The Kent State Aeronautics Program in the College of Technology at Ohio’s Kent State University received a wind tunnel from NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland this October.
The wind tunnel will be used to support course instruction in the aircraft design, applied flight dynamics and structures courses. It was built by engineers and scientists at the research center under the sponsorship of a local educational initiative.
“The wind tunnel provides an important practical tool to support the educational efforts of the aeronautics program and student learning,” said Dr. Isaac Richmond Nettey, associate dean in the College of Technology and senior academic program director of aeronautics.
The wind tunnel, which is a tabletop unit, will guide the College of Technology’s efforts to secure an even larger wind tunnel in the future.
The largest flight training program in Ohio, Kent State’s Aeronautics Program is the only one in the state to receive the Council on Aviation Accreditation, according to university officials.