Nik recently completed a dual major in Computational Mathematics and Meteorology. Starting his Sophomore year, Nik served as a tutor in the Weather Lab, becoming the manager of the lab the following year. In his Junior year, he became associated with the UNVAIL undertaking research in the urban boundary layer (UBL) by analyzing data collected from unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Nik undertook a senior capstones project for Meteorology related to the climatology of solar radiation and wind speed to identify ideal regions for renewable energy, ultimately putting together a climate portfolio of companies that are utilizing these ideal regions for energy production. His computational mathematics capstone involved additional work with Dr. Adkins and Dr. Ryan Wallace of Embry-Riddle.
While at Embry-Riddle, Andrew was part of the Honors Program and majored in Engineering Physics (Systems Concentration), with minors in Applied Mathematics and Aviation Law. Mr. Caputo began working in Dr. Adkins lab in Spring of 2019 as part of preparing for his Senior Design Project. Andrew worked alongside Anthony Oreo and Victor Alterizio to develop an atmospheric sensing suite for a transition (hybrid) UAS. Following graduation from ERAU in May 2020 (he still remains active in the lab), he enrolled in a Master’s Program at the University of Central Florida specializing in Optics and Photonics and works inside the Integrated Photonics Lab. Andrew is now in law school with the goal of specializing in Aviation and Intellectual Property Law.
Peter Douglass graduated from Embry-Riddle in May 2020 with a B.S. in Engineering Physics and a concentration in Instrumentation. While at ERAU, Mr. Douglass also spent time working in the Space and Atmospheric Instrumentation Lab (SAIL) on a high altitude balloon system which sought to characterize stratospheric turbulence through in-situ measurement.
Aspen first became affiliated with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) as a concurrently enrolled student while at Fort Pierce Central High School. At that point in time, she began helping with on-farm research that investigated the integration of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the farm and crop production management workflow under Dr. Adkins. Aspen was an Honors student during her studies at ERAU and graduated with a B.S. and M.S in Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical Systems track).
Chris first became affiliated with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) as a concurrently enrolled student while at Fort Pierce Central High School. At that point in time, Chris began helping with on-farm research that investigated the integration of small unmanned aircraft systems into the farm and crop production management workflow under Dr. Adkins. Mr. Bailey graduated Cum Laude from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach in December 2020 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aviation Business Administration and a concentration in Air Transportation. Chris is an airline transport pilot (ATP) now flying the 777 for Atlas Air.
Victor Alterizio earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics, with a concentration in Space Systems Engineering, and a minor in Applied Mathematics from Embry-Riddle.
Max is an alum of Engineering Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, earning both a B.S. and M.S degree from the department.
As a Florida native, Blake found a passion for agriculture at an early age. With this passion, Mr. Neal pursued a bachelor’s in Unmanned Aircraft Systems with minors in Meteorology and GIS, hoping to combine his knowledge in these fields to pursue a career in Precision Agriculture. Maintaining this interest, Blake is presently pursuing his M.S. in UAS.