Kettering launches online research digest

Feb 9, 2007

In response to growing interest among Kettering alumni and visitors to the institution's website regarding the desire to learn more about faculty research projects and publications, the University recently developed the Technical Research News Digest website.

In response to growing interest among Kettering alumni and visitors to the institution's website regarding the desire to learn more about faculty research projects and publications, the University recently developed the Technical Research News Digest website. Kettering launched this new website in early February and viewers may examine materials.

This website provides PDF copies of conference proceedings published by faculty on recent research efforts, as well as science journalism that has appeared in national media outlets on research activities undertaken by Kettering faculty members. The goal behind this website is to help the University connect in deeper ways with visitors and alumni by posting original research, science journalism and links to interesting websites and books that may be of interest. The Kettering University Technical Publications Website Committee will play a crucial role in ensuring that materials posted on the website provide appropriate citations to copyrighted work and receive permissions to reprint work.

For Bob Werenski, a 1961 graduate of Kettering/GMI and member of the University's Alumni Association Board of Directors, and one of the champions of the new website, this resource would serve as a point of reconnection for many alumni who have not visited the institution since their graduation. "It would help readers experience in a direct way the role our University is playing in their continuing interest in science, math, engineering and business," he said.

The benefits to faculty would include an additional outlet to promote their research efforts, receive additional recognition by their peers, stimulate learning and communication between readers and other researchers, and finally demonstrate the practical aspects of science, engineering, math and business, which are at the root of the Kettering brand of education.

To learn more about this website, contact Judy Howald, associate vice president of Individual Giving, at (810) 762-9759.

Written by Gary J. Erwin
(810) 762-9538
gerwin@kettering.edu