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The campus offers a variety of entertainment options for students to utilize in their free time these are all coordinated by our Board of Campus Activities. The board hosts barbeques, Easter Egg hunts, movie nights, pool days, and so much more!!!

My personal favorite is the movies website that is available for Prescott students to check out on the weekends and such :) It is really cool to have a source of all the popular movies that we as students, want to see, right there for us to watch!! The service is free to Prescott students and almost all of our students watch their favorite new releases on the site.

So the question is for you, the prospective student, do you want to attend a University that not only has outstanding academics but, also a good community life. If the answer is yes, then Embry Riddle is the place for you!! We would love to welcome you to our school/home, please come check out Embry Riddle today and see why we love it here!!

The Pool is Now Open

 

Come on down to our awesome salt water pool and have some fun!! That’s right folks, the pool is once again open for the season!!! It’s a great place to work on that tan, swim some laps, have a BBQ, or just avoid homework in general ;)

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The pool will be open until October and daily hours are as follows:

11am to 7pm

We hope to see you there!!!!

Pugil Sticks!!

 

Its a beautiful Sunday here in Prescott AZ, and the best way to spend it is in a epic pugil stick battle!!!! At least that’s what AFROTC cadets in FTP think is fun :)For those of you have have never heard of or seen a pugil stick b5010-2efore this is what they look like…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this is what we do with them…..

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Although it may look odd it is actually really fun, my advice is to use gloves while dueling or your knuckles will get pretty scraped up. Also protect your nose, that advice comes from experience haha.

We hope to see you here soon at Embry Riddle Prescott, and next year maybe you can partake in a pugil stick battle as well!! Well, however you choose to spend your time on this fantastic Sunday I hope you have a lot of fun, I know I sure did :)

Spring is Finally Here!!

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For those of you who have gotten a chance to put down the homework and take a walk outside you might have noticed how beautiful it is outside here in Prescott AZ. Spring has finally arrived as is evident by the greenery, flowers, and chirping birds. Spring is my favorite time of year and I have not seen a more amazing season than since I have been here at Embry Riddle. Living in the local area while going to school here is awesome because the whole town comes alive in Spring again.

The fairs start coming back into the square downtown, there are more opportunities to go hiking, biking, kayaking, and so much more!!! There is so much to do here in spring, and I highly encourage our prospective students to come on out here and tour the campus. In addition to that tour though, take some time to get to know the area. The area in which you choose to live while going to college is extremely important and not many students realize it until it is too late.

For example, when I moved here I knew Prescott would be wonderful because I had grown up in an area that is quite similar to Prescott. My transition into college life was not as hard because of this fact. So when you tour here, go see the sights, ask the locals about what they like to do in the area. Doing so will help you get a feel for the community as well as for the college. Well, with that said, I hope to see you here soon :) Enjoy the Spring season!!

Midterms Round 3

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This week it is 3 for 3 with midterms. Almost all the engineers have exams Monday, Wednesday, and Friday but, the one comfort is that it will soon be all over. With this set of midterms behind us we will only have finals to take and the semester will be over!! For those of you who are still in disbelief about the rate at which the semester has disappeared its time to shape up and pulling some good grades before finals hit us hard.

So if you need to get some advice on how to prepare to midterms and finals check out some of my previous blogs :) Good Luck everyone!!

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Midterms Round 1

Finals

Dynamics Modeling

 

As a part of one of my courses I have to model a system using dynamics. For those of you who do not know, dynamics is a core class in the Aerospace engineering major that basically allows you to predict the motion of objects under certain conditions. There are many methods that can be used to predict motion such as sum of forces, work energy, rigid body, and sum of forces/moments.

In my project I am predicting the motion of a spring pendulum system using all of the methods listed above. In addition to those methods, I am also using the CATIA design software to create the mass that oscillates on the end of the spring. (check out the picture below to see an actual springĀ  pendulum)

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So far, it has been going very well, I have most of the methods done but, I still need to identify the k (spring constant) of the spring I am using in order to obtain a more accurate mathematical model. Have any of you modeled something dynamically before? If so, we engineers at Embry Riddle would love to hear about it!! Please comment below, and I will be sure to keep you updated on my progress!!

Embry Riddle Prescott Sports

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As you know, we have our very own softball team going through their first season here in Prescott, but I have received a lot of questions in regards to the other teams that we have here at Embry Riddle Prescott. Well, to answer that question we have volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, wrestling, men’s golf, women’s golf and of course softball!

The newest team that we are expecting to have next fall is men’s basketball!! We are very excited to be adding this sport to our program and we all have our fingers crossed as to how well the season will go. If you are a potential freshman who is interested in joining our basketball team please let us know! We would be more than happy to welcome you in our first season. Wouldn’t it be cool to say that you were on the team the first season that it has been established? I sure think so, so please click here for more information about our sports teams :)

We hope to see you on campus soon!!!

Embry Riddle Prescott Softball

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Have you heard about our new women’s softball team? We are very proud to say that our softball team is doing very well for their first season, and we look forward to the seasons that will follow! If you happen to be on campus today you might get to see the second game of our three game set that is happening on the lower softball field right now!!!

If you are a softball player who is interested in playing for us here at Embry Riddle Prescott then please visit this link for more information on how you can be a player on our team!! We would love to hear from you and hopefully see you playing on the team next semester!!

Time Management

 

Hey there everyone, today I just want to talk a little bit about time management, this is a topic that can be a little touchy because, I’m sure we all know that we can be managing our time a little better than we actually do. So I would like to share with you some classic tips and tricks that will help you stay on track and also a few common weaknesses.

Here are those tips and tricks!!

StudySkillsGIrlwithBorder1. Set a study schedule with a certain amount of time dedicated for every activity, class, and homework that you need to get done

2. If you really need it, set a timer.

3. Take small study breaks

4. Drink water not coffee and limit your snacking. This will help keep you awake longer.

 

5. Set study goals that have rewards for accomplishing them

Common Weaknesses :/

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2. Frequent and long breaks

3. Texting while trying to study or do homework….VERY DISTRACTING

4. Facebooking while researching online

5. Procrastinating

6. Using a solutions manual…not helpful in the end as you get the right answer without learning anything!

Hopefully, you are now a little bit more aware of some good study habits as well as some poor ones that can be avoided or changed. Studying well does take some degree of discipline and training but, you can do it!!! Set down with that work and get going, it will be done in no time at all :) Have a great week everyone!

Becoming a Student Instructor

This February, I completed my CFI and CFII (Certified Flight Instructor, and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument) training through Embry-Riddle’s Fast Track program. This is a program that students apply and interview for, and if accepted, complete their CFII training in an accelerated course with the guarantee of an interview to become an instructor for Riddle upon the completion of the program. Upon the completion of my training, I interviewed with the school, and was officially hired on as an instructor for Embry-Riddle Prescott! I can officially say that I am now being payed to fly as my first real job as a pilot, and extremely thrilled to be a part of the ERAU Flight Department. Since I am still a student, I now have the fine task of balancing 14 credits, flight team, and four students into my daily schedule. As a student instructor, we are limited to working part time, and work the night shift, (since we take classes during the day). I have finally adjusted to the long days of classes starting at 10am, and not finishing my day until around midnight. As long as my days may be, they are extremely rewarding, and I couldn’t be happier with where I stand in my career now.

My epaulettes, wings, and name tag that I received the day I finished my training and officially was hired by the school.

My epaulettes, wings, and name tag that I received the day I finished my training and officially was hired by the school.