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Registration Still Open for Daily Competition Pitting Unmanned Pilots Against Each Other 
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From June 5 to June 10 of 2017, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott Campus was one among 29 universities across the nation that took part in a NASA challenge which put students' specially designed micro-gravity tools to use. NASA's Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (Micro-g NExT) activity invited undergraduate research students to design, build, and test devices to address authentic space exploration obstacles.
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Over the next decade, humans may have more opportunities to explore space than ever before. Earlier this year, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled an ambitious plan to fly two space tourists around in the moon in 2018. Virgin Galactic is also offering seats on its human spaceflight vehicles for $250,000 a person for future suborbital flights.
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Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has increased its credit rating for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University from Baa1 to A3. This investment-grade rating is the highest underlying rating the University has received from Moody’s.
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The Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University released the key results of the ATRS 2017 Global Airport Performance Benchmarking Task Force report at the 2017 ATRS World Conference in Antwerp, Belgium.  This annual report provides a comprehensive, unbiased comparison of airport performance worldwide, focusing on productivity and operating/management efficiency, unit cost competitiveness and comparison of airport charges.
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International, award-winning light sport aircraft manufacturer Seamax will have their Research & Development operations join Embry-Riddle Research Park’s Customized Business Acceleration Program to build on its business, technological and research capabilities as it looks to establish itself in the United States.
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For the seventh straight year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s most respected publication covering colleges and universities.
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The NCAA Division II Membership Committee has determined that the Embry-Riddle Athletics program has successfully completed the transition from the NAIA to full-fledged NCAA II membership. The announcement was made on Monday, July 17, by University President Dr. Barry Butler at a press conference in the Henderson Welcome Center.
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The U.S. Office of Naval Research has awarded a five-year, $900,000 research grant to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to develop advanced communication, perception and energy systems for unmanned surface vessels (USVs).
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This month construction crews broke ground on the Wind Tunnel building that will be part of the Embry-Riddle Research Park in Daytona Beach.  The wind tunnel itself was delivered to Daytona Beach in May, and is currently in storage awaiting the completion of the building.
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Embry-Riddle alumnus Joshua Kutryk is one of the Canadian Space Agency’s newest astronauts.
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In June, Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus shipped over 200 boxes of donated books overseas to Mosul, Iraq in a volunteer effort to help replenish what was lost when ISIS ransacked the Mosul Central Library in February of 2015. After the destruction of what was believed to be over 100,000 books and manuscripts, Iraqi newspapers, maps, and collected works from the Ottoman period, a world-wide call for aid was heard by Embry-Riddle's Honors Program and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
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Joseph Scanlan loved computers growing up. He built a few of his own, spent time in dedicated IT courses while in high school and even had plans to study computer science at the University of Minnesota. Instead, Scanlan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. After five years of service, he’s rediscovered his love of computers thanks to the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA).
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Student business teams at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus took first and third place honors in the Stock Challenge Game, while several other Embry-Riddle students enjoyed top-10 finishes in challenging business events at the prestigious 2017 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif.  
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Four female pilots representing Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Ariz., Campus not only swept the top two spots in the collegiate competition but also placed second and fifth overall among more than 100 flyers in the cross-country 2017 Women’s Air Race Classic (ARC).
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