College of Aeronautics and Engineering

2024 FTC Robotics Challenge qualifier at the College of Aeronautics and Engineering

Kent State University's College of Aeronautics and Engineering hosted a robotics event in its new Henry and Louise Timken Atrium. The competition was a qualifying event for the First Tech Challenge 2024 Robotics Season "FIRST ENERGIZE" presented by Qualcomm: Innovation Can’t Wait. The challenge engages students in grades 7-12 to wor...

Clearing snow at the KSU Airport

It takes a team of dedicated staffers and a small fleet of vehicles to keep the runways and other areas clear at the Kent State University Airport.  Michael Gershe, senior advisor II in Kent State's College of Aeronautics and Engineering, captured these photographs and also helped in moving the snow.  Want t...

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Student competing in the 2023 CAE Lighter Than Air Engineering Competition

In early December, first-year students in Kent State University's College of Aeronautics and Engineering were challenged to engineer  and build propeller-driven, "lighter than air" aircraft suspended by helium balloons. It was all part of the "Lighter Than Air" Engineering Competition in the College of Aeronautics and Engineeri...

Students flying drones inside the CAE expansion atrium.

Students in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering practiced flying drones inside the atrium of the college's newly expanded building. Becoming a skilled drone pilot is useful in careers in agriculture, public safety and more.  Photos by Matthew C. Brown, junior photography major, with University Communications and Mark...

Maureen McFarland Speaks at Veterans Day 2023

"I'm as proud to say I'm a Golden Flash as I am to say I'm a Marine." Maureen McFarland, Ph.D., said her 20-plus years of service at Kent State University, with its distinct history and commitment to values, have reinforced her decision to leave military service for higher education. McFarland, an associate dean of academic affa...

Inside the atrium of the College of Aeronautics and Engineering Building expansion

"Dare Mighty Things" is the motto of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This message is inscribed above the door to the Henry and Louise Timken Atrium in the newly opened expansion of Kent State's University's College of Aeronautics and Engineering Building. It is abridged from a quote from President Teddy Roosevelt's "Stre...

Team Rubble Busters won a first-place award at the 2023 SkyHack.

Mechatronics engineering major Lilia Colbrunn saw the SkyHack competition, held Nov. 3-5, 2023, as a chance to experience the excitement of creating innovations on the fly while doing something with a purpose.   Colbrunn, a senior, called on her brother Gabe, a mechatronics engineering major, and her friend Cole Hebbard, ...

Flags at Veterans Day Commemoration 2021

The annual Veterans Day Commemoration at Kent State University will begin at 11 a.m., Nov 9 on the Student Green.  Photo by Rami Daud, senior photographer, University Communications and Marketing The ceremonies will be followed by a luncheon for veterans and service members in the Kent Student Center and bulb-planting on Daf...

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Kent State aircraft on the runway in early morning fog at the Kent State University Airport

By the dawn's early light, the ground crew at the Kent State University Airport is busy making sure the aircraft and the runways are in top shape for the university's student pilots. Kent State University's College of Aeronautics and Engineering has the largest academic fleet in Ohio, with 34 planes providing flight traini...

Alumnus Kyle Craven at his home in Bath

A purposely goofy high school yearbook photo propelled Kent State alumnus Kyle Craven to internet fame, but he says he has remained the same person he always was. “It’s been pretty crazy being known as ‘Bad Luck Brian’ online,” said Craven. “It definitely changed my life in unexpected ways. I’ve had some fun opportunities because of it,...