Discover Kettering Nov. 14

Oct 23, 2009

The autumn open house at Kettering University will show off some of the best engineering facilities that are available to undergraduates in the country, plus a world-class faculty.

The autumn open house at Kettering University in Flint, Mich., on Saturday, Nov. 14, will show how Kettering’s faculty, labs, and programs bring theory and practice together in engineering, business, math, science and technology.  The event is called ‘Discover Kettering,’ and it is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Kettering’s learning structure has a tremendous amount to offer students who don’t want a run-of-the-mill college experience, but instead seek an innovative approach to their college education,” said Frank Hribar, vice president for Enrollment Services.  “Kettering is the only university in the country with a campus-wide lead in ‘Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum.’”

Hribar said Kettering has some of the best engineering facilities available to undergraduates in the world.  “Our world-class faculty will be in their labs and classrooms, ready to talk with students and families who want to experience the campus and the spirit of the University.  You’ll have an opportunity to discuss Kettering’s renowned cooperative education format, it’s relevant majors, minors and concentrations, such as chemical engineering, computer gaming and aerospace engineering.  Kettering’s new Pre-Med program will be featured, too,” he added.

Registration begins at 9 a.m., followed by a Welcome to all participants at 10 a.m. Guests attending Discover Kettering will see Kettering’s Crash Safety Center, the Fuel Cell Center, and labs in acoustics, lasers and wind tunnel.

Prospective students and their families will have a chance to meet current faculty and students, tour campus facilities and attend an Academic Expo from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a University Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Students can meet with admissions, co-op and financial aid representatives.  A panel of current Kettering students share insights about their class and job experiences.  A special session is offered for transfer students.

Although Discover Kettering is an open house, registration for the program is preferred by calling (800) 955-4464, ext. 7865, or visit:

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Written by Pat Mroczek