College of Aeronautics & Engineering

Kent State Robotics Team Places Receives Third Place Award in NASA Robotics Mining Competition For the second straight year, Kent State University’s robotics mining team will not compete. The COVID19 pandemic canceled this year’s event at Kennedy Space Center, and last-year’s was reduced to a virtual event after the government shutdown held up NASA’s schedule. However, a new $5,000 Student Innovative Creative Hands on Project...

FANUC Cobot Student On June 1, Kent State University was approved to move forward with the purchase of $143,233 worth of equipment through the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS 4) program. The RAPIDS initiative allows for equipment investments that support postsecondary institutions’ workforce...

College of Aeronautics and Engineering

Photo of an airplane at the Kent State University Airport Today, the College of Aeronautics and Engineering received approval from the university to restart flight operations, making May 22 the first day since mid-March that instructors or students have been permitted to fly due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Following guidance to protect students, instructors and staff,...

An airport staff member guides an incoming aircraft into position during a past Aviation Heritage Fair at the Kent State University Airport. The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted or even completely halted air travel on national and international scales, and raised new questions and challenges regarding airport terminals and passenger health and safety. These are just a few of the problems that I. Richmond Nettey, Ph.D., professor of aeronautics in Kent State University’s College of...

Female student in aeronautics lab Using Kent State University’s exceptional student support and career resources, senior aerospace engineering major Sydney Bihn followed her instincts to her true career calling.   Since high school, Sydney Bihn’s plan was to become a teacher, specifically in middle childhood education. When it came time to choose a university, she wanted to...

Blake Stringer, Ph.D. (right), associate professor of aerospace engineering at Kent State, and research assistant Kendy Edmonds study the power needs for a new larger generation of drones for a research grant funded by the Army Research Laboratory. It’s the year 2020, and while flying cars have yet to materialize, the next wave of airborne transport technology may be hovering on the horizon. Thanks to a contract through the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN), Kent State will play a part in developing the software to integrate “sky taxis” and large-scale logistics delivery drones into...

Students pose for a photo while presenting their project during SkyHack, Kent State University’s aviation design challenge. Kent State University’s aviation design challenge, SkyHack, will take place Nov. 1-3. The event draws college students from around the nation, attracting 120 students from 14 universities in four states in its 2017 inaugural debut. Kent State’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering will serve as home base for this year’s event, which will...

Delta Propel Kent State University’s nationally ranked Flight Technology program, in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, is one of only three nationwide that Delta Air Lines selected this year to become a Delta Propel Partner, a program that creates career opportunities for students studying to be future commercial pilots. The new partnership was...

Kent State President Todd Diacon (third from left) is joined by FedEx officials and members of the Kent State community to unveil the new FedEx Aeronautics and Academic Center. Kent State University’s new FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center provides a world-class training ground to help aviation students and future pilots soar to even greater achievements. The sleek, modern learning center, made possible with gifts totaling $6.5 million from FedEx Corp., was unveiled during a grand-opening event Sept. 6. The celebration...

Kent State students have classes in the new FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center. Kent State University’s new FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center provides a world-class training ground to help aviation students and future pilots soar to even greater achievements. The sleek, modern learning center, made possible with gifts totaling $6.5 million from FedEx Corp., was unveiled during a grand-opening event Sept. 6. The celebration...