Dr. Karen Palmer, associate professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering, with expertise in controls.
A Kettering alumnae, Palmer thinks Kettering students stand out because the cooperative education experience helps them mature quickly. "Our freshmen are like those at other schools," she said, "but by the time they graduate they are years ahead of recent grads from other schools - employers recognize that."
Palmer enjoys working directly with students both in and out of the classroom. She joined Kettering to be part of launching students toward successful careers in academics and industry.
For prospective students Palmer has this to say: "if you know you want to study engineering, science or business you won't find a better school."
Hidden talents and outside interests: Palmer relaxes by bicycle touring, cross-country skiing, hiking, camping and doing handcrafts like quilting and knitting.