Spring/Summer 2021 Features


Team Eagle

Alumni collaborate on aviation modeling and simulation company

Alumni @ Work

Online Detective

Albane Flamant analyzes online conversations to benefit brands and customers

Drew Ferguson at a marina
Alumni in Action

By Air or by Sea

Drew Ferguson (’01) is preparing students for aviation and maritime careers

Four men in suits near Embry-Riddle sign

Fueling Change

Aviation Management students help reduce aviation fuel regulations in Brazil


Eagle Odyssey

Alumnus honored for creating 1980s Greek alumni group

Also in This Issue

ERAU President P. Barry Butler
From the President

From the President

In this issue of Lift, we celebrate alumni who are translating resilience into action

Collage of covers of Lift Magazine

Passing the Pen

Sara Withrow, longtime editor of Lift Magazine, puts an end bug on her tenure

Matthew Robinaugh in an open field standing near a multi-rotor drone on the ground

Air Taxi Innovators

Students gather scalable data for Honeywell’s urban air mobility research


3D Printing in Space

Eagles and L3Harris Technologies send 3D printed devices to the International Space Station

Analog airplane altimeter indicating 3,000 feet.


High points at Embry-Riddle

Sergio Sovero ('16) in a pilot's uniform, seated the right seat of an airplane flight deck
In Other Words

Family Fuel

Sergio Sovero (’16) reflects on his journey from Peru to a seat as Delta's youngest pilot.

Giving To ERAU

Stepping Up

Alumnus and Philanthropy Council member combines two loves with planned gift

Grid of teleconference participants
Alumni News

Message from the Executive Director

"We have endured a full year of challenge, loss and sometimes heartbreak — but we’ve also responded with flexibility, creativity and resilience."

Jayde King (’14, ’16, ’20) (left) is the first Gaetz Aerospace Institute graduate to complete a Ph.D. at Embry-Riddle.
Alumni News

STEM Trajectory

From high school to Ph.D., triple alumna pursues her passion at Embry-Riddle

Warren Childers kneeling on a tree trunk over a river
Giving To ERAU

Leaving a Legacy

What is the Embry-Riddle Legacy Society and how can you join?

a black and white photo of an old dorm and courtyard
Talking Tailwinds

Temporary Quarters

Readers identify the former "Dorm I" building, which was home to many veterans and some raucous parties in the moonshot era

Black and white photo of students shooting pool and playing arcade games

Game Time

How many quarters did you sink into these arcade games and pool tables?

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