Community Events

February

Spring 2020 Science Speaker Series Event

Physics in Industry

Presented by Samantha Massa and Derek Broadhead - ERAU Space Physics alumni now at Arete and Northrop Grumman

Thur. Feb. 20 | 12:00 PM
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | 
Classroom 55A

This talk will discuss continued education and how an undergraduate degree at ERAU compares to other education including graduate degrees. Finally, with several years of career development, growth, and hindsight, Massa and Broadhead will present skills they exercise daily and how these relate to their former academic mindsets. They will highlight skills they’ve developed independently, skills ERAU empowered them with, and what they wish they had known to make life easier getting to where they are today. Afterwards they will open the talk for discussion and questions regarding these topics.


College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Journey Through Space & Time

Thur. Feb. 20 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | 
AC1 Bldg., Rm. 107

Dr. Richard Holdaway Presents: Journey Through Space & Time - Looking Down on Planet Earth

This is part of a series of six talks covering the Global Space Program, from The Stars, Planets, Comets, and Asteroids to Overserving the Earth, Climate Change, and Future Missions.

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Feb. 20: Looking Down on Planet Earth (AC1)

Satellite technology impacts every one of us every day of our lives. This talk on Space will discuss the power of current-day Earth Observation satellites to explore what we can see on Earth from space, how and why the Apollo 16/17 astronauts could so easily have died, how satellites aid emergency relief organizations at times of disaster, how satellite imagery is helping city planning, marine safety, how they help us monitor the weather world-wide, and what James Bond can really see on Earth from Space.

Mar. 3: Been There; Done That. What's Next? (DLC)


The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Presents: Silent Sky

Fri. Feb. 21 & Sat. Feb. 22 | Various Showtimes
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium

The universe is both the setting and the story in “Silent Sky," by Lauren Gunderson, a play based on the life of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt and her work with a dedicated group of women, including Annie Cannon and Williamina Fleming, at Harvard Observatory in the 19th century. It is a tale of passion, tenacity, sacrifice, luminosity, and working to find our place in the vastness of space. This one hour cutting of the play was created by the Salina Community Theatre and was a nominee for Best Play at the 2019 American Association of Community Theatre AACTfest 2019 in Gettysburg, PA. “To be able to perform this play in this facility is a dream - a palpable fusion of art and science” – Director, Linda Miller

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Planning and Leading a Business in the Prescott Area

Planear y Liderar un Negocio en el Area de Prescott

Thurs. Feb. 22 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 

The purpose of this workshop is to highlight and enable the growing importance of the Latino business community in the economic growth of the Prescott area. Around 15% of the Yavapai County population is Hispanic and the growing importance of the community in our future economy is a certainty. The workshop will cover a series of topics, presented entirely in Spanish by Embry-Riddle School of Business faculty as well as other community leaders. There is no cost to attend this event, however, space is limited and subject to advance registration. A certificate of participation will be presented to persons who have pre-registered.

Additional questions can be directed to Jakob Funkenstein at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (425-301-4189).

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Honors Sponsored Speaker: An Entrepreneur's Insights on Leadership & Life

Thurs. Feb. 27 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | The Jack R. Hunt Student Union - Lower Hangar 

Presented by Matt Savoca, PC Alum, Executive Vice President of Kutta Technologies

Matt Savoca, PC Alum, will be coming to campus to give his presentation of An Entrepreneur's Insights on Leadership & Life. The talk is open to campus and the Prescott community.

Matthew Savoca graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott campus, in 1994 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. While attending Embry-Riddle, Mr. Savoca was elected Student Government President by his peers, was the graduation speaker, and served for one year on the Board of Trustees for the University. In 2001, Mr. Savoca founded Kutta Technologies where he acted as President for over 14 years and was the principle investigator for multiple government projects. Under his tenure as Kutta’s President, he established and ran its subsidiary Kutta Radios until being acquired by Sierra Nevada Corporation in 2015. Currently, Mr. Savoca acts as the Executive Vice President of Kutta Technologies, and is responsible for maintaining Kutta’s culture of innovation and overall operations.

This presentation is an Honors Sponsored event.


The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Presents: Our Friends, The Planets

Sat. Feb. 29 | 11:00 AM
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium

Our Friends, The Planets takes you on an interactive trip across the Solar System. Throughout the show, we will be stopping by each of the eight planets, getting to see their unique features and learn their incredible stories. Also, look forward to special guest appearances made by the Sun and our Moon! After the show, we will be offering hands-on activities for young children possibly including topics like motion, light filtering, gravity, and more.

This show is recommended for children ages seven and under.

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March

College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Journey Through Space & Time

Tue. Mar. 3 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | Davis Learning Center (DLC) Auditorium

Dr. Richard Holdaway Presents: Journey Through Space & Time - Been There; Done That. What's Next? 

This is part of a series of six talks covering the Global Space Program, from The Stars, Planets, Comets, and Asteroids to Overserving the Earth, Climate Change, and Future Missions.

View full course details and speaker biography

Mar. 3: Been There; Done That. What's Next? (DLC)

In this lecture series we have journeyed through time to look at the space program from 500BC to present day. We have traveled from the outer edges of the universe, to the stars and planets including our own beautiful planet, and even considered what we have learned from space about climate change. We now look to the future. This talk will review some of the new programs already underway such as the 2021 replacement for Hubble, we will examine the prospects for the first human mission to return to the Moon in 2024, and speculate on what might be further ahead such as human missions to Mars, Space Elevators, possibilities for travel to the Stars and more incredible journeys through space and time, including the next real space-race.


The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Presents: Space Next

Fri. Mar. 6 & Sat. Mar. 7 | Various Showtimes
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium

The journey to reach the stars began with our earliest dreams of flying, and led to landing on the moon and sending a probe to Pluto. But that's only the beginning.

Space Next offers a glimpse into tomorrow, and the possibilities of what is to come by way of private space developments and national space programs. The result is an immersive display of interplanetary excellence sure to inspire a generation of explorers, scientists, and dreamers. Come discover what's next.

This showing will be our final presentation of Space Next, so reserve your tickets today!

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The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Presents: Our Friends, The Planets

Sat. Mar. 7 | 11:00 AM
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium

Our Friends, The Planets takes you on an interactive trip across the Solar System. Throughout the show, we will be stopping by each of the eight planets, getting to see their unique features and learn their incredible stories. Also, look forward to special guest appearances made by the Sun and our Moon! After the show, we will be offering hands-on activities for young children possibly including topics like motion, light filtering, gravity, and more.

This show is recommended for children ages seven and under.

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98th ERAU Prescott Aviation History Presentation: Leadership, Command, and Control - The Dowding Factor

Presented by Mike Lavelle

Wed. Mar. 18 | 7:00 PM
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | Davis Learning Center (DLC) Auditorium

The summer of 1940 brought the greatest air battle in history to the skies above England, the Battle of Britain. How did the Royal Air Force overcome what seem like overwhelming odds against Germany’s Luftwaffe? What stopped the German air offensive? Was it, British planning, command structure, aircraft, leadership or was it the Luftwaffe’s aircraft limited capabilities, undefined mission objectives, and lack of leadership? Did the RAF win or did the Luftwaffe withdraw from their offensive? These and other questions will be address as the presentation reflects on the leadership of Air Chief Marshall Hugh Dowding and lessons that apply today as they did 80 years ago!


The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Presents: Arizona Philharmonic - A Celestial Spring

Fri. Mar. 20 | 6:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium

While spring certainly can be about flowers blooming, it also can be about the shining of specific stars. We will explore the night sky ushered in by spring –investigating myriad constellations, planets, and deep sky objects. This live performance will feature stellar musicians of Arizona Philharmonic performing Vivaldi and other seasonal favorites, with cosmic narration by Planetarium Director Eric Edelman.

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The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Presents: Arizona Philharmonic - A Celestial Spring Gala

Sat. Mar. 21 | Showtimes: 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium

This live performance features stellar musicians of Arizona Philharmonic performing Vivaldi and other seasonal favorites, with cosmic narration by Planetarium Director Eric Edelman. Guests are free to mingle, eat and listen to music while placing bids on uniquely Embry-Riddle themed silent auction items. Enjoy wine/beer and hors d’oeuvres between performances. The $100 ticket price includes a generous gift to support expansion of Planetarium show offerings for public and STEM outreach related activities to school aged students within our community. 

Support the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium at the Celestial Spring Gala!

 

Prescott Community Outreach Program: Strong Families Thriving Children

AZ Town Hall Session

Wed. Mar. 25 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University The Jack R. Hunt Student Union Lower Hangar

The prosperity and long-term success of Arizona depends on the healthy development of its children, who will become our future workers, decision-makers and leaders. Family and child well-being are public health issues. Helping families and children to be happy, healthy and resilient helps the community at large. Join us as we discuss and share ideas on 2019 Strong Families Thriving Children Town Hall session recommendations for supporting families and children. Lunch is served at a cost of $15 per person (complimentary to students).

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