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.

About AIM

AIM is an intensive academic experience during which students will attend classes in Calculus, Chemistry, Engineering Physics and work in groups on a specific Case Study. Students will also have the opportunity to be introduced to various opportunities available in the STEM field.

The Goals of Aim

  • To prepare students with the self-discipline required to succeed in a challenging college curriculum experience.
  • To enable students to recognize their academic strengths and areas which may need improvement.
  • To provide students with the tools necessary to matriculate successfully through college.
  • To increase the number of under-represented students pursuing degrees in engineering, mathematics, science and business.

2023 Dates

Check back in December for next year's dates and information.

Eligibility: The AIM program is open to students of color, presently in the 11th grade in the U.S., Jamaica, Bahamas and Mexico, graduating in the class of 2023. Minimum 3.0 grade point average in English, Math and Science courses. Students should have taken two years of algebra or the equivalent; one year of geometry; one year of chemistry with lab; and two years of English. A completed AIM application, a one-page essay and a high school transcript are all required to be considered for this program.

Note: Students must commit to the entire five-week experience.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or would like to obtain additional information, please contact:

Mr. Ricky D. Brown, Director
Office of Multicultural Student Initiatives
Toll-free: 800-955-4464 ext 9845 or 810-762-9845

Ms. Stephanie Jones, Associate Director
Office of Multicultural Student Initiatives
Toll-free: 800-955-4464 ext 7328 or 810-762-7328