'Discover Kettering' is Nov. 10

Nov 2, 2007

Kettering University's laboratories of learning will be on display Nov. 10 during the fall admissions open house.

Kettering University has the faculty, the labs, and the programs that bring theory and practice together better than any other place. Labs? At Kettering, you just can't get enough of them, says Director of Admissions Barb Sosin.

That's why Kettering has planned an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at its campus in Flint. "Discover Kettering" is open to anyone wanting to see how Kettering takes hands-on learning to the next level, Sosin said. "Kettering has some of the best engineering facilities open to undergraduates in the world."

Sosin said a variety of facilities will be open and ready for inquisitive students and parents who want to experience the campus during the fall admissions open house. "Our students build things, break things, blow things up and run tests that only upperclassmen or graduate students would ever dream of doing at other schools. Similar facilities are available at big universities, but they are usually off-limits to young undergraduates," Sosin explained.

Guests attending "Discover Kettering" on Nov. 10 will see Kettering's Crash Safety Center, the Fuel Cell Center, and labs in acoustics, polymers, lasers, plus a wind tunnel. Kettering's Mott Center also will be open, showcasing chemistry and biochemistry facilities.

Plus, Kettering's new $1.2 million Bio-Engineering facilities, The Miller Life Science and Bio-Engineering Laboratories are also part of the technology that will be on display during the fall open house. Prospective students and their families will have a chance to meet current faculty and students, tour campus facilities and find out more about the Kettering advantage of a real-world education coupled with real-world job experience.

A University Expo will allow families to learn more about the academic programs, student activities and Flint. Students can meet with admissions, co-op and financial aid representatives to find out what it takes to be a Kettering student and get first-hand information about the University's premier professional co-op program. A panel of current Kettering students will tell stories about their class and job experiences. Campus tours help visitors get an inside look at classrooms, laboratories, the residence hall and the recreation center. A special session is offered for transfer students.

Additionally, "Discover Kettering" will guide prospective students and their families on how to offset the cost of a college education today through professional co-op jobs. Kettering is world-known for helping students alternate between the classroom (where the faculty-student ratio is 12:1) and professional co-op jobs at 600+ corporate partners -- like Biomet, General Motors, UPS, the CIA, and hundreds more. Co-op students offset part of the cost of their education by earning up to $65,000 during their college years. Students keep their salary earnings and walk away with up to 2 1/2 years of professional experience and a network full of job references. It's a major reason why 98 percent of Kettering graduates are employed or accepted into top-ranked graduate schools by their graduation day.

Although Discover Kettering is an open house, registration for the program is preferred. For more on Kettering's fall open house, "Discover Kettering," call (800) 955-4464, ext. 7865, or visit Kettering's Success Zone at: http://admissions.kettering.edu/visit/. Kettering University, located in Flint, is the home of the most modern professional co-op program in the United States.

Written by Pat Mroczek
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