Darwin Boyd works with a student in the mechatronics program

MECHANICS PLUS ELECTRONICS EQUALS GROWING MECHATRONICS MAJOR 

The Aeronautics and Engineering Building is home to many classes and majors, including two categories of accredited mechatronics majors, Mechatronics Engineering Technology and Mechatronics Engineering and some dynamic related student groups.

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Brainstorming Zero Waste at the DI Hub

In the Campus Race to Zero Waste One-Building Challenge, one Kent State facility competes against buildings at other institutions in waste-reducing practices. 

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University News

  • The lecture series created in 2022 to honor the legacy of Kent State University Professor Emeritus of Sociology Jerry M. Lewis, Ph.D., will feature Professor of Geography Chris Post, Ph.D., presenting “Developing and Interpreting the Wounded Student Markers at Kent State as this year’s selected speaker. The Jerry M. Lewis May 4 Lecture Series and Luncheon will be held on May 3.

  • The brightly colored blue and gold Mobile Flashes Wellness Unit from Kent State University’s College of Public Health will be hitting the streets to help bring public health services to the people of northeast Ohio.

  • On May 3-4, 2024, Kent State University will hold its annual commemoration honoring the memory of May 4, 1970, a tragic day when the Ohio National Guard fired on Kent State students during an anti-war protest on campus, killing four students, wounding nine others and sparking a turning point in American history.  

Student Life

  • Anyone who thinks they have a great idea for a new game is encouraged to take part in “Let’s Make the Rules: A Game Creation Experience” – an event that seeks to bring together neurodiverse and neurotypical individuals.  

  • The "Understanding and Combating Antisemitism" discussion was a continuation of the yearlong initiative “Dialogue and Difference: A New Understanding, designed to engage the Kent State community and advance our core values of freedom of expression, respect, and kindness in all we do.

  • One of the many take-aways from the Dialogue and Difference program "Understanding and Combating Islamophobia" was that overcoming Islamophobia and other forms of racism and bigotry may be as simple as remembering the lessons we should have been taught as children. 

Kent State Works

  • Summit County Domestic Relations Court Judge Kani H. Hightower is on a mission to make the justice system in Summit County, Ohio, more accessible for underprivileged and underrepresented citizens. Whether it’s related to transportation challenges or helping them sort through the red tape of documentation, Hightower, a Kent State University graduate, is creating solutions to streamline the process for Summit County residents.

  • Simonek and Tromler sat down with Kent State Today to talk about their experiences in the university’s journalism program and how it prepared them to hit the ground running within the first week on the job at 21 WFMJ-TV.

  • Kent State University has been selected as one of thirty-two schools nationwide to receive a significant grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aimed at fostering the development of the future workforce in the aviation industry.

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  • All eyes have been on Northeast Ohio the past several weeks as the Kent State University and The University of Akron’s men’s and women’s basketball teams battled it out for the MAC championship title. It wasn’t always such a bitter rivalry between these two Northeast Ohio legends, however. Just look at this old footage we found of Flash and Zippy bonding back in the day.

  • The Kent State women’s basketball team will play in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2002. Champions do so much on their own, just look at the stats. But this championship team is supported by its members, its coaches and the Kent State Community.

  • The Golden Flashes have made it to the NCAA tournament during a moment when women’s basketball is in the prime spotlight.