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  • Letter From Leadership: Maj Mirmirani previews Embry-Riddle’s exciting growth and cutting-edge research.
  • Capsules: A Step Toward Disease-Free Flight • Savings at the Gate • Unmanned Guidance • Virtual Technology Creates Bridge for Distance Learning • And More
  • Eagle Flight Goes Electric: The Eagle Flight Research Center team is going fully electric to pave the way for hybrid aircraft of the future.
  • Heat Wave: A discovery by Embry-Riddle researchers could help answer one of solar physics’ most burning questions and lead to clean nuclear power.
  • The Sounds of Space: Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus faculty and students help prove Einstein’s theory is correct.
  • Growing Research: Aquaponics lab explores food production for Earth and possibly Mars.
  • Innovators - Space Craft: Meet a professor whose research is helping write the space policies and laws of the future.
  • Innovators - A Model for Good Behavior: Linda M. Pittenger identifies key behaviors that set superior aviation and aerospace leaders apart.
  • Q&A - Safe and ASSURE: Embry-Riddle researchers are shaping the future of UAS integration.
  • Final Approach - Centered on Innovation: Embry-Riddle’s newest center will focus on technical training for aviation industry professionals.


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Spring 2017






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