Social and Environmental Responsibility Report

Supporting STEM, Literacy and Libraries Young people in Prescott, Arizona can learn about the chemistry of slime, all things aviation or rocking rockets, thanks to experimentation kits provided to the public library by Embry-Riddle students. Students from Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus engage with young patrons and pass out the kits, which are intended to promote an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Introducing Students to Rocket Science Eagles engaged with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) launched four rockets at a middle school in Prescott Valley, Arizona, as a way to help spark young people’s interest in STEM. The launches took place following a virtual presentation on the fundamentals of rockets, and each participant left with their own rocket kit. The STEM outreach project was just one of many organized by Embry-Riddle’s SHPE chapter. The group has also hosted slime demonstrations, and they are introducing students to electricity and circuits by helping them build small robots. Students Promote Solar Energy Innovation Not only is sunlight relatively scarce in heavy-wintered Lincoln, Nebraska, but the region’s cost of energy from other sources is low. As part of the Solar District Cup, a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, an Embry-Riddle team has been tasked with developing a plan to bring renewable solar energy to the University of Nebraska- Lincoln while saving the university money. The Solar District Cup aims to inspire students to consider new career opportunities, develop skills relevant to industry, engage with the professional marketplace and become leaders in solar energy. It also encourages collaboration between academia and external partners.

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