AIM Students


Kettering University offers more than 25 unique camps and learning experiences; from computer science coding camps and computer engineering camps to FIRST and VEX robotics camps and leadership development camps. 

Featured Program

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LITES (Lives Improve Through Engineering & Science)

Date: July 15 - 26, 2024
Program Fee: $1500

LITES (Lives Improve Through Engineering & Science) is a two-week residential program created by Kettering University. LITES Introduces young women, who will complete 11th grade by July 1, 2024, to what engineers and scientists do and how they improve people's lives through math, science and technology to find solutions to human problems. Our amazing faculty teach all classes and labs. Students will also have opportunities to strike up meaningful relationships with female mentors. Below are some examples of the opportunities participants will have: 

  • See how engineers help prevent injuries by designing airbags and child car seats and testing them with crash test dummies.
  • Learn how engineers repair joints, limbs, and organs by making replacements that are functional and durable.
  • Explore environmental challenges using science and engineering.
  • Solve crimes by combining science and technology.
  • Learn how to change the world through science and engineering.
  • Opportunities to make new friends who love math and science.
  • Great social activities with your LITES mentors.
Programming Robotics
Computer Science Hackathon

When: September 28, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Open to High School Juniors and Seniors

We are thrilled to invite you to the second annual Kettering University Hackathon, taking place on September 28, 2024, at Kettering University.

The Kettering University Hackathon will be a dynamic gathering of talented high school students like yourself, where you can collaborate, learn, and compete with fellow innovators. The event promises to test your Python or Java skills and showcase your problem-solving abilities. Whether you are an experienced programmer or a beginner, this event is for you.

What to expect:

  • Exciting Challenges
  • Valuable Prizes
  • On-Campus Opportunity
  • Lunch Provided
  • Meet the Kettering Esports Team

Please note that participation in the Kettering University Hackathon is limited, and registration is required to secure your spot. This event is limited to 50 students.

All you need to bring is your enthusiasm and innovative spirit; we will have computers on campus for your use. Don't miss this chance to showcase your skills, meet inspiring individuals, and have a fantastic time at Kettering University.

Summer Camps

AIM Program

Academically Interested Minds (AIM)

Started in 1984, Kettering University developed the AIM program to help students of color make a successful transition from high school to college.

July 7 - August 2, 2024

LITES Program

Lives Improve Through Engineering & Science (LITES)

Designed for young women, the LITES program explores the role that math, science and technology play in developing innovations that make the world a better place. 

July 15 - July 26, 2024

Computer Board

Computer Camps

Students can learn how consumer electronics, automobiles and robots are made. Or students interested in programming can learn Python and virtual reality. 

Robotics Camps

Robotics Camps

Students can become a master of machinery, collaborate on building and designing the robot and develop autonomous programs for robots in these camps. 


Esports Camps

Esports is an opportunity for high school players to interact with collegiate players and coaching staff to work on areas of improvement for their title of choice.