Some Things are Better Together: Aeronautics and Engineering
What started as isolated programs in manual training, industrial arts, technology and aviation is now integrated under one roof [as one enterprise]: the College of Aeronautics and Engineering. Dating back to World War I when aviation was in its infancy, what we know as engineering technology was manual training and disconnected from aviation and flight training programs. Tracing the historical timeline of aeronautics and engineering at Kent State by utilizing the Daily Kent Stater digital archive, the curricular integration of the two disciplines was inevitable.
“By fusing right and left brain thinking, the College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) is reconfiguring the status quo and inventing a culture of opportunity. Our students are pioneers with sky-eye views,” said Alyssa Robinson, director of strategic communications and external engagement. “Our college history may include many variations, but I think that speaks to the power of our programs. We were constantly iterating and adapting to produce career-ready agents of change. We were developing.”
We are looking forward to celebrating our history and the steps between now and then with you during the 2021 Homecoming Weekend, Oct 1 - 3!