Kettering offers a myriad of services and programs to enhance your college experience. Through these experiences, students develop skills in leadership, communication, service and citizenship. We hope that you have an enriched, exciting experience at Kettering University. Here's a few of the organizations available to ME students:
Founded in 1880, today's ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public welfare and safety. Through its initiatives in education, advocacy and public policy, the ASME Foundation impacts all aspects of the mechanical engineering community.
Engineers without Borders
Engineers Without Borders helps undergraduate students all over the USA identify disadvantaged communities (primarily overseas) in need of economical and sustainable engineering solutions. This organization serves as a liaison between University chapters, professional engineering mentors, and communities around the world. Students are invited to apply their problem solving skills toward the development of sustainable solutions, and to take their solutions to the people who will use them. Through the relationships fostered by EWB, engineering students can become more than just technically savvy; they can become globally engaged, environmentally responsible leaders.
The primary objective of the Formula SAE program is to provide "hands-on" education for engineering students of all majors. Students design, fabricate, and compete with small formula-style racecars. Restrictions are on the car frame and engine to test students' knowledge, creativity, and imagination. The vehicles are judged in three different categories: static inspection and engineering design, solo performance trials, and high-performance track endurance.
Want to have some fun? Mini Baja consists of three regional competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students must design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain. The object of the competition is to provide SAE student members with a challenging project that involves the planning and manufacturing tasks found when introducing a new product to the consumer industrial market.
SAE Clean Snowmobile
The Clean Snowmobile Challenge is SAE's newest collegiate design competition that challenges engineering students to reengineer an existing snowmobile for improved emissions & noise while maintaining or improving the performance characteristics of the original snowmobile. The modified snowmobiles must also be cost-effective. Click here to view a video of the SAE Clean Snowmobile Team.
Society of Women Engineers
Kettering sponsors two student sections of this national professional organization whose primary purpose is to help women achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders. During each section, members attend weekly meetings that feature programs designed to stimulate women to achieve their full potential as engineers and leaders. Members from both sections activity participate in SWE's regional and national annual conferences, held throughout the year.