Bloebaum, Students represent Kent State’s CAE at Ohio Aerospace Day
On Wednesday, College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) Dean Christina Bloebaum, Ph.D., served as a distinguished Caucus speaker during Ohio Aerospace Day at the statehouse.
The event’s theme of “Sustained Growth through Aerospace and Aviation,” provides a platform for statewide networking with the aerospace and aviation community. Topics discussed include the impact to economic development and workforce development, which are in-line with the College’s strategic plan to invest exponentially in their aerospace and engineering programs.
“Ohio Aerospace Day displays the aerospace and aviation industry’s importance to the state of Ohio,” says Blake Stringer, Ph.D., assistant professor, CAE. “It’s gratifying to see Kent State playing a prominent role in the day’s activities. Having our dean, faculty, and students present further promotes the university’s important role in the state of educating the future change-makers in this industry.”
Eight standout graduate and undergraduate aerospace engineering, aeronautics and aeronautical systems students also represented the College at the event while learning about industry growth in their future careers.
“Participating in Aerospace day was a unique experience for me,” said Tejas Dudhade, an Engineering and Technology Management graduate student. “The conference gave me the opportunity to network with professionals from the public and private sectors. I believe it is essential as a growing professional to have the advantage of a broad network base in a multitude of fields, so I feel very appreciative of the opportunity.”
This year’s attendance is expected to have surpassed that of 2017, with more than 150 people from 23 companies, eight federal organizations, 12 universities and 24 legislators and legislative staff members.