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We will know that you have registered for the conference by selecting the sessions you want to attend. (Room capacity for certain sessions are limited.)

WELCOME! WE are very excited that you will be attending the ERAU SMART@ER Educator’s Conference scheduled for December 6-7.

SCHED is our official conference app that will provide up to date information pertaining to our conference. It is highly recommended that you utilize this app before, during and after the conference. Make sure to check back often as session times and topics are updated frequently.

We strongly encourage you to sign up for this app and update your profile, as this is a terrific way for you to stay in contact and network with others associated with our department. So please take a moment and adjust your profile. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you are having difficulties with using SCHED.

Make to sure to register for your hotel.

Hotel Accommodations:
Gaetz Aerospace Institute will pre-pay for hotel accommodations for attendees that live more than 50 miles from the campus. Hotel accommodations will be covered for the nights of Sunday, December 5, and Monday, December 6, 2021. Please indicate your hotel reservation preference using the link provided below when you RSVP for this event. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided on Monday 12/6 and Tuesday12/7.
All other travel expenses and incidentals are the responsibility of the attendee.

Note: there is a limited number of rooms, so reserve asap using the link provided below. 
Last Day to Book: November 15, 2021

Book your group rate for Embry-Riddle Smarter Conference

Note: If all prepaid rooms are booked and depending on hotel availability, you still may reserve a room with either of the hotels listed above at the reduced conference rate. You will be reimbursed for accommodations by submitting a 676-travel form with a receipt to veneziam@erau.edu

On Monday evening, December 6, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, there will be a reception at the Mori Hossini Student Center Banquet Hall and you and a guest are invited to attend.
Cocktails and heavy appetizers will be served during the reception.

Make sure to bring your laptop and charger to this event. If applicable, have your ERNIE username and password with you. If you do not know your ERNIE username and/or password, contact the Embry-Riddle IT department at 386-226-6990 or by email at itsupport@erau.edu. Once on campus - WIFI access - EagleNet. You do not need a password.

Get directions to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Our conference is located in the Mori Hosseini Student Center, Building 610, first floor for check-in, orientation and welcome.

Embry-Riddle Campus Map. The hotels offer shuttle service and we strongly suggest that you use this resource as parking is an issue on campus. However, if you must drive, suggested parking (Citation East) is located south of the new student center, building 610 and College of Arts and Sciences, building 415. Also, north of Willie Miller Instructional Center, Building 331, (Armstrong and Falcon lots). Parking Map



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Monday, December 6
 

8:00am EST

Registration & Check in
Monday December 6, 2021 8:00am - 8:45am EST
SU; Room E

8:15am EST

Meet and Greet
Continental breakfast will be provided.


Monday December 6, 2021 8:15am - 8:45am EST
SU; Room E

8:45am EST

Welcome
Please join us for a welcome with Dr. Barry Butler.

Presenter
avatar for Dr. Barry Butler

Dr. Barry Butler

President of ERAU, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Monday December 6, 2021 8:45am - 9:00am EST
Student Union; Room E

9:00am EST

Keynote Speaker
Please join us in welcoming our guest keynote speaker, CDR Leiby as she discusses the future needs of the military and civilian aviation market.

Presenter
avatar for CDR Danielle L. Leiby

CDR Danielle L. Leiby

HSM-48 Commanding Officer


Monday December 6, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am EST
SU; Room E

9:45am EST

Break
Monday December 6, 2021 9:45am - 10:00am EST
Student Union; Room E

10:00am EST

Utilizing Gleim Flight Simulators in the Classroom
How to effectively incorporate Gleim Simulators in the classroom and turn them into powerful teaching tools. Room Capacity - 25 people

Presenter
avatar for GLEIM

GLEIM

GLEIM


Monday December 6, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EST
SU; Room B

10:00am EST

Aerospace Career Academy Program Overview
An overview of the history of our dual enrollment and SMART@ER Outreach program. Our Space, Manufacturing, Aviation, Robotics, Technology programs at Embry-Riddle go above and beyond dual enrollment. Learn about all the opportunities available to students including Seaperch, our underwater robotics program; Drone Olympics, Swarm, Racing and Drone tank as well as our SMART@ER Girls Change the World mentoring program. In addition, learn about industry certification tied to our courses and our connections with industry as our students participate with Florida Aviation Businesses throughout the year. 

Presenter
avatar for Dr. Colleen Conklin

Dr. Colleen Conklin

Gaetz Aerospace Institute Executive Director, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Dr. Colleen Conklin is an Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science as well as the Executive Director of the Gaetz Aerospace Institute at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. As Executive Director of the Institute, Dr. Conklin is responsible for the overall management and administration... Read More →
avatar for Kate Barnette

Kate Barnette

GAI Director of Education, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Monday December 6, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Student Union; Room E

10:00am EST

Building Industry Partnerships (FABA Month)
Gustavo Junco and Andrew Nicholson share Best Practices and creative ideas to engage our students in fantastic opportunites! 
e Florida Aviation Business Association (FABA) and the Gaetz Aerospace Institute/ERAU joined forces to provided high school students with an opportunity to explore careers available within the aviation/aerospace industry. All schools were asked to work with their local aviation/aerospace companies. Our hope is that this statewide event brings attention to the vast range of dynamic careers within the aviation/aerospace industry and highlight Florida’s position as a national leader in this space. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for Kelly Barrera

Kelly Barrera

Regional Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Within her current position, Kelly is able to combine her love of aviation and education.Kelly has over 30 years of experience in aviation, education, safety, and business including work experience with two major airlines, a Fixed Based Operator (FBO), a flight school, instructing... Read More →



Monday December 6, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EST
SU; Room C

10:00am EST

ERAU Admissions Process, Scholarship and Awards Opportunites
Admissions provides insightful information about the process of accepting and admitting students to ERAU as well as opportunities for students to apply for scholarships and awards. Room Capacity - 15

Presenter
avatar for Sarah Bunch

Sarah Bunch

Assistant Director of Admissions, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University



Monday December 6, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EST
COA; Room 305

10:00am EST

The Basics: Review of ERNIE/Canvas/Records & Registration:
The Basics: Review of ERNIE/Canvas/Records & Registration: New to ERAU-GAI or need a refresher? This training session is for you and provides a basic overview of ERNIE, Canvas and ERAU's email platforms. Bring an electronic device and know your ERNIE login for best results. This session will also review the records and registration process and so much more! Bring your questions and Terry and Janene will answer. Room Capacity - 25

ERAU Admin
avatar for Janene Neal

Janene Neal

Instructional Designer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Janene Neal has been in the education world for 20 years, beginning in the primary level and eventually moving to the postsecondary level at ERAU.Janene currently works for the concurrent enrollment program at ERAU as the Instructional Designer. Don't hesitate to reach out if you... Read More →



Monday December 6, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EST
SU; Room A

10:00am EST

Learn to Use Poll Everywhere
Poll Everywhere is a tool that both faculty and students get excited about using in the classroom. It provides you immediate feedback of your students' knowledge by allowing you to challenge them with questions embedded in presentations or web pages that update in real time. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for Tracy Parodi

Tracy Parodi

Instructional Technologist, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University



Monday December 6, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EST
SU; Room D

11:00am EST

Aviation Industry Overview - Future Workforce Needs
AMS and Flight


Presenter
avatar for David Moorefield

David Moorefield

Gaetz Aerospace Institute Director of Flight Operations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Monday December 6, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EST
Student Union; Room E

12:00pm EST

Lunch
Monday December 6, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EST
Student Union; Room E

1:00pm EST

Aviation Tech Design (Fusion 360) SMART@ER Course
In this session we will introduce instructors to the new SMART@ER course Aviation Tech Design - Fusion 360. We will present the course content, which includes engineering, CAD, and aerospace topics. Discuss industry involvement and support from United, Airbus, Embraer and Lakeland Linder Airport throughout the development of this course including the design of module projects based on industry needs. Provide instructors with information regarding course materials, suggested course curriculum, technology needs and lesson plans. Discuss course alignment to CTE programs and industry certification opportunities for students. We will discuss student recruitment, engagement and retention and what the future of this program entails. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for Michele Burke

Michele Burke

Instructor, Dixie County Schools



Monday December 6, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
SU; Room A

1:00pm EST

Embry-Riddle at War: Avaition Training During WWII
This presentation includes the rebirth of E-R in Miami and the many different ways that E-R provided pilot training and other training that got people into war work.  Room Capacity - 8

Presenter
avatar for Dr. Stephen Craft

Dr. Stephen Craft

Professor of Security Studies, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Stephen Craft was born and raised in Covington, Virginia. During high school, he became interested in photography, and worked for three years as a photographer for the school yearbook and as a stringer for a local newspaper. After graduation, he worked for over a year with the Covington... Read More →



Monday December 6, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
SU; Room 301

1:00pm EST

How You Can Use ERAU's Hunt Library in Your Classroom
ERAU's Hunt Library offers over 100 electronic databases for faculty and students. Learn how to access and utilize these online resources to share with ERAU students. Bring an electronic device and know your Ernie login for best results. Room Capacity - 33

Presenter
avatar for Clara Volker

Clara Volker

volkerc@erau.edu, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Clara Volker is a Research Librarian at the Hunt Library. She earned her MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She received a BA in History from Knox College.



Monday December 6, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
SU; 4th Floor; Room 428

1:00pm EST

ERAU Admissions Process, Scholarship and Awards Opportunites
Admissions provides insightful information about the process of accepting and admitting students to ERAU as well as opportunities for students to apply for scholarships and awards. Room Capacity - 15

Presenter
avatar for Sarah Bunch

Sarah Bunch

Assistant Director of Admissions, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University



Monday December 6, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
COA; Room 305

1:00pm EST

Understanding your ERAU Agreement
Understand the scope of services, party responsibilities, invoicing and payment procedures as well as operational details and recommended timelines. 

Presenter
avatar for Dr. Colleen Conklin

Dr. Colleen Conklin

Gaetz Aerospace Institute Executive Director, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Dr. Colleen Conklin is an Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science as well as the Executive Director of the Gaetz Aerospace Institute at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. As Executive Director of the Institute, Dr. Conklin is responsible for the overall management and administration... Read More →


Monday December 6, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Student Union; Room E

1:00pm EST

Reflections and Student Learning
Reflective practices are a part of a life-long learning process that includes self-awareness and critical evaluation of practices to gain new insights. Based on research from Brookfield (2017), Finlay (2008), Dewey (1933) and others, Dr. Teha Cooks will introduce several ways to implement reflective practices to improve teaching and student learning. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for Dr. Teha Cook

Dr. Teha Cook

Post-Doctoral STEM Associate, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University



Monday December 6, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
SU; Room B

1:00pm EST

Canvas: Overview and Modules
The Canvas Learning Management System is a powerful platform for communicating with your students, delivering course materials and activities. Upon completion of this workshop, you should be able to comfortably navigate around the Canvas platform. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for Dr. Kim Chambers

Dr. Kim Chambers

Associate Director of CTLE, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Dr. Chambers is the Associate Director in CTLE working most specifically with faculty and other instructors in the College of Aviation. He earned a B.A. from the University of Florida emphasizing Psychology, an M.Ed. and Ed.S. from the University of Florida emphasizing Higher Education... Read More →


Monday December 6, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
SU; Room C

1:00pm EST

Poll Everywhere
Poll Everywhere is a tool that both faculty and students get excited about using in the classroom. It provides you immediate feedback of your students' knowledge by allowing you to challenge them with questions embedded in presentations or web pages that update in real time. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for Tracy Parodi

Tracy Parodi

Instructional Technologist, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University



Monday December 6, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
SU; Room D

2:00pm EST

For those that teach JROTC or just want to know more about the program!
Traditional JROTC programs has deterred higher performing students from actively pursuing military education. This session explores overcoming objections to JROTC affiliation, changing dated recruiting dynamics, and creating an educational environment conducive to the growth and success of JROTC programs. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for David Haynes

David Haynes

Instructor, Orange County Schools



Monday December 6, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
SU; Room A

2:00pm EST

UAS Program Update: Expectations, Standards, Questions, and Dad Jokes!
Learn about best practices for building a successful drone program. Hear about UAS updates, SOP's Pix4D and future drone buys. Opportunity to ask any questions you may have around our drone program. 

Presenter
avatar for Charles Ellis

Charles Ellis

Program Coordinator for UAS & Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University/ GAI
avatar for David Moorefield

David Moorefield

Gaetz Aerospace Institute Director of Flight Operations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Monday December 6, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
SU; Room E

2:00pm EST

Program Pathways to Targeted Occupations from Middle to High School and Beyond!
Come learn about how your labor market analysis aligns with ERAU's SMART@ER and dual enrollment program. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for Kate Barnette

Kate Barnette

GAI Director of Education, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Monday December 6, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
SU; Room D

2:00pm EST

The Basics: Review of ERNIE/Canvas/Records & Registration:
The Basics: Review of ERNIE/Canvas/Records & Registration: New to ERAU-GAI or need a refresher? This training session is for you and provides a basic overview of ERNIE, Canvas and ERAU's email platforms. Bring an electronic device and know your ERNIE login for best results. This session will also review the records and registration process and so much more! Bring your questions and Terry and Janene will answer. Room Capacity - 25

ERAU Admin
avatar for Janene Neal

Janene Neal

Instructional Designer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Janene Neal has been in the education world for 20 years, beginning in the primary level and eventually moving to the postsecondary level at ERAU.Janene currently works for the concurrent enrollment program at ERAU as the Instructional Designer. Don't hesitate to reach out if you... Read More →



Monday December 6, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
SU; Room B

2:00pm EST

Canvas: How to Create Assignments and Gradebook
The Canvas Learning Management System is a powerful platform for communicating with your students, delivering course materials, activities, and grading. Upon completion of this workshop, you should be able to comfortably create an assignment and/or quizzes for your students to complete and submit in Canvas and linking those assessments to your gradebook. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for Dr. Kim Chambers

Dr. Kim Chambers

Associate Director of CTLE, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Dr. Chambers is the Associate Director in CTLE working most specifically with faculty and other instructors in the College of Aviation. He earned a B.A. from the University of Florida emphasizing Psychology, an M.Ed. and Ed.S. from the University of Florida emphasizing Higher Education... Read More →



Monday December 6, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
SU; Room C

3:00pm EST

Classroom Management Procedures- Pre-Flight and Post-Flight Brief
This briefing is designed for instructors. Participants will learn how to apply an industry standard operating procedure as a classroom management tool. The key take-away from the presentation will be how the checklist is incorporated as a tool, a copy of the checklist template, and success stories of how the checklist has been successfully implemented in my class. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for Andrew Nebl

Andrew Nebl

Instructor, Atlantic County Institute of Technology



Monday December 6, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
SU; Room B

3:00pm EST

Flying Clubs
How to develop and or connect to flying clubs for high school students. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for Jamie Beckett

Jamie Beckett

Foundation Ambassador, AOPA


Monday December 6, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
SU; Room D

3:00pm EST

Building Industry Partnerships (FABA Month)
Gustavo Junco and Andrew Nicholson share Best Practices and creative ideas to engage our students in fantastic opportunites! 

The Florida Aviation Business Association (FABA) and the Gaetz Aerospace Institute/ERAU joined forces to provided high school students with an opportunity to explore careers available within the aviation/aerospace industry. All schools were asked to work with their local aviation/aerospace companies. Our hope is that this statewide event brings attention to the vast range of dynamic careers within the aviation/aerospace industry and highlight Florida’s position as a national leader in this space. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for Kelly Barrera

Kelly Barrera

Regional Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Within her current position, Kelly is able to combine her love of aviation and education.Kelly has over 30 years of experience in aviation, education, safety, and business including work experience with two major airlines, a Fixed Based Operator (FBO), a flight school, instructing... Read More →



Monday December 6, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
SU; Room A

3:00pm EST

Homeland Security and the Drone Industry
This session includes the following:
  • Definitions of "homeland security" and of "drone"
  • The history of drone use
  • Uses of drones in the civilian and military field
  • Vulnerabilities/Weaknesses of drones
  • Counter-drone initiatives
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and drones
  • The future of drones

Presenter
avatar for Dr. Daniel Cutrer

Dr. Daniel Cutrer

Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Homeland Security, Embry-Riddle Aeronatucial University



Monday December 6, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
SU; Room E

3:00pm EST

Canvas: How to Create Assignments and Gradebook
The Canvas Learning Management System is a powerful platform for communicating with your students, delivering course materials, activities, and grading. Upon completion of this workshop, you should be able to comfortably create an assignment and/or quizzes for your students to complete and submit in Canvas and linking those assessments to your gradebook. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for Dr. Kim Chambers

Dr. Kim Chambers

Associate Director of CTLE, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Dr. Chambers is the Associate Director in CTLE working most specifically with faculty and other instructors in the College of Aviation. He earned a B.A. from the University of Florida emphasizing Psychology, an M.Ed. and Ed.S. from the University of Florida emphasizing Higher Education... Read More →



Monday December 6, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
SU; Room C

4:00pm EST

Faculty, School Administration and Guidance Meet Your Regional Manager - 15 point brief and Q and A

SU - Room E Kelly Barerra - Duval County
SU - Room E - Buck Burney - Clay, Dixie, Flagler, Hernando, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns
SU - Room A - Jeoffrey Bispham - Brevard, Indian River, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia
SU - Room B - Jon Westberry - Hillsborough, Lake, Orange, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota
SU - Room C - Gustavo Junco - Broward, Collier, Dade, Highlands, Lee, Palm Beach
SU - Room D - Brittany Brown - Bay, Escambia, Holmes, Leon, Okaloosa, Wakulla, Walton
SU - Room 301 - Richard Lanning - St. Lucie
SU - Room 311 - David Moorefield - Cook, Eggharbor, Emmanuel Christian Academy, James F Byrnes

Presenter
avatar for Brittany Brown

Brittany Brown

Regional Manager and PAEC Consultant, Embry Riddle & Panhandle Area Education Consortium
avatar for David Moorefield

David Moorefield

Gaetz Aerospace Institute Director of Flight Operations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
avatar for Kelly Barrera

Kelly Barrera

Regional Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Within her current position, Kelly is able to combine her love of aviation and education.Kelly has over 30 years of experience in aviation, education, safety, and business including work experience with two major airlines, a Fixed Based Operator (FBO), a flight school, instructing... Read More →
avatar for Buck Burney

Buck Burney

Regional Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
avatar for Dr. Jeoffrey Bispham

Dr. Jeoffrey Bispham

Regional Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
avatar for Gustavo Junco

Gustavo Junco

Regional Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
avatar for Jon Westberry

Jon Westberry

Assistant Professor, Regional Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Jonathan Westberry is a faculty member at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) - Daytona Beach and Worldwide campus’ where he serves as Assistant Professor / Regional Manager for the Gaetz Aerospace Institute’s (GAI) Aviation Career Academy (ACA) - DB campus, and Adjunct... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Richard Lanning

Dr. Richard Lanning

Regional Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Retired Navy nuclear submarine officer. FAA ATP, FAA flight instructor - Single/Multiengine, Glider, Hot Air Balloon, Seaplane, Tail Dragger, Instrument, GyroplaneMagazine contributor.Airplane owner. Live on an airport.



Monday December 6, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
SU; Room E

5:00pm EST

Reception and Awards Banquet
Please join us for a celebration of YOU!

The AVIATION TEACHER OF THE YEAR will be announced as well as additional awards and recognitions.

Heavy appetizers and cocktails will be served.

Monday December 6, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
SU; Room E
 
Tuesday, December 7
 

8:00am EST

Breakfast and Welcome
Join us for breakfast on day two.

Tuesday December 7, 2021 8:00am - 8:30am EST
Student Union; Room E

8:30am EST

UAS Drone Industry and Careers
UAS Workforce Summary and Needs

Presenter
avatar for USI

USI

Unmanned Safety Institute


Tuesday December 7, 2021 8:30am - 9:00am EST
Student Union; Room E

9:00am EST

Building Community Support for a Youth Aviation Education Program
School districts in rural communities often find it challenging to develop support and resources for a program “outside the box”. This presentation highlights a checklist of essential steps to develop a youth aviation program in partnership with a school district and the community. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for John Rousch

John Rousch

Instructor, Highlands Aviation Academy


Tuesday December 7, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EST
SU; Room C

9:00am EST

Utilizing Redbird Flight Simulators in the Classroom
How to effectively incorporate Redbird Simulators in the classroom and turn them into powerful teaching tools. Room Capacity - 25

Tuesday December 7, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EST
SU; Room B

9:00am EST

Panel: Sharing best practices on how Guidance and School Administration can help GROW an outstanding aviation program!
A discussion moderated by Dr. Conklin with some of our most successful professors highlighting their programs. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for Kate Barnette

Kate Barnette

GAI Director of Education, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
avatar for Dr. Colleen Conklin

Dr. Colleen Conklin

Gaetz Aerospace Institute Executive Director, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Dr. Colleen Conklin is an Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science as well as the Executive Director of the Gaetz Aerospace Institute at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. As Executive Director of the Institute, Dr. Conklin is responsible for the overall management and administration... Read More →


Tuesday December 7, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EST
SU; Room A

9:00am EST

UAS Flight Cards, Banding and Drone Olympics
Come learn about the rules, procedures and grading for Drone Olympic participants. You will also learn about our new incentive program developed to introduce the various levels of expertise and careers within the UAS industry. 

Presenter
avatar for Charles Ellis

Charles Ellis

Program Coordinator for UAS & Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University/ GAI
avatar for David Moorefield

David Moorefield

Gaetz Aerospace Institute Director of Flight Operations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University



Tuesday December 7, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am EST
SU; Room E

10:00am EST

Building Community Support for a Youth Aviation Education Program
School districts in rural communities often find it challenging to develop support and resources for a program “outside the box”. This presentation highlights a checklist of essential steps to develop a youth aviation program in partnership with a school district and the community. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for John Rousch

John Rousch

Instructor, Highlands Aviation Academy


Tuesday December 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EST
SU; Room C

10:00am EST

SMART@ER Manufacturing (Fusion 360) Check-in
The CAD Course is a one-yearlong, classroom taught, computer course that has 3 main goals: 1. Teach students Computer-Assisted Design in an applied aerospace problem solving environment 2. Expose students to real areas within aviation/aerospace to allow them to better understand the industry and potential areas of study and employment 3. Reinforce STEM learning and give them a sense of real-world usage cases in STEM skills. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for Sam Harris

Sam Harris

ERAU Instructor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Sam is an Assistant Professor in the College of Aviation and the past Director of the Aerospace Career Academy at the Gaetz Aerospace Institute.


Tuesday December 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EST
SU; Room B

10:00am EST

SMART@ER Middle School Course Check-in
This course is designed to expose and inspire middle school students to various opportunities in aerospace and technology themed careers. The course visits topics in cybersecurity, general aviation, unmanned aircraft systems, rocketry, and engineering. Students will design, build, reiterate, and present on projects such as the drone delivery parachute egg drop challenge, NASA’s shoe box glider challenge, and the FAA’s Minecraft airport design challenge. Along with several hands-on projects, students will also hear directly from industry professionals from United and JetBlue to learn about different career paths. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for Gustavo Junco

Gustavo Junco

Regional Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Tuesday December 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EST
SU; Room A

10:00am EST

Open Discussion with Program Leadership
Take advantage of this session if you still have any questions regarding our programs and offerings. Room Capacity - 25

Presenter
avatar for Dr. Colleen Conklin

Dr. Colleen Conklin

Gaetz Aerospace Institute Executive Director, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Dr. Colleen Conklin is an Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science as well as the Executive Director of the Gaetz Aerospace Institute at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. As Executive Director of the Institute, Dr. Conklin is responsible for the overall management and administration... Read More →
avatar for Kate Barnette

Kate Barnette

GAI Director of Education, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Tuesday December 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EST
SU; Room D

11:00am EST

Hands On Drone Demo and Tag Team Relay Race
Meet in SU - Room E to be placed into groups for the hands on demo and tag team relay race.

Presenter

Tuesday December 7, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
SU; Room A
 
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