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ORAU welcomes Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as consortium member

Oct. 19, 2011

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) recently welcomed Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as a member of its consortium of major Ph.D.-granting universities.

“We are excited to add Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to our consortium and look forward to creating additional opportunities for their students and faculty members,” said ORAU President and CEO Andy Page. “Embry-Riddle’s expertise in aviation and aerospace will also create new opportunities for collaborative research within the consortium.”

Embry-Riddle’s ORAU representative is the university’s senior executive vice president of academics and research, Dr. Christina Frederick-Recascino.

ORAU has 99 members in 27 states ranging from Idaho and Pennsylvania to California, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and London, England. Its members award more than 37 percent of the nation’s Ph.D.s in science and engineering and make up 37 of the top 100 research and development universities. ORAU was formed 65 years ago under the auspices of the Oak Ridge Institute for Nuclear Studies and originally consisted of 14 southern schools.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 40 baccalaureate, master’s, and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities, and government agencies. For more information, visit

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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