High points at Embry-Riddle.

The Daytona Beach Campus Riddle Racers Gold team consisting of pilots Emmy Dillon and Abbie Pasmore (’15, DB) placed first in the collegiate division and first overall in the all-women 2016 Air Race Classic. This marks the first time an Embry-Riddle team has taken first place in both categories.

Anne Boettcher, director of Embry-Riddle’s Undergraduate Research Institute and Honors Program at the Prescott Campus, was elected to serve as president of the Council on Undergraduate Research for 2017-2018.

Embry-Riddle was ranked No. 11 by College Choice for 2016 Best Bachelor’s in Engineering Degree Program.

Navy ROTC Midshipmen 1st Class William Orsborn (’16, DB) and Adam Guy (’16, DB) were named No. 1 and No. 3 by the NROTC, respectively, in the nation, and given the first and third options to select their ship assignments. This is the first time Embry-Riddle NROTC has had midshipmen ranked in the top 10. Rankings are based on GPA, aptitude scores and physical fitness assessments.

Embry-Riddle researchers led by Professor William Engblom received one of eight $500,000 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program Phase II grants.

Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus was designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (with a focus in secure software development) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.