College of Aeronautics & Engineering

College of Aeronautics and Engineering

Chistian Cunningham standing in front of a plane Name: Christian Cunningham Class standing:  Senior Major(s)/Minor(s):  Aeronautical Studies Anticipated graduation term; ex: Fall 2020  Fall 2020 What inspired you to pursue your industry/pursue a career in your field?  I’ve always had a passion for flying after watching the movie Red Tails in 2012. I was inspired by...

Launching into Aerospace Engineering Kent State University’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering will offer a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in aerospace engineering starting spring 2021. These new offerings come on the heels of the college graduating its first class of aerospace engineers last spring. These graduate programs provide an advanced...

Idea Olympics Shared from Kent State LaunchNet's Idea Olympics   On Thursday October 22, Luke Leyden (junior, computer engineering technology) found himself pitching his entrepreneurial venture, Trolder, to a panel of judges via Zoom in the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium's annual IdeaLabs competition. Leyden, impressing the judges with his knowledge and...

Luke Leyden On Thursday October 22, Luke Leyden (junior, computer engineering technology) found himself pitching his entrepreneurial venture, Trolder, to a panel of judges via Zoom in the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium's annual IdeaLabs competition. Leyden, impressing the judges with his knowledge and passion, placed 3rd, taking home $1,000. ...

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...