Programs at ERAU

The primary program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is the undergraduate research intership program. This is a competitive program in which the student works with a faculty mentor on an individual or team research project. Applications are generally accepted and reviewed in April for the summer and academic year.

Other programs at ERAU include the ASCEND program and the SWEsat projects. The ASCEND program is a statewide space grant program to build payloads and launch them on high-altitude balloons through the Arizona Near Space Research (ANSR) group. The main activity of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) with space grant is to provide the leadership in developing a space debris sensor payload to be launched into low-Earth orbit (LEO).

A new program for the 2008-2009 academic year will be to develop a "cansat" to be launched in June of 2009. Please see the current cansat webpage at:

Embry-Riddle students interested in these program should apply. You may find the application at the link for 08-09 Applications. For examples of previous examples of research projects, or information on current projects please follow the link to Current and Prior Projects.

For more information on any of these programs, please contact:

Dr. Ron Madler
Associate Director, ERAU/Arizona/NASA Space Grant
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Rd.
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 777-3896