College of Applied Engineering Sustainability and Technology

What started as a hobby a decade ago has turned into a promising future for Kent State University senior Alex Flock.

The Kent State University Alumni Association has announced the recipients of the 2015 Alumni Awards. These awards recognize and honor alumni who, through leadership, character and hard work, have made exceptional contributions in their chosen field, in their communities and at Kent State University.

The following alumni have been selected for these awards:

Larry Disbro, ’71, ’73; Master of Education, ’78 and Sandy Disbro, ’75; Kent State Advocacy Award. The Disbros reside in Mentor. Larry is a former educational administrator and Sandy a teacher.

The final public meeting for the Kent State University Airport Master Plan has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 28, from 6-8 p.m. at the Stow-Munroe Falls High School Auditorium, located at 3227 Graham Road in Stow, Ohio. The first public meeting was held in 2013 to introduce the project to the community and seek input about the airport’s future. During the second public meeting in November 2014, the public had an opportunity to review and provide comments on the alternatives’ development and evaluation.

It is difficult to imagine how all the metal pieces and parts sprawled out on the floor of Kent State University’s Research 1 Building will eventually form a mining robot. But, the relentless dedication it has taken to design, create and build the robot might one day help NASA learn more about the materials on Mars.

Photo of Kent State's new Aeronautics and Technology BuildingKent State University will host a grand opening for the Aeronautics and Technology Building on Friday, April 24, from 2-4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Kent State University hosted a grand opening for the Aeronautics and Technology Building on Friday, April 24.

The event celebrated the opening of the 55,000-square-foot building and the move of the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology from Van Deusen Hall to the Science Corridor. The new building joins other colleges and buildings, such as Henderson Hall, the Mathematics and Computer Science Building and the Liquid Crystal Materials Science Building. Construction on the building began in summer 2013.

The view through a Kent State airplane making its final approach to the Kent State University AirportKent State University just welcomed two new airplanes to its fleet. The planes are Piper single-engine trainers used to gives students an easy transition as they move to a more complex aircraft.

The arrival of the planes is spotlighted in an article on

Photo of Maureen McFarlandMaureen McFarland, senior academic program director for Kent State University’s Aeronautics Program, is one of 15 newly appointed members of the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee (OAATC). State Representative Rick Perales of Beavercreek, Ohio, recently announced the new public members to the committee.

Kent State’s Richmond Nettey Becomes University’s First Recipient of Prestigious University Aviation Association Award

Nettey also is first African-American to receive the award