When Embry-Riddle Men’s Lacrosse Assistant Coach Brian Frank set out for the waves recently near Main Street Pier in Daytona Beach, Florida, he never anticipated he would leave the beach that day a hero. When he spotted a man struggling in the water nearby, though, his surf trip abruptly ended, and it was replaced with a lifesaving mission.
For the very first time since its installation on campus in 2018, the new subsonic wind tunnel on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus was made available to undergraduate researchers last semester — and a group of Aerospace Engineering students intended to design and test the perfect surfboard fin.
A student’s research on how to use topology data to improve the lunar landing of a spacecraft has earned him a first place award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Aerospace engineering student Brennan McCann took first place in AIAA’s master’s category in the 2020 Regional Student Conference.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to reopen the institution’s residential campuses in Florida and Arizona for face-to-face instruction on June 30.