Lauren Burmester

Assistant Professor
Aeronautical Science Department
College of Aviation

Areas of Expertise

Pilot Careers

UAS Careers 

sUAS Operations

Professor Lauren Burmester was born and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania called West Wyomissing.  She learned to fly the summer before her senior year of high school at Reading Air School of Flight located at the Reading Regional Airport.  She does not come from an aviation family.  In fact, most of her family does not like to fly.  Her love of anything and everything aviation and space related started at a very early age attending air shows and watching space shuttle launches on TV.

Lauren is an Assistant Professor in the Aeronautical Science Department.  She received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degree in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University- Daytona Beach Campus.   Lauren is working on a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Capella University.  Her current research includes examining the gender gap in the aviation industry and collegiate aviation programs.  She has experience flying Cessna 152s, 172s, T-6 Texans, as well as rotor and fixed-wing UAS.   Lauren is a certified High Altitude-Hypoxia Awareness Training Instructor. She manages all of the airline/corporate/cargo pilot and UAS partnership programs at ERAU.  Lauren serves as a Board Member on the University Disciplinary Committee Honor Board as well the faculty advisor for the Dancing Eagles Club.  

  • M.S. - Master of Science in Aeronautics: Aviation Aerospace Safety, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Studies: Space Studies, Aviation Safety and Business Administration, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • High Altitude Hypoxia Awareness Training - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Building Safe Organizations - Unmanned Safety Institute
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • AS 380: Plt Career Plng Intrvw Tchnqs
  • AS 220: Unmanned Aircraft Systems

ASC 101 Aeronautical Science Success

High Altitude- Hypoxia Awareness Training Lab

Burmester, L., Metscher, D., & Smith, M.(2014) Contributing Factors to High Attrition Rates in Online Educational Programs, International Journal of Professional Aviation Training & Testing Research, Vol 6, Issue 1, 1-17