May 4, 2018 4:00 PM BGSU board extends partnerships for regional growth, development
As part of its commitment to contributing to regional growth, the BGSU trustees approved joint-use agreements for partnerships supporting community and student needs and regional growth, involving aviation studies, Cedar Fair, Perrysburg Heights Community Center and the Wood County Committee on Aging.
Apr 30, 2018 10:17 AM Class of 2018 Success Stories: BGSU’s mechatronics program produces first graduate
John Pankow is the first student to graduate from BGSU’s Mechatronics Engineering Technology program, which prepares graduates for successful careers and expertise in a broad spectrum of the field associated with the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, automation and management of advanced mechatronics and robotics system technologies.
Jan 3, 2018 2:00 PM Home football game academic recognition
Two of our academic programs were featured at home football games this past fall: Mechatronics Engineering Technology and Aviation.
Dec 15, 2017 11:57 AM Mills named to Ohio Aviation Association board
Dr. Russell W. Mills, an associate professor of aviation studies and political science, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Ohio Aviation Association, the association announced Dec. 13. The organization is the voice of aviation in Ohio and serves to advocate for all the Ohio airports.
Dec 4, 2017 8:26 AM Flight Team Soars
The BGSU Flight Team recently earned the Safety Award and made it into the top 10 in five out of nine events at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference Region III competition. The team also had eight top 10 finishers.
Nov 19, 2017 12:15 AM Flying Falcon
When Logan Riley entered Bowling Green State University’s aviation program as a freshman in August, he had something that most of his classmates did not. He was already a licensed pilot.
Nov 3, 2017 4:08 PM Maumee Valley Country Day wins Falcon BEST Robotics 2017 competition
Eighteen high school teams competed in the Falcon BEST Robotics 2017 event, held Oct. 28 at the Stroh Center, but none better than Maumee Valley Country Day School from Toledo. This was is the fifth consecutive year that Bowling Green State University has hosted the event.
Oct 26, 2017 2:30 PM Toledo Public Schools, BGSU develop pathway for students to earn transfer credits
Toledo Public Schools and BGSU have developed a pathway for TPS aerospace students to earn transfer credits to the University. The partnership will provide a seamless pathway between the Aerospace and Natural Science Academy of Toledo and associate and bachelor’s degree programs at BGSU.
Oct 20, 2017 3:55 PM Falcon BEST Robotics competition gets high school students fired up
The Falcon BEST Robotics 2017 competition will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Stroh Center. It is the fifth consecutive year that Bowling Green State University has hosted the event, which is designed to promote early interest in the STEM field.
Aug 7, 2017 12:15 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Taking flight in BGSU’s aviation program
Samantha Hannon just graduated from BGSU as an aviation management and operation major but has been working in her career field since December. She is a customer service representative at Million Air Orlando and is responsible for making sure the day-to-day operations of the airline’s fixed-base operator run smoothly.
Jul 5, 2017 1:53 PM BGSU study aims to help communities, airports attract air service
A new Bowling Green State University study aims to provide information and guidance to help communities and even major airports get and keep passenger routes. The project will develop research into the use of incentives by airports and communities to attract and retain air service.
Jun 22, 2017 2:01 PM Trustees set stage for fall semester
At its final meeting of the academic year on June 22, the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees took steps to prepare for 2017-18. One college will begin the year with a new name that better expresses its mission and vision. The trustees approved the renaming of the College of Business Administration to simply the College of Business, which is broader and does not limit its identity.
Jan 23, 2017 7:00 AM ‘Always Ready, Always There’
As a Bowling Green State University student employee in the Office of Nontraditional and Military Student Services, Keylin Freeman, who is also a member of the National Guard, stands ready to help other veterans navigate college.
Nov 28, 2016 7:00 AM Connecting flight
Aviation student Carson Blaisdell has many reasons to attend BGSU. They include a “family-like environment,” small class sizes, a brand new fleet of aircraft, an on-campus airport and a family connection to Amelia Earhart. Blaisdell’s great-great aunt was friends with Earhart, and family artifacts prove it.
Nov 14, 2016 7:00 AM Building partnerships with science
The fourth annual Falcon BEST robotics competition this fall at BGSU had it all. It featured a sportslike atmosphere with teams’ friends, family members and interested onlookers cheering from the stands. Yes, it’s fun to cheer for science. Just ask First Solar and The Lathrop Co.
Nov 7, 2016 2:24 PM Falcon BEST robotics competition attracts record number of participants
The College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering and the Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education hosted its fourth annual Falcon BEST Robotics Competition. More than 300 students from 17 high school teams participated.
Nov 7, 2016 7:00 AM Flying high
Aviation student Bryan Bills was honored earlier this year at the Military Appreciation football game. During the presentation, Bills shared a football signed by Ohio National Guard soldiers while in Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan and Afghanistan. The football was part of a care package sent to Bills while he was deployed in Afghanistan.
Oct 17, 2016 7:00 AM Fall flight competition
You might have noticed that campus was abuzz last week even though it was Fall Break. That’s because the Falcon Flight Team was one of five schools participating in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) Region III competition at the BG Flight Center and Wood County Airport.
Sep 5, 2016 7:00 AM Alexander Heckman at Nextant Aerospace and Constant Aviation
This summer I had the immense pleasure of interning at not one, but two private aviation sister companies. I am not a fool, I know many students across the country would do almost anything to secure an internship in their desired field at one organization’s corporate headquarters, let alone two. Allow me to add a bit of context as to how I was able to have this opportunity.
Jun 20, 2016 7:00 AM International destination
Abdoulie Jaiteh discovered Bowling Green State University through a simple internet search. That may be how Jaiteh, Class of 2017, arrived at Bowling Green from Gambia, Africa, but the individual attention he’s received from faculty and many leadership opportunities on campus are what has kept him at BGSU.
Jun 6, 2016 7:00 AM Air Superiority
The Bowling Green Flight Center added five new aircraft, all Piper Warriors, for BGSU Aviation students to pilot. Three of the Warriors are brand-new models purchased directly from the manufacturer, Piper Aircraft. The BG Flight Center also purchased a 2006 model and a 2002 model and completely refurbished them from tip to tail.
May 30, 2016 7:00 AM Iron workers
BGSU alumnus Mike Bishop works with the College of Technology, Architecture & Applied Engineering to create and patent a better golf club. Four BGSU seniors in their capstone class in mechanical design have aided his effort to build an iron that surpasses current market offerings.
Feb 1, 2016 7:00 AM Falcon BEST gets a boost
The crowd inside the “Stroh” is animated and energized. As the competitors battle it out on the arena floor, the mascots go through their machinations, the bands fill the air with brass tones and drum beats, and the cheer squads chant support. Are they watching the next basketball star headed for the NBA? No, this is the Falcon BEST Robotics Competition.
Jan 11, 2016 7:00 AM Falcon Fighter Pilot
Becky Ohm ‘95 and her husband own a coffee shop within a 15-minute car ride north of Bowling Green State University’s campus, but it’s within a “blink of an eye” when flying in an F-16 Falcon. Ohm should know, she was a fighter pilot for 14 years.
Aug 13, 2015 2:05 PM Two engineering technology programs receive ABET accreditation
The University's bachelor's degree programs in Engineering Technology and Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology now have the added distinction of being accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, becoming the first ABET-accredited programs at BGSU.
Sep 1, 2014 7:00 AM My Summer Experience: Travis Robertson
During this past summer, I was blessed with the opportunity to work at a charter jet company called Majestic Jet, located in Pompano Beach, Fla. Throughout the summer I was able to learn what really went into running a flight company by getting hands on experience.
Mar 24, 2014 6:30 AM Taking Flight
The community has had its first look at a fleet of planes and an architectural rendering of a new flight center that are part of a partnership for flight training at Bowling Green State University. The enterprise will provide greater opportunities for students, along with helping fill the world’s growing need for trained pilots and other employees in the aviation industry.
Sculptures at Toledo Museum of Art camp display technological creativity
An article in The Toledo Blade featured BGSU professors Mohammad Mayyas and Jerry Schnepp helping teens combine art and robotics at the Interactive Electronic Art summer camp at the Toledo Museum of Art.