College of Aeronautics and Engineering Camps 2020/2021

College of Aeronautics and Engineering Camps 2020/2021

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.

In the Girls Geared for Engineering (GGFE) camp, middle-school campers experience aerospace engineering and mechatronics, the integration of mechanical, electrical, computer and systems engineering. This week-long day camp has been rescheduled to take place July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020 virtually. Check back for details.

Girls work together and independently in fun and challenging engineering projects and activities, such as flying mini-drones and launching a rocket. Campers explore career opportunities during site visits to local, well-known engineering companies.

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Aeronautics Careers Education (A.C.E.) Academy has been cancelled for 2020 and has been rescheduled to take place June 14-18, 2021 at the Kent Campus and is designed to allow high school students to experience facilities rarely open to the public. In a partnership with the Six District Educational Compact, this annual week-long program for 25 students entering grades 10-12 exposes students to a wide variety of career opportunities in the fields of aeronautics and aerospace engineering, including air traffic control (ATC), professional pilot, aviation management and aeronautical engineering.

A mandatory meeting for this camp will take place at the Aeronautics and Engineering Building at Kent State University. Students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) must attend to learn about the final details and sign important forms.

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A third camp offered by the CAE is the Nikki Kukwa Aeronautics Memorial Camp. This camp has been cancelled for 2020 and has been rescheduled for 2021. In this camp, 15 female, high school students will receive a free, three-day camp experience, July 15-17, 2021, through the Nikki Kukwa Memorial Aviation Fund and Kent State University’s CAE. Students will explore careers in aviation while staying in dorms on Kent State University’s Kent Campus. The camp includes a tour of the Cleveland Hopkins International 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.

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For more information, contact Liz Porter, special events coordinator eporte11@kent.edu.

POSTED: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 6:21am
UPDATED: Friday, April 3, 2020 - 9:25am