SpeakER Series

Embry-Riddle invites you to join us for the Spring 2019 SpeakER Series. Marc Bernier, Director, Embry-Riddle SpeakER Series, and host of "The Marc Bernier Show" on FM93.5/AM1150 WNDB, will act as moderator.

Each 90-minute SpeakER Series event is free, open to the public and will be held in the Willie Miller Instructional Center auditorium on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus (campus map), 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. All events begin at 7 p.m. with seating available beginning at 6 p.m. Overflow viewing rooms will be available with open seating.

All SpeakER Series events can be heard on a tape delayed basis on WNDB on "The Marc Bernier Show", selected weekday afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m. and subsequent BookMarc radio presentations, Saturdays at 9 a.m. Videos of all SpeakER Series programs can be seen on Embry-Riddle’s YouTube channel a few days after the event.

Monday, Feb. 4 — Ellen R. Stofan, Ph.D.

The John and Adrienne Mars Director, National Air and Space Museum, joins us for a presentation and interview. Dr. Stofan comes to the position with more than 25 years’ experience in space-related organizations and a deep research background in planetary geology.  Dr. Stofan will share her experiences and update the audience on the latest additions to the Museum in an interview with Series Director Marc Bernier.  An audience Q&A session follows the interview. 

Wednesday Feb. 20 — Dr. Pat Anderson

The Speaker Series joins the celebration of National Engineering week with a presentation/interview/Q&A session with Dr Pat Anderson, Professor of Aerospace Engineering at ERAU. The discussion will be moderated by Marc Bernier. 

Monday, March 4  — Cyber Security and Transportation

In a moderated discussion with Dr. Gary Kessler and Dr. Philip Craiger the presentation deals with new challenges in transportation and an update on private security breaches. An audience Q&A session is included in the presentation. 

Tuesday, March 19 — The 50th Anniversary of the first Moon Landing

Meet four men who have intimate knowledge of the Apollo program as we look back at the first moon landing with Apollo 11.

Jim Chandler worked with General Electric’s Apollo Support Department on equipment to test the Lunar Excursion Module. Lew DeWitt helped build real-time visual simulators of the Command and Service Modules and the Lunar Lander for NASA. Jim Kotas worked at Cape Canaveral on the GE Acceptance Checkout Equipment during Apollo missions 7 to 11. Larry Kelly was manager of manufacturing for GE during Apollo missions. He was awarded the Apolloneer award in 1968 and was elected Mayor of Daytona Beach in 1974, serving for 19 consecutive years. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.

Monday, April 1 — SPACECRAFT 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles and Satellites That Put Us in Space

Moderated by Marc Bernier, a discussion with   the book’s collaborators, 13 year NASA veteran Michael H Gorn, and via SKYPE, from Caserta, Italy, aerospace professional Giuseppe De Chiara. A Q&A session is included. A book signing follows the discussion. 

Monday, April 8 — Lift Off The Page LIVE

Topic and guests TBA. 

Monday, April 15 — Veteran’s Appreciation Day

Speaker TBA in a discussion moderated by Marc Bernier.


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The media are invited to photograph / videotape all SpeakER Series events. For more information, call Marc Bernier at (386) 226-6222 or (386) 226-7285.