southwest Regional Ranger Challenge.

New Honorees Inducted Into Prescott Alumni Hall of Fame
The Prescott Chancellor’s Alumni Hall of Fame recently inducted two new members, Norman Knight ('90, PC) and Bill Thompson ('87, PC), at the Alumni Awards Dinner held during OctoberWest Homecoming. Earlier this year, Maj. Gen. Thomas Trask ('84, PC) was also inducted.

Hiring Advantage with New Pilot Cadet Program
Embry-Riddle and SkyWest Airlines are partnering in a program that will give Embry-Riddle students a substantial boost toward becoming a SkyWest first officer.

Real World Design Challege: Use UAS to Increase Food Production
Representatives from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide unveiled on Oct. 10 the 2014 Real World Design Challenge scenario in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Landmark Security Patrol System Tested at Daytona Beach International Airport
A team of Embry-Riddle students and faculty has successfully tested a fully autonomous perimeter-patrol system at Daytona Beach International Airport, believed to be the first use in the United States of a self-guiding ground vehicle for airport security.

Monday, September 16, 2013

SMS Workshop for Aviation Safety Professionals
The College of Aviation will host a three-day workshop for aviation practitioners and safety professionals at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus from November 19-21, 2013.  This course will provide participants with both a solid foundation in basic Safety Management Systems (SMS) concepts and will support further implementation of SMS within their organization with a fundamental knowledge including safety risk management (hazards, risks, and controls); human factors; reactive, proactive, and predictive safety management tools and methods; positive safety culture; and SMS implementation overview. 

Prescott Campus Earns Top Nod in Grad Success in Job Market Study
An investment in their education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is paying off for graduates whose tuition dollars are reaping financial and career rewards in a trying job market, according to national salary data collector studies.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

ERAU Aerospace Engineering Ranks No.1 for 14th Year
For the 14th consecutive year, the Best Colleges guidebook published by U.S. News & World Report ranks Embry-Riddle’s undergraduate aerospace engineering program No. 1 in the nation. The annual compilation also rates Embry-Riddle highly in undergraduate engineering and names the university one of the top schools in the South.

Friday, August 30, 2013

New FAA Rule Gives Embry-Riddle Students Advantage For Airline Jobs
Effective immediately, a special authorization by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will allow Aeronautical Science graduates from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University the opportunity to apply for first officer status upon reaching 1,000 flight hours, in lieu of the 1,500 hours mandated by the FAA in July. 

New FAA Rule Gives Embry-Riddle Students, Grads Advantage For Airline Jobs
Effective immediately, a special authorization by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will allow Aeronautical Science graduates from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University the opportunity to apply for first officer status upon reaching 1,000 flight hours, in lieu of the 1,500 hours mandated by the FAA in July. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

ERAU Workshops for Aviation Practitioners
Embry-Riddle is offering short-courses which combine the latest in safety, human factors and aircraft accident investigation topics in a professional classroom environment.

ERAU Students Poised to Earn Exception to New FAA 1,500-Flight-Hour Rule
A new rule recently announced by the Federal Aviation Administration increases qualification requirements for first officers who fly for U.S. passenger and cargo airlines, but includes allowances for reduced hours for pilots who earn bachelor’s degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz..

Alumni Association Begins a New Era of Leadership
With a new team member joining later this month, the Embry-Riddle Alumni Association begins a new era of leadership—one exclusively with Embry-Riddle Eagles at its helm.

Observation Dome Installed on New College of Arts & Sciences Building
Media, students, faculty and staff watched intently on July 2, as crews carefully placed a huge steel observation dome, which will house the state’s largest university-based telescope, atop the new five-story College of Arts and Sciences building at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus.

ERAU Installs Angle of Attack Indicators in Cessna Fleet
Embry-Riddle has installed Angle of Attack (AOA) indicators in its entire fleet of 61 Cessna training aircraft at its Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses.

Air Show Thrills to Highlight Annual OctoberWest Alumni Weekend
The Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus is thrilled to announce the air show is returning to the OctoberWest Alumni Weekend lineup this fall. Alumni from all campuses are invited to witness the spectacular Wings Out West Air Show on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Embry-Riddle Flight Line, located at Love Field Municipal Airport.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

ERAU, Kiddie Hawk Air Academy/Living Legends of Aviation Announce Partnership at Oshkosh
In a joint announcement during EAA AirVenture, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to sparking a love of aviation in children, announced an exclusive partnership to lead educational and STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) programs for the next generation.

Nuxol-Wilson Selected as Embry-Riddle Women's Basketball Head Coach
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following a three-month, nationwide search, Embry-Riddle Athletics Director, Steve Ridder announced Lisa Nuxol-Wilson as the first-ever Embry-Riddle Women's Head Basketball Coach on Thursday.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

ERAU Awarded 10-Year Contract to Continue Aviation Instruction to U.S. Military in Europe
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide will continue to be the only institution offering face-to-face aviation courses to members of the U.S. military stationed in Europe, according to a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense that begins Aug. 1.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

ERAU Teams Finish in Top Five at Unmanned Aircraft Competition
A student team from Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus took fourth place, and a team from the university’s Prescott, Ariz., campus took fifth place in the 2013 Student Unmanned Air Systems (SUAS) competition held June 19-22, 2013, at Webster Field, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

ERAU Team Wins NIKSUN Cybersecurity Competition
A team of two recent graduates from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus, called Team ByteCasters, recently won the first-ever NIKSUN Cybersecurity Tournament.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Alumni take the lead on Board of Trustees
For the first time in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s history, three of its alumni will hold top positions in the university’s Board of Trustees, helping shape the future of the world’s leading aerospace and aviation academic institution effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

ERAU Teams Compete in Women's Air Race Classic
Teams from Embry-Riddle’s campuses in Prescott, Ariz., and Daytona Beach, Fla., will represent the university in the 2013 Air Race Classic (ARC), a four-day transcontinental flight competition for female pilots.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Prescott Golden Eagles Flight Team Wins 9th National Championship at NIFA SAFECON
For the ninth time and the second year in a row, the Golden Eagles flight team from Embry-Riddle’s Prescott, Ariz., campus has won the Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) national competition sponsored by the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA).

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Business Club Wins Arizona Leadership Competition for Seventh Straight Year
For the seventh year in a row, Embry-Riddle’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Club won the PBL Arizona Leadership Competition held recently at  Arizona State University in Tempe.

Gary Northam, Dean of College of Aviation, Named AABI President
The Board of Trustees of the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) recently selected Dr. Gary Northam, dean of the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus, as the new AABI president, effective fall 2013.

Monday, April 08, 2013

ERAU Graduates Tapped For University Board of Trustees Leadership Roles
For the first time in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s history, three of its alumni will hold top positions in the university’s Board of Trustees helping shape the future of the world’s top aerospace and aviation academic institution effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

World’s First Commercial Space Operations Degree OK’d for Liftoff at ERAU
This fall, students can take their place at the forefront of one of the nation’s fastest growing industries following Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s approval of the world’s first degree program in Commercial Space Operations.

Friday, March 01, 2013

New Degrees at ERAU Teach Students to Unlock Planetary Secrets, Safeguard Cyber Secrets
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus will launch three new bachelor’s degree programs this fall to address growing interest in space exploration and the need for online security. The degrees are Astronomy, Cyber Intelligence and Security and Software Engineering with a cyber security emphasis.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Eagles Basketball Wins 2013 Sun Conference Title
West Palm Beach, Fla. – In a game that Eagle fans, players and coaches will be talking about for a long time the 16th-ranked Embry-Riddle Eagles earned the 2013 Sun Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament title with a remarkable 91-81 double-overtime victory over the third-ranked Northwood Seahawks on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Student EcoCAR Engineers Enter Vehicle in Daytona 500 Parade Lap
The Embry-Riddle vehicle that race fans will see on Feb. 24 at Daytona International Speedway won’t be the quickest car on the track, but it represents a fast-paced endeavor by student engineers to design the next generation of green vehicles.

Friday, February 15, 2013

ERAU Launches New High School Aerospace Institute in Rockford, Illinois
The College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus has partnered with Rockford Public Schools in Illinois to establish an Aerospace Institute at Jefferson High School beginning in Fall 2013.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

ERAU Announces Plans to Offer Nation’s First Degree in Commercial Space Operations
Washington, D.C., Feb. 6, 2013 – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced plans to launch the nation’s first bachelor’s degree in Commercial Space Operations during a news conference Wednesday at the 16th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

ERAU Asia Campus Asia Graduates Inaugural Class in MBA in Aviation Degree Program
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Asia graduated its inaugural class of 19 MBA in Aviation (MBAA) students during a ceremony held recently at Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), where the MBAA courses are taught.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

'We Are 1 Run' to Raise Funds for Alumna with Cancer
The Embry-Riddle community will unite in January to demonstrate its support and raise funds to help alumna Kate (Schwikert) Waidmann (’02, DB) in her fight against stage three colon cancer.

Embry-Riddle, Advanced Aerospace Solutions Partner for One-Stop Shop World-Class Research
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Advanced Aerospace Solutions (AdvAero) took a long-standing relationship of innovative, world-class research and development to the next level with the signing of a partnership agreement in late October.

Airlines, Embry-Riddle Examine Projected Pilot Shortage
Representatives of 14 major U.S. airlines and regional carriers recently joined Embry-Riddle staff and faculty for a one-day Pilot Supply Summit at the Daytona Beach Campus to address a projected professional pilot shortage facing the aviation industry.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Embry-Riddle Prescott to Debut Master’s Degree in Security and Intelligence Studies
In response to a growing need for advanced skills in the security and intelligence fields, the Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus is now offering a Master of Science in Security and Intelligence Studies as part of its industry-leading Global Security and Intelligence Studies program.

Airlines, Embry-Riddle Examine Projected Pilot Shortage
Representatives of 14 major U.S. airlines and regional carriers recently joined Embry-Riddle staff and faculty to address a projected professional pilot shortage facing the aviation industry as part of a one-day Pilot Supply Summit at the Daytona Beach Campus.

  
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