Spring 2020 Features



Wings of Legacy

Front Row Seats

Betz brothers participate in history-making decade at Embry-Riddle

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Space Eagles

Alumni team contributes to historic Boeing Starliner capsule landing


Digital 3D model of oyster bed
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Coastal Collaboration

Unmanned aircraft systems are helping researchers track the changing coastal environment

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Beachcomber

Students design autonomous robot to harvest microplastics from sand



Alumni in Action

Rowing the Distance

Former Air Force aviator sets world record for completing the longest solo, nonstop, unsupported ocean row across the Pacific from North America

In Other Words

What Makes an Engineer Tick?

'As I grew up, many things changed, but my captivation with and love of air and space flight never did.'

Photo of Ryze Tech – Tello Quadcopter
Web Exclusive

Cool Drones

Quadcopters have opened up a range of new uses for remote flying aircraft



Also in This Issue

ERAU President P. Barry Butler
From the President

A Tradition of Excellence

As we become synonymous with all things autonomous, we're inspired by a spirit of service

Chatter

Staffing Up

New VP of enrollment, two deans named


ERAU Research Park
Chatter

Park Place

Embry-Riddle’s Research Park is now home to the Eagle Flight Research Center


Analog airplane altimeter indicating 3,000 feet.
Chatter

Altimeter

High points at Embry-Riddle

magazine cover illustration of airport terminal
Feedback

Calling all Writers

Lift is looking for talented writers; plus, letters from alumni and friends


Giving To ERAU

Doubling the Impact

Board of Trustees Launches Scholarship Endowment Matching Challenge

Recipients of FedEd Purple Runway scholarship standing at the ERAU Daytona campus.
Giving To ERAU

Expanding Horizons

FedEx, Spirit Airlines’ scholarships encourage diversity in aviation


dad working with pillow over his ears while kids have a pillowfight in the background
Global

Eagle Impact

Around the globe, alumni step up to combat and contain the pandemic


Lab equipment
Global

Virtual Space

Embry-Riddle establishes joint space research lab with the University of Luxembourg

Global

Full STEAM Ahead

Marie-Jeanne Steady Ndiaye (’13) is using hands-on learning techniques to inspire and educate young people in West Africa



Alumni News

Grand Fam

Eagle baseball players share a lifelong bond

Alumni News

Chancellor’s Salute

Capt. Kurtis Ludwig (’94) recognized for service to students and industry

Stacks of books on a table in a library or bookstore
Alumni News

Eagle Authors

Discover the books your fellow alumni are writing




Students around a car they made.
Tailwinds

Tailwinds: Vroom!

Last issue's Tailwinds photo, and a new one to spark your memories


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