Office of Undergraduate Research

Embry-Riddle strives to create a culture of knowledge discovery through research. The Office of Undergraduate Research engages undergraduate students in faculty-mentored research that is both faculty and student-led. Our mission is to provide a diverse set of opportunities for all undergraduate students to enhance their education through engagement in research, inquiry, innovation, and/or other scholarly projects. 

Our Objectives

To help students (1) apply critical thinking, ethics, and information analyses in decision-making processes, (2) understand the nature of research, investigation, and scholarship, and (3) utilize discipline-based inquiry skills in their communities to create or understand new knowledge.

Our Vision

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach will be an internationally recognized center for excellence in undergraduate research, innovation, and scholarship, especially in the fields of aviation/aerospace, science, and engineering, where every student engages in scholarly learning throughout their academic careers. 

You can learn more about our plans to achieve new heights in our strategic plan and see our successes in our 2017-2018 annual report.

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Undergraduate Research Center
Student Union, Room 431

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Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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For the first time, a team of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students has confirmed the accuracy of a component of the Next Generation Air Traffic Control System (NextGen) at high altitudes using a NASA research aircraft. The results of their research using automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) technology, which shifts air traffic control from ground-based radar to more precise satellite-derived positions, could help determine how rocket launches and sub-orbital space flights best integrate into the national airspace.
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In Philip K. Dick’s 1969 science fiction novel Ubik, the Hollis Corporation sets an explosive trap for members of rival Runciter Associates after Runciter tries to convince the public that their privacy is threatened by psychic Hollis employees. “Runciter’s propaganda campaign is a perfect example of brainwashing,” said rising sophomore Ethan Hale, an engineering physics student in the Honors Program on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla., Campus. “In the book, Runciter’s ads are all over the place – on matchboxes and TVs every hour. People start to fear Hollis, and in turn, people gaslight each other through peer pressure so that everyone thinks the same way.”
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Using 3D printing, fiberglass and stainless steel, a team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University developed a tool that could help NASA explore underneath ice-covered surfaces in space. Embry-Riddle was one of 25 teams across the U.S. selected to participate in a simulated microgravity challenge at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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