Global Aeronautics Initiative

Global Aeronautics Initiative

Advancing global aviation through research, innovation and training.

The Global Aeronautics Initiative at Kansas State University Aerospace and Technology will establish Kansas State University as a national leader for advanced aviation and aeronautical training, education and engineering technology.

Innovation + Student Experience + Collaboration + Career Preparation + Safety & Sustainability

Unmanned Aircraft Systems


Talent Pipeline

Build a diverse talent pipeline of faculty, staff and students. Develop processes that enable student success and make programs accessible, especially for underserved populations.


Grow research and consulting capabilities to support future industry innovation, resulting in increased sponsored research, external partnerships along with national/global awareness as a respected aeronautical leader.

Economic Growth

Develop and maintain strategic partnerships to create career pathways, provide financial support for students and establish programs to support economic growth within the state and region.

Education & Professional Development

Create leading-edge, accessible educational and professional development/training capabilities to support the industry talent needs of tomorrow.


Foster a culture of innovation which allows individuals to serve within roles of advocacy/leadership organizations. This will enhance K-State's reputation as a national industry leader.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design

Invest in Aviation

You can impact the success and future of K-State Aviation!

  • Leverage the University's resources
  • Increase brand awareness to attract talent
  • Invest in knowledge improvement and workforce development
  • Enhance facilities to generate talent and innovation

Professional Pilot

Get Involved in the Global Aeronautics Initiative

Lindsey DreilingLindsey Dreiling
Executive Director, Aviation Strategy



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Lindsey Dreiling
Executive Director of Aviation Strategy
Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST