College of Aeronautics and Engineering Camps
The College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) has been hosting camps for more than a decade, inspiring boys and girls to explore the world of aeronautics experts and engineers.
Aviation Career Education (A.C.E.) Academy
The Six District Educational Compact partners with Kent State University's College of Aeronautics and Engineering to offer this unique, tuition-based, week-long experience.
- Fly a single engine Cessna
- Explore the inside of a commercial and corporate jet
- Explore advanced air mobility (drones)
- Get a behind-the-scenes tour of Cleveland-Hopkins Airport
- Experience KSU's state-of-the-art flight and ATC simulators
- Experience unique aspects of military flight operations
WHO: Rising 9-12 graders
COST: $275 for Compact students (Students attending Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge, and Woodridge) or $325 for non-Compact students.
REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE: by May 9, 2024
REGISTRATION LIMIT: 20 students
REQUIRED STUDENT/PARENT MEETING: May 15, 2024 at 6 pm.
LOCATION of MEETING and CAMP: Kent State University Airport, 4020 Kent Road, Stow, 44224 (off-site field trips will also take place)
INFORMATION: Call the Six District Educational Compact at 330-655-2247. Confirmation letters with more details will be mailed to parents.
The 2024 A.C.E. Academy will take place June 10-14.
Nikki Kukwa Aeronautics Memorial Camp
The Nikki Kukwa Memorial Aeronautics Camp was established to celebrate the life of Nikki Kukwa. An exemplary Kent State aeronautics student, Nikki was instrumental in establishing the Women in Aeronautics Club, Kent State Women In Aviation Student Chapter, the Flying Black Squirrels, and served as an inspiration to those who knew her. She passed away on Oct. 23, 2006, after receiving a leukemia diagnosis during her junior year at Kent State. This camp honors her positive influence in aeronautics, and we hope it inspires the next generation of aviators.
In this camp, 15 high school students will receive a free, three-day camp experience funded through the Nikki Kukwa Memorial Aviation Fund and The College or Aeronautics and Engineering. Students will explore careers in aviation while staying in dorms on Kent State University’s Kent Campus. The camp includes a tour of a regional airport, experience at KSU’s Air Traffic Control Lab and a flight out of the KSU Airport.
University personnel provide information regarding academic programs, financial aid and campus life.
The 2024 Nikki Kukwa Aeronautics Memorial Camp will take place July 10-12.
For more information, contact:
Liz Porter, Director - Marketing, Communications and Outreach