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  • Letter From Leadership: Maj Mirmirani highlights the accelerated growth of Embry-Riddle’s research endeavors.
  • Capsules: Sending T-Cells Into Space • The Audacity of New Ideas • The Flying Car Becomes a Reality • When the Earth Rings • Keeping Gas Turbines Healthy
  • Coming Soon: The Flying Car
  • What Makes a Safe Pilot? At the Robertson Safety Institute, Erin Bowen dives deep into “aviation culture” to track changes in group thinking.
  • Tackling Tornado Alley: Drone-based augmented reality software can help emergency teams find roads, bridges and victims when disaster strikes.
  • Space Prospectors: The next frontier for aerospace researchers? Developing spacecraft to explore asteroids for natural resources.
  • Closing Threat Windows: Researchers at Embry-Riddle are helping doctors address the workflow disruptions that can affect patient care.
  • Innovators - Wrestling With the Elements: Irradiated wildlife on Earth could help researchers like Karen Gaines understand the effects of radiation in space.
  • Innovators - The Sky's No Limit: Brent Terwilliger’s expertise will help define best practices for the safe operation of future unmanned aerial systems.
  • Q&A - Safety Net: The Hacker Lab offers students hands-on experience fighting cyberattacks.
  • Final Approach - Centered on Safety: Embry-Riddle’s ASSURE drives research to advance the safety of unmanned aircraft systems.


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Publication Date

Fall 2017






Casual Astronaut


VOLUME 1, NO. 2 ResearchER is published twice annually (Spring and Fall). Opinions expressed do not represent the official view of the university. Use of trade names implies no endorsement by Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University. Change address, unsubscribe or email the editor at Copyright ©2017 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Florida/Arizona/Worldwide 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL 32114 All rights reserved. SENIOR ADMINISTRATION UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT P. Barry Butler INTERIM SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND RESEARCH AND DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, DAYTONA BEACH CAMPUS Maj Mirmirani EDITORIAL INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Ginger Pinholster CONTRIBUTORS Becky Ham Melanie Hanns Tom Iacuzio Joseph M. Kays Kelly Pratt James Roddey Sara Withrow PHOTOGRAPHY Joseph Cerreta Archie Dickey Rob Ferguson Daryl LaBello David Massey Connor McShane Mario Merino Putnam Reiter CREATIVE DIRECTION Trish Kabus PRODUCED BY CASUAL ASTRONAUT CASUALASTRONAUT.COM CREATIVE DIRECTOR Marc Oxborrow SENIOR EDITOR Colleen Ringer CHIEF CLIENT OFFICER Paul Peterson

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