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Top news stories of 2023

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Industry Night and Networking Week activities reach 250+ students | Students at the 2023 Networking Week business aviation event

What do our most-clicked news stories say about this year’s happenings? Read on to learn.

  1. Perseverance: Inspiring aviation professional Traci Clark faces turbulence head on
    Throughout her 25-year career, alumna Traci Clark has faced many challenges. Instead of giving up, she has turned the negativity into motivation. Her passion for aviation and mentorship inspires the industry’s next generation.
  2. 2024 aviation study abroad opportunities
    The Center for Aviation Studies will lead two study abroad trips to Europe during spring 2024. Buckeyes are already eager to participate and enrollment is filling up quickly. Find out how to join the courses in this story.
  3. Buckeye Jesse Brown realizes airborne dreams
    Honored by the U.S. Navy as the first Black naval aviator, Jesse Brown was once a student on the Ohio State campus. The Korean War hero’s determination and dramatic death in combat features in a recent major motion picture. Back in 2021 The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion wrote this story about his experiences.
  4. Realistic simulator created by ROTC students opens opportunity for future aviation students
    A realistic flight simulator equipped with a virtual reality headset and moving seat is the result of a capstone project produced by a group of Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) cadets.
  5. Industry Night and Networking Week activities reach 250+ students
    While our 2023 Aviation Industry Night and Networking Week was our most impactful yet, students were evidently planning ahead by checking out the news story from our 2022 event. Hundreds of students annually participate in a range of career-focused opportunities during the week of activities. Stay tuned for details for the 2024 student-organized, signature event to be held during autumn semester.

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