Department News

  • Car Seat Campaign

    Feb 9, 2007

    A Kettering crash safety researcher is making engineering relevant while making kids of all sizes safer in cars.

    A Kettering crash safety researcher is making engineering relevant while making kids of all sizes safer in cars.
  • A blizzard of troubles

    Mar 21, 2008

    They missed classes and gave up sleep, but Kettering's SAE Clean Snowmobile team managed to re-engineer their engine just three weeks before competition and the work paid off.

    They missed classes and gave up sleep, but Kettering's SAE Clean Snowmobile team managed to re-engineer their engine just three weeks before competition and the work paid off.
  • Building better car seats

    Jun 30, 2009

    Kettering University's Crash Safety Center worked with Dorel Juvenile Group to develop a ground-breaking new car seat safety technology that better protects kids in side impact crashes.

    Kettering University's Crash Safety Center worked with Dorel Juvenile Group to develop a ground-breaking new car seat safety technology that better protects kids in side impact crashes.
  • Front to back crash testing

    Oct 27, 2011

    Researchers at Kettering University are researching ways to improve safety features for backseat passengers during front end collisions.

    Researchers at Kettering University are researching ways to improve safety features for backseat passengers during front end collisions.
  • If necessity is the mother of invention, accidents are the mother of better Bajas

    May 30, 2002

    Kettering's Baja Bulldogs accidentally stumbled on a better design for their 2003 SAE Mini Baja competition vehicle while testing their 2002 competition vehicle.

    Kettering's Baja Bulldogs accidentally stumbled on a better design for their 2003 SAE Mini Baja competition vehicle while testing their 2002 competition vehicle.
  • $1.8 million jumpstarts fuel cell research

    Jan 28, 2004

    $1.8 million to fund fuel cell research

    $1.8 million to fund fuel cell research
  • Revved up!

    Jun 10, 2004

    Matt Wright '02 returned to campus to discuss his work on high performance cars for Saleen Inc., one of the world's preeminent producers of limited, high performance vehicles.

    Matt Wright '02 returned to campus to discuss his work on high performance cars for Saleen Inc., one of the world's preeminent producers of limited, high performance vehicles.
  • Improving engine emissions

    May 16, 2005

    Researchers at Kettering will use a National Science Foundation grant to determine levels of particulate matter emitted by diesel engines, spark ignited engines, jet engines and in hydrogen production, to help manufacturers improve emissions and meet new EPA regulations.

    Researchers at Kettering will use a National Science Foundation grant to determine levels of particulate matter emitted by diesel engines, spark ignited engines, jet engines and in hydrogen production, to help manufacturers improve emissions and meet new EPA regulations.
  • Fuel saving gadgets

    Feb 24, 2006

    A Kettering professor has his students test the mettle of some products claiming to improve fuel economy by putting the pedal to the metal.

    A Kettering professor has his students test the mettle of some products claiming to improve fuel economy by putting the pedal to the metal.
  • Full-body cast crash testing

    Feb 16, 2007

    Children with medical conditions requiring full-body casting present parents with potentially dangerous transportation options. Researchers are working on a "cure" for the problem.

    Children with medical conditions requiring full-body casting present parents with potentially dangerous transportation options. Researchers are working on a "cure" for the problem.