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SGT@OSU Hosts 2019 Aerospace Banquet-A Celebration of Aerospace at Ohio State

On Thursday, April 4, along with partner organizations AIAA and Buckeye Space Launch Initiative, SGT@OSU hosted the 2019 Ohio State Aerospace Banquet at the brand-new Knowlton Flight Center at The Ohio State University Airport. SGT officially welcomed 11 new members at the banquet, and along with our partner organizations discussed our accomplishments from the past year. The 2019 Aerospace Professor of the Year was also announced to be Dr. John Horack, who among many roles, also serves as the SGT faculty advisor.

This year SGT@OSU was pleased to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Newton, Director of the Battelle Center for Science, Engineering, and Public Policy at Ohio State as its Distinguished Guest Speaker. Dr. Newton gave an enlightening talk on her wide-ranging career and the intersections of public policy and engineering, as well as her advice to engineering students. Thank you to Dr. Horack, Dr. Newton, and all of the organizers who made this event possible, and congratulations to the new inductees!

SGT@OSU Announces 2019 OSU Aerospace Banquet

In collaboration with the OSU chapter of AIAA and the Buckeye Space Launch Initiative, SGT@OSU is pleased to announce the 2019 Celebration of Aerospace Banquet at the OSU Airport. The event will take place at 6:00 PM in the Knowlton Flight Center. The event is free for all OSU students and Aerospace Faculty and will feature a dinner and guest speaker Dr. Elizabeth Newton, Director of the Battelle Center at Ohio State, who will discuss her career and work in aerospace, physics, business, and public policy. Please RSVP here.  For more information, please email us at sgt.osu@gmail.com.

SGT@OSU Hosts AAE 2201 Review Session and Discussion Session

On March 21, members of SGT@OSU hosted another review session for AAE 2201 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering II students at Ohio State. Members answered questions and presented practice problems and conceptual reviews to help prepare students for their midterm on concepts of spaceflight and orbital mechanics. Review materials, including a review packet containing much of the information discussed, can be found at our Resources for Students page. Hard copies of the review packets used to guide these sessions are also posted in the Battelle Center in Page Hall as soon as they become available. The session was again well attended  and many students were able to have questions answered on a variety of aerospace topics. SGT@OSU also hosted its first informal discussion session before Spring Break. These sessions allow students to ask questions in a more informal environment with the goal of getting basic questions answered earlier so we can focus on other areas of concern during the main review session. All AAE 2201 students or those interested in learning more about introductory aerospace concepts are welcome to attend. To provide feedback or learn more, please email sgt.osu@gmail.com.

SGT@OSU Hosts First AAE 2201 Review Session

On February 7, members of SGT@OSU hosted a review session for AAE 2201 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering II students at Ohio State. Members answered questions and presented practice problems and conceptual reviews to help prepare students for their midterm on concepts of aircraft stability. Review materials, including a review packet containing much of the information discussed, can be found at our Resources for Students page. The session was well attended and SGT hopes to present more review sessions for midterms and general questions throughout the semester and beyond. Those who attended and are interested in helping us to improve our review sessions can provide feedback at sgt.osu@gmail.com or through our survey here.

SGT at OSU Hosts AAE 2200 Final Review

As part of its goal to provide academic services to new aerospace students at Ohio State, members of SGT at OSU hosted a review session for students taking AAE 2200 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering. This review session was the first step in the SGT plan to re-engage in tutoring and review sessions for introductory aerospace classes at Ohio State. SGT members answered questions from students and presented practice problems to give students another opportunity to see the material before their final. This is intended to be the first of several review sessions coinciding with AAE 2200/2201 exams this year and provided some key lessons that will allow SGT to improve tutoring and review sessions in the future. SGT wishes to thank all in attendance, and all comments to help us improve future review sessions can be directed to sgt.osu@gmail.com.

SGT at OSU Gets New Faculty Adviser

SGT at OSU this month wishes to welcome its new faculty adviser, Dr. John Horack, Neil Armstrong Chair in Aerospace Policy and a professor in both the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the John Glenn School of Public Affairs. This affiliation with Dr. Horack provides SGT at OSU with access to exciting new resources that will allow SGT to expand its activities in the aerospace community. This move brings SGT under the wing of the OSU Battelle Center, which offers a variety of resources for Ohio State’s engineering and policy communities. Learn more at http://www.battellecenter.org/.

SGT at OSU wishes to thank its outgoing faculty adviser, Dr. James Gregory, for his time and support over the years.

SGT at OSU Hosts 2018 OSU Aerospace Banquet

On April 12, 2018, the Ohio State chapter of Sigma Gamma Tau, in partnership with OSU AIAA and the Buckeye Space Launch Initiative, hosted the 2018 Ohio State Aerospace Banquet in Hanger 5 at The Ohio State University Airport. This year’s annual celebration of aerospace engineering at Ohio State brought together students from throughout the Aerospace community at Ohio State as well as several professors. Attendees also had the opportunity to hear from this year’s special guest presenter, OSU Aerospace alumni Dr. George Pantalos, who shared his work on space surgery and stories of meeting Tom Hanks and the cast of Apollo 13 on a research flight.

SGT at OSU wishes to thank all that attended and helped to put on this event for making this wonderful evening possible.

SGT at OSU Hosts First “Paper” Airplane Contest

This week SGT at OSU hosted a glider-building contest in Scott Laboratory at The Ohio State University open to any interested student. Participants built their craft from materials including paper and balsa wood under a time limit and then went into the Scott Lab courtyard to test their creations. Participants also enjoyed pizza courtesy of SGT. Gliders were judged based on the maximum distance achieved through three trial flights, and the top finishers were rewarded with prizes. SGT at OSU wishes to congratulate the winners and all of our participants!