Discover Kettering

Mar 10, 2010

Kettering University's spring open house is Saturday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offers a chance to meet faculty members and students, while touring facilities like the Crash Safety Center.

The spring open house at Kettering University on Saturday, March 13, will show how Kettering’s faculty, labs, and programs bring theory and practice together in engineering, business, math, science and technology.  The event is called Discover Kettering, and it is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Kettering’s learning structure has a tremendous amount to offer students who don’t want a run-of-the-mill college experience, but instead seek an innovative approach to their college education,” said Frank Hribar, vice president for Enrollment Services. “Kettering is the only university in the country with a campus-wide lead in ‘Entrepreneurship Across The Curriculum.’”

Hribar said Kettering has some of the best engineering facilities available to undergraduates in the world.  “Our world-class faculty and current students will be in the labs and classrooms, ready to talk to families who want to experience the campus and the spirit of the University.  You’ll have an opportunity to discuss Kettering’s renowned cooperative education format, its relevant majors, minors and concentrations, such as chemical engineering, computer gaming and aerospace engineering.  Kettering’s new Pre-Med program will be featured, too,” he added.

Registration starts at 9 a.m., followed by a Welcome to all participants at 10 a.m. Guests attending Discover Kettering will see Kettering’s Crash Safety Center, the Fuel Cell Center, and labs in acoustics, lasers and a wind tunnel.

Prospective students and their families will have a chance to meet current faculty and students, tour campus facilities and attend an Academic Expo from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a University Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Students can meet with admissions, co-op and financial aid representatives.  A panel of current Kettering students will share insights about their class and job experiences.  A special session is offered for transfer students.

Although Discover Kettering is an open house, registration for the program is preferred by calling (800) 955-4464, ext. 7865, or visit:  Lunch will be provided for registered guests.

Written by Patricia Mroczek