Universities Space Research Association (USRA) announced that it has admitted Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) to its ranks of prestigious universities. The addition brings the association’s total to 116.
“We are very pleased to welcome Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as a USRA member,” Dr. Jeffrey A. Isaacson, USRA’s President and CEO, said in a statement. “Its long standing record of achievement and aerospace workforce development will strengthen our association and its impact on space research now and into the future. We look forward to Embry-Riddle’s participation in USRA’s Council of Institutions.”
The Universities Space Research Association is an independent, nonprofit research corporation whose mission is to advance space and aeronautics-related sciences exploration through innovative research, technology, and education programs.
ERAU was admitted to USRA as the largest fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace. ERAU offers more than 100 degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. level, in the areas of aviation; applied science; business; computers and technology; engineering; security, intelligence, and safety; and space.
To be admitted as a member of USRA, entities must have shown significant contributions to space or aviation research by faculty and an unwavering commitment to studies and dissertation research leading to the doctorate in one or more related fields.
As a member, Embry-Riddle will be welcomed to participate in the governance of USRA through the elected Board of Trustees.