Top stories of 2019

Posted: December 27, 2019

Take a look back at The Ohio State University College of Engineering's 10 most popular Buckeye Engineering stories from 2019, as determined by webpage views.

1. Mayday over Chicago
When a rare mechanical failure caused a partial power loss in the single-engine airplane John Ginley ’15 was flying, his expertise and assistance from co-pilot Ally Gilbert led to a ‘miraculous’ and safe emergency landing in downtown Chicago. Now he’s using that experience to help other pilots prepare for emergencies.

Front entrance of the new executive terminal and aviation learning center.
Executive terminal and aviation learning center
2. When is an airport more than just an airport?
When it: prepares the next generation of pilots and aviation industry professionals; serves as a welcoming front door to an amazing university and vibrant city; inspires children in our community to dream of flying; and advances critical research in aviation safety, infrastructure and efficiency. The Ohio State University Airport at Don Scott Field has multitasked in this fashion for years, and now its appearance befits its far-reaching impact.

3. Reinventing hearing aids with deep learning
Inspired by his mother’s struggle to hear conversations at the dinner table, Computer Science and Engineering Professor DeLiang Wang has been working for two decades to help the hearing impaired understand speech in noisy environments. Thanks to recent breakthroughs his team has achieved, Wang believes their new technology could be incorporated into next-generation hearing aids within five years.

4. Kokosing gift an investment in experiential learning
Thanks to a generous gift from Kokosing, Inc., undergraduates in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering will soon learn and innovate in a new 14,000-square-foot Kokosing Design Studio.

Three Lady Buckeyes pilots stand on the tarmac near their airplane.
Lady Buckeyes Josie Cotugno, Aly Bond and Yasmine Abu Arab finished second among collegiate teams in the 2,656-mile Air Race Classic.

5. Student dreams soar with support from alumni and friends
Aspiring pilot Yasmine Abu Arab knew she wanted to study aviation at a big school with big opportunities and in June 2018, she got the chance of a lifetime: flying in a cross-country competition just for women aviators. Thanks to the gifts of many Buckeyes, her flight was cleared for takeoff.

6. Construction commences on engineering complex
Construction is underway on the 124,000-square-foot Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex—a state-of-the-art facility offering unlimited opportunity for discovery. Scheduled to open in summer 2020, the complex will be home to the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, while inspiring life-saving, unprecedented advances in the rapidly growing field of biomaterials.

7. New Ohio State regional campus degree responds to employer demand
A new bachelor’s degree program that prepares graduates to become business-oriented engineering leaders capable of running tomorrow’s factories will be offered at Ohio State’s regional campuses in Lima, Mansfield and Marion beginning in autumn 2020, and in Newark in autumn 2023.

8. Putting the brakes on anxious driving
Driving a car can be one of the most stressful activities in our lives. But what if a vehicle could detect when you’re stressed and help you calm down? That’s the premise behind a Honda-sponsored capstone project assigned to seven Ohio State students.

Honorees at the 22nd Annual Excellence in Engineering and Architecture Alumni Awards

9. College recognizes 22 elite alumni for achievement, service
A renowned roboticist, a professor who is revolutionizing drug delivery, a former Olympian, and an oil and gas executive who advanced energy production are among the 22 alumni honored at the 2019 Annual Excellence in Engineering and Architecture Alumni Awards.

10. CSE students make buying and selling tickets easy with new app
Last fall, four computer science and engineering majors launched TicketBay, an app created for Ohio State students to buy and sell football tickets.