The front cover of Kettering Magazine's Winter 2018 edition.

Inventing The World

Kettering University out-ranks Stanford and Carnegie Melon in alumni inventors.

study, by economists from Harvard University, MIT, the London School of Economics, Stanford University and the U.S. Treasury, analyzes the backgrounds of patent-holders nationwide to determine shared characteristics of inventors. In a portion of the study looking at the education of patent-holders, Kettering University was fourth in producing alumni who hold patents – trailing only MIT, CalTech and Harvey Mudd.| Read More


P5. Leaders in Applied Research

Kettering University faculty members received two National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grants totaling more than $500,000 to purchase equipment for faculty and student research. The grants are among 11 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation awards the University has received since 2012 — more than any university in Michigan during that time. | Read More

P13. The Future of Mobility

No matter whether vehicles have an internal combustion engine or a battery, they need to move. That’s where Delphi Technologies comes in. Mary Gustanski ‘85 has taken on the role of Chief Technology Officer for the new company when Delphi Automotive became two separate entities: Aptiv PLC and Delphi Technologies PLC. | Read More

P16. Promoting Diversity

Tony Prophet ‘82 believes that in any career choice, following a passion is key. In his case, his career and experiences impressed upon him the importance of fighting for equality. Prophet, who became Chief Equality Officer for Salesforce in 2016, found an opportunity to take his passion to the next level and focus on people. | Read More


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The front cover of Kettering University's Fall 2018 Philanthropy Report.

Graduates See Learning Commons as Kettering University Capstone

Diana Tremblay ’82 and Daniel Tremblay ’81 know when students graduate from Kettering University, they are ready to contribute and lead. The Tremblays have pledged a gift to the Kettering Univesity Learning Commons and a bequest to the University. | Read More


P4.  Lear Gift Will Create Learning Commons Gateway

Lear has a strong commitment to giving back to the community, and in demonstrating this effort, the company has made a $2.5 million donation to Kettering University. | Read More

P7. Former Board Member’s Gift Helps Create Future of Mobility

Dr. Edward Harris believes Kettering University is the future of Flint. In accordance with that belief, he recently donated $1 million for the Harris Mobility Research Annex. Construction was completed in the fall at Kettering University’s GM Mobility Research Center. | Read More

P11. Brose Partners with Kettering University to Prepare Students for the Future

When Brose created its co-op program with Kettering University in 2004, company leadership saw the importance and potential it would bring to their organization and the future of engineering. Fourteen years later, Brose’s partnership with Kettering has grown tremendously. | Read More

P21. Metal Muscle Takes First Place in China

Kettering University’s Metal Muscle, FIRST Robotics Team 1506, took first place this summer at their first International Invitational Competition in China. Metal Muscle was in the winning alliance, alongside Team 694 StuyPulse and Team 5522 Stargazer, at the Qianjiang International Robotics Invitational in HangZhou. Metal Muscle was one of nine international teams invited to the invitational. | Read More

P22. Physics Faculty Member Receives NSF Grant

Dr. Ronald Kumon, Physics faculty member at Kettering University, along with collaborators from multiple disciplines across campus, has been awarded a National Science Foundation - Major Research Instrumentation (NSF-MRI) grant for $251,274. | Read More

P23. Students Build Giant Lite Brite for Special Needs Classroom

Kettering University students brought a childhood memory alive when they created a giant Lite Brite for a local school. Students with Kettering’s Student Association for Global Engineering (SAGE) created a 6-foot wide, 4-foot tall Lite Brite for Genesee Intermediate School District’s Marion Crouse Instructional Center (MCIC) to be used in the school’s sensory room. | Read More


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