Kansas State University Salina Aerospace & Technology Campus Sponsors “The Bash!”

Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus is honored to support the Aerospace Center for Excellence as the lead sponsor for The Bash. “At K-State Salina, our mission is to educate the next generation of leaders in the aviation and aerospace industry,” said Dr. Christopher Smith, Executive Director of Enrollment Management and New Student Engagement. “By supporting events like the Bash, where our goals are the same, inspiring the next group of young people to meet the demands in the aviation industry, I can’t think of a better partnership.”
The Bash is the premiere fundraising event during the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo benefitting the Aerospace Center for Excellence STEM Education and Scholarship Programs. Celebrate milestones, toast to a bright future and help give the gift of flight by inspiring young people to discover the wonder and rewards of working in the aerospace industry.


April 7, 2022 During the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo
  • 6:30 – 10PM in the Florida Air Museum
  • Proceeds generated at THE BASH support the Aerospace Center for Excellence STEM education including several scholarships for students pursuing aerospace and aviation careers.
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Delectable Cuisine
  • Silent Auction
  • Live Auction
  • Fund-A-Need Auction (Hands to the Sky!)


Solo – $135
Pilot & Co-Pilot – $250
Squadron Party of 8 – $1,000

Support The Mission

The mission of the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) is to “Engage, Educate, and Accelerate the Next Generation of Aerospace Professionals. The SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo and dozens of other events year-round produce the majority of the revenue that goes into supporting this mission. By attending our events, you are helping us deliver top-quality, industry-leading STEM education and scholarship programs to thousands of young men and women each year. The opportunities that ACE provides give young people a competitive edge as they navigate their educational journey that can ultimately lead to a rewarding career in the world’s incredibly diverse and rapidly growing aerospace industry. You can help! Please click the links below to explore how you can share your knowledge and expertise as a volunteer in over 3500 available positions, become a patron of the Florida Air Museum, or donate to assist us financially. Regardless of how you assist, whether by attending our events, visiting the museum or donating financially, we sincerely appreciate your support!

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