RESEARCHER Spring 2017

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INNOVATORS 26 A Model for

LETTER FROM LEADERSHIP 2 Maj Mirmirani previews Embry-Riddle’s exciting growth and cutting-edge research. CAPSULES 3 A Step Toward Disease-Free Flight • Savings at the Gate • Unmanned Guidance • Virtual Technology Creates Bridge for Distance Learning • And More

Clockwise, student Tony Zhao, Professor Pat Anderson and student Lenny Gartenberg examine the inner workings of the eSpirit electric aircraft under development at the Eagle Flight Research Center in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Good Behavior Linda M. Pittenger identifies key behaviors that set superior aviation and aerospace leaders apart.

Q&A 28 Safe and ASSURE

20 Growing Research

Embry-Riddle researchers are shaping the future of UAS integration.

INNOVATORS 24 Space Craft

FINAL APPROACH 29 Centered on Innovation

Aquaponics lab explores food

Meet a professor whose research is helping write the space policies and laws of the future.

Embry-Riddle’s newest center will focus on technical training for aviation industry professionals.

production for Earth and possibly Mars.

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