Safety Conference: Hosted by the College of Aeronautics and Engineering
The Safety Conference connects students and aeronautics industry experts in an all-day networking event field with lectures and Q & A Sessions
The Safety Conference connects students and aeronautics industry experts in an all-day networking event field with lectures and Q & A Sessions The Safety Conference offers students the opportunity to interact with pilots, air traffic controllers, military professionals, aerospace engineers and others professionals affiliated with Kent State University's (KSU) College of Aeronautics and Engineering. Students from KSU and other universities learn about aeronautics and engineering job safety from industry professionals recanting their real-life experiences. The event is managed by KSU's Precision Flight Team with a special interest in collaborating with national student chapter organizations including Women in Aviation and OBAP. This is a great opportunity for networking and is free to attend.
Climbing Higher by Digging Deeper
5:00pm to 6:00pm in the KIVA Auditorium
Steve Swauger is a career pilot with more than 18,000 hours of airline and military flight time in Boeing 737, F-16, OV-10, F-4 and trainer aircraft. He served as a Boeing 737 Captain for more than 22 years and has 25 years of experience in aviation human factors as a Pilots’ Union safety chairman, accident/incident investigator and human factors analyst.
Spanning a 20-year appointment, he authored more than 200 articles under his column The Human Factor and has presented at numerous domestic and international conferences.
Currently Swauger is performing contract work as a human factors’ consultant with Southwest Airlines Flight Operations and pursuing contracting work. He remained active in safety committee work from 1996 until 2019.
He served on the Southwest Airlines Pilot Association (SWAPA)’s member of the Normal Operations Review Team which overhauled the checklists and flight deck procedures for all line operations.
Swauger is currently writing a book designed to bridge the gap between academic Human Factors and practical airline operations Human Factors.
He earned a B.A. in Human Factors from the USAF Academy and a M.A. in National Security Studies from CSU San Bernardino.
Kent State University Aeronautics and Engineering students
Women in Aviation
Organization Of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP)
Alpha Eta Rho
American Association of Airport Executives
American Institute Of Aeronautics And Astronautics (KSU-AIAA)
Air Traffic Control Student Organizations
Business Aviation Association
National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA-KSU)
Safety Conference Speakers
Jim SebastianB-737 Captain and Adjunct Professor KSU
Kyle JonesChair and Associate Professor of the Computer Science and Information Technology, Sinclair College
George Armann, B.S.Safety Conference Committee Chair
Liz PorterEvent Coordinator
Jessica Tremayne-Farkas, MAMarketing
Jim SebastianCFI / Alumnus
Mackenzie MaullerKSU Flight Team / Student