Student Organizations

We encourage our students to get involved outside the classroom and join organizations related to their fields of interest. You don't have to be a College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) student to join!


Kent State's Student Organizations Page

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American Association of Airport Executives (KSU-AAAE) 

The Kent State Student Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (KSU-AAAE) was officially charted in January 2005 as the first student chapter of AAAE in Ohio, birthplace of aviation. Membership in KSU-AAAE is open to all Kent State University students. Members of KSU-AAAE engage in several professional development activities that include guest lectures and seminars by aviation professionals. They also participate in educational field trips to aeronautical facilities, such as airports and air traffic control towers.



American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (KSU-AIAA)

KSU-AIAA provides an environment for all STEM and flight majors to make new connections, promote academic achievement, and get involved within the college. Being an engineer is not required! If you have a passion for aviation, space, or are just interested in advancing your career we welcome you to join our organization!


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KSU Air Traffic Control Club

We are an organization made up of anyone with an interest in Air Traffic Control, regardless of major or concentration. We provide our members with opportunities to tour ATC facilities in the area, as well as hosting guest speakers who are involved in the field. We also help members who are interested in applying for the FAA ATC hiring rounds by having how-to events, and hosting ATSA preparation/study sessions to help students prepare for their test time.


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KSU Flying Club

The KSU Flying club is a student organization that allows access to university aircraft for rental purposes for students of the university as well as pilots in the community. The student organization has elected officers, by-laws, and bi-yearly club dues. Club members will adhere to all KSU Flight Training Procedures as outlined in the Flight Operations Manual. Students and community members can use the aircraft for takeoff/landing and IFR currency, as well as flight reviews, Instrument Proficiency checks. This club cannot be used to receive dual instruction towards a certificate or rating.


KSU Rocket Club

KSU High-Power Rocket Club (KSU-HPRC)

The Kent State University High-Power Rocket Club began in 2016 and is open to all students. The club is an Integrated Product Team comprised of members with varying majors, assembled with the intent to design and build high-power rockets for professional competition.


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KSU Precision Flight Team

The team is a registered student organization at Kent State and is open to all students with an interest in aviation. Membership is required and attendance at practices, meetings etc. is also required. The team is part of a national organization known as the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) which has 11 regions situated geographically around the nation. Kent State is in Region III with OU, OSU, University of Cincinnati, and Western Michigan University (WMU). Region III perennially has Kent, OSU, and WMU ranked in the top ten nationally and OU occasionally makes it as well. It is considered the toughest region in NIFA.



KSU Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (KSU-OBAP)

The Kent State University student chapter of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals is a student organization that is rooted in providing support, community, and professional development for students on their collective journeys towards becoming aviation and aerospace professionals. Membership and participation is open to and welcome to all students.


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Kent State Vex Robotics Team

We are a competitive robotics team competing in the program Vex U. We build and code two robots to compete in new games each year. We then play this game in matches against other teams at competitions. At competitions, there is judging for a team's design notebook. The judges will give out awards based on robot performance and the notebooks rating. We do this for a shot at going to the World Championship and bringing home awards facing off against the best of the best. We are also looking to participate in other robotics challenges, such as NASA and college student challenges presented by companies and organizations.


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Women in Aviation

AKA Flying Black Squirrels. It’s a great chance to meet mentors, fellow students and even future employers. A few of the things we do is mentoring in and outside of the group with events such as mock interview night, the national conference, WOW (wings of women event), giving everyone the chance to meet mentors, future employers, find internships and learn new things about aviation and tours such as airport tower tours, museum tours, airplane hangar tours. Of course we have fun nights and get together to get to know each other more and make new friends. Men are welcome to join as well. Facebook: Kent State Women in Aviation, Instagram: ksu_womeninaviation


The KSU Women in Engineering Club was founded in 2021.

Women in Engineering

The purpose of the organization shall be to encourage success among aspiring engineers in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State University. This will be achieved through a possible partnership with the Society of Women Engineers, widening networking, career, and experiential opportunities.