High points at Embry-Riddle

  • Worldwide Campus Chancellor John R. Watret was appointed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to the Florida Virtual School Board of Trustees.
  • Embry-Riddle Director of Athletics  John Phillips has been named chair of the newly formed Business of Small College Athletics Advisory Board (BOSCA). The BOSCA board will be tasked with giving back to the collegiate athletics profession and mentoring future leaders.
  • Students Jenesis Tucker, Kyle Kingsberry and Chelsea Slater will receive paid internships, professional mentoring and grants of $2,000 as awardees of the Patti Grace Smith Fellowship competition, which was co-founded by alumnus Col. B. Alvin Drew Jr., USAF, Ret. (’95) to help “bring long-overdue diversity to the U.S. aerospace industry.”
  • Three student teams scored in the top 4% in the bi-annual Simio (Simulation Modeling framework based on Intelligent Objects) Competition, which tests students’ understanding of simulation modeling, scheduling and optimization while solving real-world problems.
  • A team of 20 undergraduate students, led by senior lead authors Andrew Fichou and Bryan Kitsu, had their design for a lunar rover published in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal.
  • Aerospace Physiology junior Olivia Siu won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. She is one of 410 students chosen from throughout the United States for this honor.