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  • Magazine Article
  • 17MOMP11_02
Published November 01, 2017 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Legacy of the astronaut Neil Armstrong helps provide institutional motivation for aerospace engineering students at the University of Cincinnati.

SITUATED IN SOUTHWEST OHIO, less than 50 miles from the home of the Wright Brothers and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the University of Cincinnati sits quietly on a hilltop overlooking downtown Cincinnati and the Ohio River. Home to headquarters of jet engine manufacturing giant GE Aviation and countless other aerospace firms, the region remains an oasis for aircraft design, manufacturing, and testing.

The presence of these companies is not lost on the students, who absorb their knowledge, expertise, and economic influence. When tested in competitions against universities from across the world, these students stand tall, proving that they belong among the ranks of engineering Goliaths. Simply put, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats have found the recipe for success in aerospace engineering.