The start of summer here in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) has been an exciting one with the official naming of the FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center at the airport kicking off events at the May Board of Trustees meeting. Look for an official Grand Opening invitation for Friday, September 6th!
FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center To Open Fall 2019
FedEx Corp. has pledged $5 million, in addition to $1.5 million already given, in support of an aeronautics academic center that will be located at the Kent State University Airport. The new 17,800-square-foot building will be named the FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center. Construction is currently underway in anticipation of a fall 2019 opening.
KSU Students Compete in Air Race Classic
Kent State University’s Kenzie Alge, ’19 and Alex Johnson finished in fourth place among collegiate competition teams and 12th place overall in the 2019 Air Race Classic. The team finished with zero penalties. These results are the best since KSU began competing in the ARC in 2016.
Flight Team Wins American Airlines Award
Kent State University’s Precision Flight Team won the coveted American Airlines Safety Award and the Collegiate Aviation Progress Award in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) 2019 SAFECON.
NASA Student Launch Competition
Seven students from the Kent State High-Power Rocket Team traveled to Huntsville, Alabama to participate in their first NASA Student Launch Competition.
Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Wolfe, '82
Daniel A. Wolfe, VP/General Manager and Aircraft Captain, Nationwide Aviation Business Center. My time at Kent State was truly the foundation for my post-collegiate jobs.
Mark your calendars for September 6 for the College of Aeronautics and Engineering Alumni and Friends Grand Opening celebration and dinner at the FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center.
Martin O. Johnsen Scholarship
Funds Help Foundry Students
The Martin O. Johnsen Memorial Scholarship was created to honor Johnsen, who founded the Metal Casting Lab in Van Deusen Hall in the late 1960s. In 1970, Johnsen’s Metal Casting Program at Kent State was recognized by the Foundry Educational Foundation.
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