The Center of Aviation Studies is overseen by a committee of faculty representing multiple departments within the OSU College of Engineering, Knowlton School of Architecture, and the College of Arts & Sciences. The current CAS Faculty Oversight Committee members are:
Phil Smith (Chair)
Chair & Professor
Integrated Systems Engineering
City and Regional Planning
Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering
Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering
Robert Tanner (Industry Liaison)
VP Government and Corporate Affairs
The CAS is partnered with organizations in private industry that represent the forefront of aircraft design, commercial and business aviation operations, airport management, and advanced flight technologies. Each aviation industry sector is represented in the growing list of members that comprise the CAS Industry Consortium. Select members include:
Alion Science and Technology
Cirrus Design Corp.
Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Industry partners provide specific guidance towards the strategic positioning of the CAS, including partnering on research and academic programs, and have led the way in creating internships and career opportunities for the CAS’s affiliated graduate and undergraduate students.