Welcome to the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology Newsletter for First Quarter 2017.

photo Dean Robert Sines, Jr. headshotHello alumni and friends,

It has been awhile since I last addressed our alumni, friends and stakeholders digitally. As of this month, we will send out a monthly newsletter to inform, involve and invite you in what we do at the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology. Our students and programs grow stronger with your support, participation and knowledge.

Throughout the year, we will discuss the talent of our students, the excellence of our faculty and staff and the achievements of our alumni. In this issue, we will discuss a new building at the Kent State University Airport, the first-ever Aeronautics Hackathon, robotics, the 50 year anniversary for flight and a golf cart run by fuel cell power.

Our alumni and sponsors help sustain the College's traditions and ideals. On October 1, our alumni and friends gathered at KSU’s homecoming game. Alumni remembered their time as students with each other and talked to current-student attendees. It was a big day for the college, as FedEx’s $1.5 million donation to an academic building near Andrew Paton Field (KSU Airport) was announced.

Additionally, we’re once again looking forward to hosting the FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competition (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) on February 3 and 4 and organizing our third aeronautics career fair on February 14, where students connect with future employers. We have a year-full of exciting events including Vision 21, CAEST’s award banquet on April 29 and the Aeronautics Fair on September 9. There’s so much to share, I hope you will read this monthly newsletter to keep up-to-date and contact us with your own news so we may stay connected.


Robert G. Sines, Jr.

logo SkyHackKent State University Aeronautics Hackathon

The Kent State University Aeronautics Hackathon is a 3-day event where college students from around the country are welcome to compete for a $10,000 grand prize.

Yes, that means those with coding skills or in an aeronautics program as well as students in journalism, math, biology or undecided. October 13-15, take the chance to collaboratively design and implement a product that solves an aeronautics industry problem. Additional prizes will be offered for specific focus areas during the event.

Are you ready to show your creativity competition?

This free Aeronautics Hackathon event will take place October 13-15 at Kent State University’s Aeronautics and Technology Building: 1400 Lefton Esplanade, Kent, Ohio 44242

Teams and individual participants are invited to participate to build mobile apps, fashion wearable products or design and organize for aviation.

To learn more about the event and to sign up for notifications, visit www.kent.edu/SkyHack.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology hackathon in partnership with Burton D. Morgan, is a chance to work on the ideas we've been thinking about for months or the idea that comes to mind while you’re at the event. Must be 18 or older to attend.

FIRST Tech Challenge at Kent State University

logo FIRST Tech ChallengeThe College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology hosted the Ohio Qualifying Tournament (Northeast OH) in February 2017 and will again in February 2018, at the Kent State Student Center Ballroom.

The FIRST Tech Challenge is for high school students who want to compete in technology using a sports model. Teams of up to 15 students are responsible for designing, building and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and in 2016-17, it will be programmed using Java and operated through smart phones and tablets. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategies and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design and other real-world accomplishments.

For more information: http://ispacescience.org/programs/first-robotics/ftc-oh/

Questions? Contact Jackie Ruller