College of Technology and Aviation (in Salina)
Stop by the K-State at Salina table in the Union on the Manhattan campus, or check out the following exhibits at the College of Technology and Aviation on the Salina campus.
Get a Clue
Work your way through Salina’s Open House to solve a mystery.
Begin in College Center or Aviation Center. Pick up your official map and a schedule
Campus and residence hall tours
Take an official campus tour, and check out everything from classrooms and labs to student hangouts. Meet current students, and stop by the residence halls to find out what student living is all about. Begins at College Center.
Purple pride ice cream
Taste K-State’s famous purple pride ice cream. Student Life Center.
Cat Cannon target practice
Test your aim with a student-built cannon. We’ll supply you with the Cat Cannon, some T-shirts, and the targets, which might be suspiciously shaped like mascots from other universities. Technology Center lawn.
Fun and sun in the solar boat
Imagine a boat run entirely on solar energy. Now see one that K-State at Salina students built and competed with at an international competition. Technology Center lawn.
Manufacturing and robot demo
Does plastic injection molder mean anything to you? What about a free K-State keychain? Make your own souvenir, and learn how keychains are made. 121 Technology Center.
Need some books? For only 10 cents you can walk away with your own private library. Technology Center lobby.
Electronic controls demo
Get a glimpse into how factory automation works. 153 Technology Center.
Scrabble your vocabulary
Hang out in the K-State at Salina writing lab, and play a round or two of Scrabble. 102 Technology Center.
Bookmark creation station
Mark your spot—in a book, that is. Personalize your own bookmark with stamps. Library.
Fly the university jet
See what it’s like to take K-State’s jet for a spin without leaving the ground. K-State’s flight instructors will be on hand to show you the ropes. 144 Aviation Center.
Check out different types of aircraft
Kick the tires, and take your picture with K-State’s fleet. See the inside of a Life Star EMS helicopter and a Blackhawk Dustoff. Aviation ramp.
Wildcat breakfast fly-in
Rub elbows and eat some pancakes and doughnuts with K-State pilots and mechanics of the past, present, and future. Aviation ramp and maintenance teaching hangar.
Fly a UAV
Check out the unusual views from an unmanned aerial vehicle. Try your skills at flying a small UAV on a simulator. UAS lab.
Check out and purchase model airplanes and aviation-themed lamps made from engine parts. Maintenance teaching hangar.
Stop by the FSHS interest group bake sale and pick up cookies and cupcakes decorated with board game themes, learn more about summer camps for kids, and pick up some cotton candy at the continuing Education booth.
Help the bash brothers
Smash Phi Delta Theta’s junk car with a huge hammer. Protective glasses provided.
The Otakat Anime Adventure will be on hand to help you determine which anime character you are.
Strange noises and awesome sights produced by chemistry students (with the help of some chemical reactions in test tubes) will enthrall people of all ages.
Students In Free Enterprise put a fun twist on a classic with their life-size game of Life.
How does an air-run motor work? Put one together and find out.
What is that?
With wobblebots, HEMIs, 3-D printers, and high-powered rockets, Open House is full of exciting surprises.
Get your hands on it
From flying planes and UAVs, to trying out a G1000 maintenance trainer, Salina’s Open House if full of opportunities to try things out for yourself.
End the day in the Student Life Center, and register to win a family game night gift pack.
By the hour
7 to 10 a.m.
Wildcat breakfast fly-in. Eat some pancakes with K-State pilots and mechanics of the past, present, and future. Aviation ramp and maintenance teaching hangar.
9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m.; 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 p.m.
Take an official tour of campus. Check out everything from classrooms and labs to student hangouts. Begins at College Center.
Look up and see our Powercats. Weather permitting, our students will fly over campus.