Lives Improve Through Engineering & Science

How do engineers prevent injuries by designing airbags and car seats? Or improve lives by repairing joints, limbs and organs?

Designed for young women, the LITES program explores the role that math, science and technology play in the development of innovations that make the world a better place. All classes and labs are taught by our amazing faculty. Students will also have opportunities to strike up meaningful relationships with female mentors. 

  • 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.

LITES 2021

July 12-23, 2021

Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Lives Improved Through Engineering & Science (LITES) Program will run in a modified virtual format for the summer 2021. 

The LITES staff at Kettering University provides an academic enrichment program that inspires female students that have finished their 11th-grade year, graduating in the class of 2022, and are interested in STEM. Virtual LITES is an intensive and fun experience during which students will attend daily workshops taught by Kettering faculty. Students must commit to the full two-weeks.

Application Fee: There is no fee to apply

Program Fee: $1,500 per student. The program fee will be waived for up to 36 female students selected to attend due to a generous donation by General Motors.

Contact Information

Cherie Taylor
LITES Program Director
Email: ctaylor@kettering.edu