Discovering Kettering University

Aug 11, 2010

Prospective students can get a look at Kettering University programs, labs, meet faculty and students and find out the benefits of a Kettering education at the Discover Kettering open house Aug. 14.

The summer open house at Kettering University in Flint, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 14, 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.

“There is simply no substitute for game-time experience,” said Julie Ulseth of Enrollment Services.  “Kettering gets you connected to learning outside the classroom as early as your freshman year – from our traditional co-op program, undergraduate research projects, entrepreneurship and innovation to service learning opportunities and incredible design competitions.”

Ulseth also said that has documented that a Kettering engineering education has a return on investment that is tops in Michigan and in the Top 20 in the country.  “Add in that Kettering is a ‘Best Midwestern College’ and also highly ranked in ‘America’s Best Colleges,’ published by ‘U.S. News & World Report.’  There is a lot to see and learn at Discover Kettering this Saturday.”

Kettering has some of the best engineering facilities available to undergraduates in the world and they’ll be on display at Discover Kettering.  “You’ll have an opportunity to discuss Kettering’s renowned cooperative education and experiential learning 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,” she said. 

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. 

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.

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