Olatunji’s drive to be a pro racer started at birth

Oct 10, 2013

Brian Olatunji ‘05’s journey from the east side of Detroit to the professional drag racing circuit, is one that defies all odds.

“Racing is literally in my blood,” he said. “My mother worked at a racetrack while I was still in her belly. I was helping drivers push their cars to the starting line when I could barely walk.”

Kettering graduates named Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows

Oct 2, 2013

Kettering graduates Michael Ploof ’08 and Sarah Patterson ’10 are bringing their unique background and experiences to inner city classrooms.

Kettering graduates Michael Ploof ’08 and Sarah Patterson ’10 are bringing their unique background and experiences to inner city classrooms.

Crash Safety Center continues life-saving research

Oct 1, 2013

The work of Dr. Janet Brelin-Fornari, Kettering University professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the Crash Safety Center, supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) notice of proposed rulemaking on a side-impact standard for automotive infant and child safety seats. The NHTSA work is due to be released later this year.

This fall, Brelin-Fornari, among the foremost scholars in the field of vehicle crash safety, will deliver a lecture to TRW executives, explaining the new rules from NHTSA.

Graduate creating exciting fan experiences at Indy Motor Speedway

Sep 18, 2013

Rhonda Winter '81 currently serves as Chief Information Officer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500 race.

Rhonda Winter '81 currently serves as Chief Information Officer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500 race.

NASCAR’s Borland caught racing fever as Kettering student

Aug 26, 2013

“In my first term (at Kettering), I ran into a guy who raced. He got me into racing and that took over my life from that point forward," Matt Borland said.

“In my first term (at Kettering), I ran into a guy who raced. He got me into racing and that took over my life from that point forward," Matt Borland said.

NASCAR executive got ‘head-start’ on his career at Kettering

Aug 21, 2013

The small class sizes, the one-on-ones, and the personal education at the school combined with co-op provides a “very powerful” education according to Gene Stefanyshyn.

The small class sizes, the one-on-ones, and the personal education at the school combined with co-op provides a “very powerful” education according to Gene Stefanyshyn.

Engineering background helped prepare graduate for political career

Aug 19, 2013

Mike Shirkey '78 strongly believes his engineering training and management experience at Kettering and General Motors laid the foundation for a successful run in politics.

Mike Shirkey '78 strongly believes his engineering training and management experience at Kettering and General Motors laid the foundation for a successful run in politics.

David Kenny ‘84 still learning as CEO of The Weather Company

Aug 12, 2013

David Kenny '84, CEO of The Weather Company, will be the June 2014 Kettering University Commencement speaker.

David Kenny '84, CEO of The Weather Company, will be the June 2014 Kettering University Commencement speaker.

Graduate continues passion for sustainable energy as PhD student

Aug 5, 2013

Xuntouo (Nelson) Wang's team entered the MIT Clean Energy competition with a project centered on high-efficiency charging solutions for electric vehicles.

Xuntouo (Nelson) Wang's team entered the MIT Clean Energy competition with a project centered on high-efficiency charging solutions for electric vehicles.

Kettering graduate thriving at a Michigan ‘Company to Watch’

Jul 30, 2013

“Kettering just makes good engineers,” Will Sommerville said. “If you look at the roster of alumni, they just do abnormally well."

“Kettering just makes good engineers,” Will Sommerville said. “If you look at the roster of alumni, they just do abnormally well."

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