Fall/Winter 2021 Features

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Cover Story

A New World View

Alumnus leads new space tourism company to showcase the majesty of Earth


In the Line of Fire

Embry-Riddle alumni battle nation’s wildfires with aerial and maintenance skills

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Alumni News

Passing the Torch

Bill Thompson (’87) and Edmund Odartey (’04, ’10) discuss the legacy and future of alumni engagement at Embry-Riddle

Alumni News

Providing Refuge

Alumni support the evacuation of Kabul, Afghanistan in the summer of 2021

Five men standing by a large drone helicopter.
Flight Path

Making the Rules

Will Lovett (’91) is shaping the future of beyond visual line-of-sight operations

Flight Path

Rock(et) Star

Michelle Lucas (’00) inspires students to seek Higher Orbits

Also in This Issue

Student working on a 3D printer in a university lab

Shape Shifters

Embry-Riddle researchers report thermal energy breakthrough with phase-change materials

Group photo of students and faculty in an Embry-Riddle computer lab

Game Changer

Gaming students develop augmented-reality flight training tool

Two people preparing to launch a remote controlled drone in the Arizona high plains.

Modeling Monsoons

Low-altitude flights help Eagle researchers predict storm formation

Marwa El-Sayed

Airborne Plastics

Civil engineering professor researches air pollution and microplastics in new lab

Elena outside of a NASA facility
Giving To ERAU

Never Give Up

First-generation student inspires the next

Four female students sitting on boulders

Good Science

RAD Satellite project aims to combat human rights abuses

Erik Lentz inside a train car

Changing the Future of Space Travel

For space physics alumnus Erik Lentz (’09), the early days of the pandemic were the perfect time to pursue his dream research project

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Talking Tailwinds

Game Time

Readers identify the pool sharks from last issue's Tailwinds photo

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A Floating Mystery

Do you know about this waterborne competition? Inflate our institutional knowledge!

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