Academically Interested Minds

Started in 1984, Kettering University developed the AIM program to help students of color make a successful transition from high school to college.

Academically Interested Minds (AIM)

July 5 - July 31

Applications are now closed.

The AIM program at Kettering University is a summer program for high school students of color (in the graduating class of 2021) who are interested in science, technology, engineering, math and business. Students enroll in college-level courses to develop functional, quantitative and qualitative skills.

Courses offered:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Pre-Calc/Calculus

Students also participate in a career institute which exposes them to a variety of professions in engineering, science, math and business.

Eligibility: Students of color presently in the 11th grade. Participants must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average in high school 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. Students must commit to the entire four-week virtual experience.

Program Fee: There is no fee to apply, but students who are selected to participate in the AIM program are required to pay a $500 program fee. Financial assistance may be available. Kettering University and its corporate supporters will cover all other program costs.

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