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Kent State aeronautics continues to grow

Adam Kring, Reporter April 18, 2023

The Kent State aeronautics program is expanding due to continued growth within the program. The College of Aeronautics and Engineering saw the largest enrollment growth over the last year among Kent...

Props 4 paws hosts fundraiser at Kent State airport to help animals in need

September 11, 2022

"Props 4 Paws" is a Kent-based charity that has supplied food to local animal shelters since 2011. The organization held a fundraiser on Saturday at the Kent State Airport. TV2's Olivia Sharp reports that...

Lique Coolen is a neuroscience professor and the associate dean for the College of Arts & Sciences. Coolen has studied neuroscience for 26 years, focusing in areas of research like reproduction. Courtesy of Kent State University 

Choose Ohio First grant awarded to Kent State; four STEM programs added

Kelly Krabill Reporter May 8, 2021

Kent State has been awarded $3.5 million from the Choose Ohio First grant to support students in STEM-related majors. First-time students studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine...

One of Kent States aircrafts sits on the tarmac at the Kent State University airport. Kent has the largest university fleet of aircraft in Ohio, according to Kent States website. October 2019.

Expansion in Kent’s Aeronautics department creates more space for women

Colleen Carroll Sciences reporter November 17, 2019

With new expansions in Kent State’s College of Aeronautics, including a new building, added programs and a partnership with Delta airlines, there is now more room than ever for women within the aviation...

Deborah Hoover, the president of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation (left), Julie Messing, the executive director of NeoLaunchNET (center) and Ken Burhanna, the interim dean of University Libraries, cut the ribbon for the new LaunchNET offices on Sept. 29, 2017.

LaunchNET to host weekend-long SkyHack event

Taylor Robinson October 9, 2017

LaunchNET, a program that assists members of the Kent State community to transform ideas into successful businesses, projects and collaborations will host a weekend-long hackathon from Oct. 13 to Oct....

Dr. Maureen McFarland, Program Director of Aeronautics (Left), Beverly Warren, President (Middle), and Robert Sines Jr., Dean (Right), pose at the Kent State University Aeronautics Fair, on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

Aeronautics Fair brings university, community together

Natalie Meek September 9, 2017

Kent State’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering hosted its 21st annual Aeronautics Fair Saturday, Sept. 9.Held at the university-owned Andrew Paton Field, the hanger was open to the public and filled...

Senior interior design major Wadha Almatar helps 6th grader Danyelle hammer a nail into a piece of wood Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Young students building more than just model houses

Jenna Kuczkowski March 6, 2016

Kent State's construction management program welcomed the organization Boys Hope Girls Hope to campus Saturday morning in the Aeronautics and Technology Building. The outreach event was designed to help...

Debbie Kukwa prepares to take the first flight in the new aircraft named after her daughter Nicole Nikki Kukwa on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Nikki passed away from Leukemia in 2006 during her senior year in Kent States aeronautics program.

Memory of former Kent State student soars to new heights

Jenna Kuczkowski February 23, 2016

At a very young age, Nicole “Nikki” Kukwa knew she wanted to be a pilot.“When she was 12 and went on her first flight and got to see the cockpit she was like, 'I want to be a pilot' and that was...

The construction sight outside of Van Deusen Hall on Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015. The construction is supposed to bring the School of Art under one roof.

Center for the Visual Arts: bringing the School of Art under one roof

Eric Poston November 5, 2015

For the start of the spring semester, the entire School of Art will soon be under one roof for the first time in 50 years.HOW IT BEGANIn 2009, the university began looking at the Foundation of Excellence...

Marissa Mehal

Women of the sky: Female pilots thrive in aeronautics

Juliane Calapa April 30, 2015

Being a woman in a predominantly male career field might steer some down a different, more comfortable path. Not Marissa Mehal.Mehal, a Pittsburgh native and a senior aeronautics major concentrating in...

A drone being examined at Camp Atterbury in Indiana, one of the test ranges of the Uunmanned Aircraft Systems Center. Photo courtesy of Ohio/Indiana UAS Center program manager Brittany Peterson.

New CAEST minor explores applications, misconceptions of unmanned aeronautics

Julianne Calapa March 1, 2015

The introduction of the unmanned aircraft systems minor opened the door to a whole new category of aeronautic education at Kent State.The College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology first...

The Kent State University fleet of cessnas prepares to take visitors to the Aviation Heritage festival at the Kent State Airfield on tours up into the sky on Sept 13, 2014.

CAEST seeks approval of first aerospace engineering major

Victoria Manenti February 22, 2015

Senior Brian Katona recently switched his major from aeronautical Systems engineering technology to mathematics. While interning at NASA, he found that his degree was not fully preparing him for his future...

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