Abstract Title

Europe Research Trip

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Authors' Class Standing

Bruno Malo Torres Trueba, Senior

Lead Presenter's Name

Bruno

Faculty Mentor Name

Sue Macchiarella

Abstract

This project is a Research trip that will give a group of 16 Embry-Riddle students the opportunity to gain a different perspective of the Aviation industry. This experience will encourage students to learn and analyze different points of view to successfully answer the following questions:

What impact does the economic system of European countries, such as Germany and France, have on the development of an aviation company, for instance Airbus and Lufthansa, compared to the aviation companies in the US?

Do students learn more from a real life experience than from listening to a lecture?

The project is composed of a visit to major aviation companies, such as Airbus, Lufthansa, and Condor Flugdienst, in two different cities: Toulouse in France and Frankfurt in Germany, with the idea to have real-world exposure and be able to compare different viewpoints, expectations, and future projects. This trip will also show our student body that anything is possible if there is dedication and effort and that real life experience outside a lecture in a classroom is very important in a student’s education. To prove this last point, a survey will be used to measure learning during the trip. Students travelling will be tested before and after the trip and results will be compared to see how beneficial are these trips.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

Yes, Spark Grant

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Europe Research Trip

This project is a Research trip that will give a group of 16 Embry-Riddle students the opportunity to gain a different perspective of the Aviation industry. This experience will encourage students to learn and analyze different points of view to successfully answer the following questions:

What impact does the economic system of European countries, such as Germany and France, have on the development of an aviation company, for instance Airbus and Lufthansa, compared to the aviation companies in the US?

Do students learn more from a real life experience than from listening to a lecture?

The project is composed of a visit to major aviation companies, such as Airbus, Lufthansa, and Condor Flugdienst, in two different cities: Toulouse in France and Frankfurt in Germany, with the idea to have real-world exposure and be able to compare different viewpoints, expectations, and future projects. This trip will also show our student body that anything is possible if there is dedication and effort and that real life experience outside a lecture in a classroom is very important in a student’s education. To prove this last point, a survey will be used to measure learning during the trip. Students travelling will be tested before and after the trip and results will be compared to see how beneficial are these trips.

 

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