Pre-college programs taking applications

Mar 19, 2003

Getting a jump on summer, Kettering University's four pre-college programs, Academically Interested Minorities (AIM), Lives Improve Through Engineering (LITE), Kamp Kettering and 21st Century Woman, are currently taking applications.

Getting a jump on summer, Kettering University's four pre-college programs, Academically Interested Minorities (AIM), Lives Improve Through Engineering (LITE), Kamp Kettering and 21st Century Woman, are currently taking applications. Designed to increase interest in science and engineering careers among high school and junior high school students, the programs offer hands-on lab experiences and courses and workshops taught by Kettering faculty, in a campus atmosphere.

For information on how to apply, see course descriptions below:

Academically Interested Minorities (AIM)
Dates: June 29 to Aug. 9
Application deadline: April 11
This six-week residential program is designed to help students of color make successful transitions from high school to college, by providing the student with real-life college experiences. Students accepted to the AIM program enroll in college level courses to develop functional, quantitative and qualitative skills in math, computer programming, communication, economics and chemistry. AIM is for students entering 12th grade in the fall, who have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in high school math, chemistry and English; two years of algebra, one year of geometry, one year of chemistry with a lab and two years of English. They must also commit to the entire six-week residential experience. Open to students nationwide. Contact program director Ricky Brown at 810-762-9845, or e-mail rbrown@kettering.edu.

Lives Improve Through Engineering (LITE) Program
Dates: July 20 to Aug. 2
Application deadline: May 15
LITE is open to girls nationwide, who will have completed the 11th grade by the time the program begins and who are interested in exploring academic and career opportunities in engineering. This residential pre-college program focuses on bioengineering and highlights the important and unique contributions engineers make when they design products like safety equipment, car seats, crash test dummies, and artificial organs. Brochures and applications for the 2003 LITE program are now available. Contact program director Betsy Homsher at 810-762-9540, or e-mail LITE@kettering.edu.

Kamp Kettering
Dates: Aug. 4 to 8 and Aug. 11 to 15
Application deadline: April 15
Girls in 7th and 8th grades (in Fall 2003) can attend one of two sessions of Kamp Kettering on campus. From 8:30 a.m. to 4p.m. daily, girls will participate in hands-on experiments in Kettering labs and work with computers. In addition, girls will get to meet and talk with professional women for a first-hand look at careers in science, math and engineering. Cost for the program is $100, and includes instruction fees, supplies, equipment, field trips and lunch. Scholarships are available. No previous experience in computers, chemistry, physics or engineering is required to participate. Contact program coordinator Virginia Hill at 810-762-9873, or e-mail vhill@kettering.edu.

21st Century Woman
Dates: July 21 to Aug. 1
Application deadline: April 15
Girls in 9th through 12th grades (in Fall 2003) will expand on the Kamp Kettering model in the 21st Century Woman program with more challenging hands-on experiments in laboratories and with computers, field trips and professional career panels. Cost for the program is $200, and includes instruction fees, supplies, equipment, field trips and lunch. Scholarships are available. No previous experience in computers, chemistry, physics or engineering is required to participate. Attendance at Kamp Kettering is not a pre-requisite. Contact program coordinator Virginia Hill at 810-762-9873, or e-mail vhill@kettering.edu.

Written by: Dawn Hibbard
810-762-9865
dhibbard@kettering.edu