APS Bridge Program

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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Program Contact:
Bereket Berhane
APS-BP Coordinator and Gen-Ed Coordinator

Bereket Berhane

The APS Bridge Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is part of ERAU's broader mission of striving for a greater diversity among its faculty and student body. The Physical Sciences Department at ERAU is committed to fostering an environment that is supportive of diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. More specifically, the Physical Sciences Department at ERAU is committed to improving the representation of URMs in astrophysics, atmospheric sciences, engineering physics, and space physics by building an inclusive and diverse program.

The Department of Physical Sciences at ERAU offers M.S. (MSEP) and Ph.D. (PHEP) degrees in engineering physics. The MSEP degree is a space-related branch of our ABET-accredited applied physics program that prepares students for advanced careers in space science and engineering disciplines with great emphasis on the early involvement of students in projects. Examples of student projects include NSF funded portable observatory equipped with a Fabry-Perot spectrometer to study the Moon's atmosphere-satellites, suborbital rockets and balloons to study the atmosphere, and many more.

Many more externally-funded projects currently involve PhD, MS, and undergraduate students. We are confident that APS-BP fellows will easily find a project and a mentor in the following research centers.