A pair of Kent State University female pilots have successfully completed the 2017 Air Race Classic. The Flying Flashes finished fifth out of the 12 universities, and 15th out of the 47 teams overall. They also received a prize for finishing second on the seventh leg of the race and were one of only nine teams to complete the race with zero penalties. This is the second year in a row that Kent State has participated in the race.
Jaila Manga (left) and Helen Miller (right) placed 15th, penalty-free, out of 47 teams, in the Air Race Classic 2017
The Aeronautics Department in Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology will host its 20th Aeronautics Fair on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Kent State University Aeronautics Fair takes place 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Andrew W. Paton Field at the Kent State University Airport, located at 4020 Kent Road in Stow.
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.