The Kent State University College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology's Aeronautics Program will offer a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) minor starting fall 2014. The new minor will help students take advantage of the rapidly growing UAV industry.
The Aeronautics and Technology Building, opening in spring 2015, will be the new facility for Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology. The building is approximately 55,200 gross square feet and will include air traffic control training rooms in a lower level, classrooms and shop areas on the first floor, and faculty offices and classrooms on the second floor.
Kent State University faculty, staff and students will notice a new building on the Kent Campus this fall when the university welcomes the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology to the Science Mall. A midpoint construction event, themed “Science Springs Forward,” took place Wednesday, April 23, on the Science Mall in front of Henderson Hall and the construction site of the new building.
Kent State Approves Work to Begin on New Building for the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology
Last September, the Kent State University Board of Trustees approved construction of new facility for the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology, as a prioritized project within the “Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future” initiative. Since that time the programming, schematic and development design was completed and the final design and budget were prepared.
Kent State University aeronautics student Ryan Weber, from Chardon, Ohio, won the top spot in the power-on landing competition at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’ s Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON 2013) in Columbus, Ohio, on May 11. SAFECON is a national competition that brings together more than 300 students from 30 colleges and universities from across the country to vie to be the national champions for both team and pilot honors. The competition develops and advances aviation education through a strong emphasis on aviation safety.
Robert Sines has been named interim dean of Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology, effective immediately through June 30, 2015.
“Robert is an excellent choice for this key leadership position,” said Kent State Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Todd Diacon. “He has faithfully served Kent State with a track record of success going back more than a quarter century, and his experience and guidance will be invaluable to the college and to the university as a whole.”