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When Dawn Shaikh was an intern at Google in 2006, she was unique in her cohort because she had completed numerous full, beginning-to-end research studies of the user experience of products. This was one of the main aspects of her educational experience that helped her “land her job,” she said. Shaikh, now Google’s Director of User Experience, took classes in graduate school with Dr. Barbara Chaparro and worked in her Software Usability Research Lab (SURL) at Wichita State University. “Working in Dr. Chaparro’s Software Usability Research Lab,” Shaikh said, “prepared me so well for my future.”
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In a recent column, Embry-Riddle’s Dr. Stephen Rice, professor of Human Factors, focused on why women in aviation may face obstacles based on bias, what research tells us, and potential solutions. Why is it important to draw more women into the aviation pipeline? The aviation industry faces a worldwide shortage of qualified pilots as well as aviation maintenance technicians. The 2018 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook projects a need for 790,000 new civil aviation pilots and 754,000 technicians over the next 20 years. Given this need, the industry has recognized that it needs to tap the entire potential talent pool. Currently, only about 6 percent of all commercial pilots are female, according to the Air Line Pilots Association. Dr. Rebecca Lutte, an assistant professor of Aviation at the University of Nebraska at Omaha put it this way: “In an age where pilot supply is a global challenge, recruiting women and underrepresented groups to the cockpit is an essential part of the solution.”
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College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences is a diverse learning community that features coursework in Human Factors & Behavioral Neurobiology, Humanities & Communication, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Security Studies & International Affairs. 

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College of Aviation

Setting the standard for high-quality aviation education, the College of Aviation prepares graduates for careers in aviation and related fields through its degrees in Aeronautical Science, Applied Aviation Science, Aviation Maintenance Science, Flight, and School of Graduate Studies.

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David B. O'Maley College of Business

Offering a world-class business education in aviation/aerospace, the College of Business applies its "Business of Flight" approach to teaching in Accounting, Economics, Finance and Information Studies, and Management, Marketing and Operations. 

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College of Engineering

Ranked among the best undergraduate engineering programs in the nation, the College of Engineering emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Fundamentals, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical, Computer, Software and Systems Engineering.

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