RESEARCHER FALL 2018

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16 Through Embry-Riddle’s S.U.I.T. Lab, researchers including Ryan L. Kobrick (left) and colleague Sarah Jane Pell are testing the technology that will keep future space explorers safe.

INNOVATORS 26 Factoring in the Human Element

LETTER FROM LEADERSHIP 2 Dr. P. Barry Butler shares why prioritizing safety can

lead to important innovations.

Scott Shappell’s human factors career spans the military, aviation and health.

CAPSULES 3 Reaching New Heights • The Future of Floridian Heatwaves • Flying the Crowded Skies • Inventor Bracing for Success •

Q&A 28 Bringing Learning to Life

20 Do You Read Me?

Virtual and augmented reality technologies are giving online students real-world experience.

Research Promises Speedier Evacuations • Remote Control • Tomorrow’s White Hats

Language barriers play a larger-than- expected role in aircraft accidents.

FINAL APPROACH 29 Helping Businesses Fly Higher The Center for Entrepreneurship launches new businesses.

INNOVATORS 24 Persistence Pays Off Snorri Gudmundsson

helped develop lifesaving jet technology that earned the world’s top aviation prize.

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