Student Organizations

KSU Rocket Team_Spaceport America Cup

The Spaceport America Cup is the world’s largest intercollegiate rocket engineering conference and competition. Over 1,700 students and faculty will gather in Southern New Mexico for the annual Spaceport America Cup. Drawn by the opportunity to collaborate and compete at a world-class spaceport facility, they represent the best and brightest from more than 150 institutions located all across the world.  Part academic conference and part design-build-fly style competition, the Spaceport America Cup has something to offer students, faculty, industry representatives, and amateur aerospace...

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On Wednesday, March 16th, the Women in Engineering Club at Kent State University hosted the first Womxn in STEM Collaborative Meeting. Groups with goals focusing on women and gender minorities in STEM were invited to an evening at the Women’s Center to learn about similar groups on campus and their upcoming events, before having the chance to mingle and get to know each other over ice cream.  Groups in attendance were Scientista and Women in Mathematics, with Women in Aviation and the Construction Management Student Organization sending their regards but unable to attend. Those in attend...

If you enjoy playing video games – you are a hobbyist. If you enter competitions – you are a gamer. If you like to watch others play – you are a fan. Together, all three make up esports, one of the fastest growing industries in the world - playing games such as Counter Strike, League of Legends, Overwatch and HearthStone Heroes of Warcraft. Universities are catching on to the subculture - offering students varsity esports programs with practice facilities, tournaments and even scholarships. “You have to meet students where they are, and they are gaming,” said Steve Toepfer, Ph.D., ...

Some Kent State University architecture students are using their talents and skills to design more than brick and mortar; they are constructing hope for the furry friends that may not have much left. A group of Kent State architecture students formed a student organization they named “KSU Barkitecture.” They design and build environments for pets living in shelters, at no cost. The labor is free and the supplies and materials are purchased with the help of fundraisers. Despite the group’s name, its first project involved building an environment for cats at the Humane Society of Summ...

The semester ended on a high note for Kent State University’s contemporary a cappella singing group. Dressed in their blue and gold, the Kent Clarks recently shared their talent on the plaza of NBC’s “Today Show.” The 16-member group sang a mix of Top 40 hit songs on the show before heading inside the studio to watch Lady Antebellum perform. The group also met Anna Kendrick, the star of “Pitch Perfect 2.” This is the second star-studded performance for the Kent Clarks in the past few months. Last December, they performed for President Barack Obama and the first lady Michelle Obama. ...

A Kent State University student a cappella singing group spent part of their holiday break traveling to Washington, D.C., to perform for President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. The Kent Clarks, an organization made up of students pursuing all types of majors who share the desire to create and perform, sang at the White House on Dec. 16, 2014.  Meagan Eishen, a senior theatre studies major from Fremont, Ohio, and music director of the Kent Clarks, said the members of the Kent Clarks were excited to perform at the White House and explore the national’s capital. “It’s such a...

A Kent State University student a cappella singing group spent part of their holiday break traveling to Washington, D.C., to perform for President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. The Kent Clarks, an organization made up of students pursuing all types of majors who share the desire to create and perform, sang at the White House last night (Dec. 16).  Meagan Eishen, a senior theatre studies major from Fremont, Ohio, and music director of the Kent Clarks, said the members of the Kent Clarks were excited to perform at the White House and explore the national’s capital. “It’s su...