Grant helps Kettering University Young Innovators Program spread love of science

This year, for the fifth year, Kettering University is preparing a way for more than 100 young inventors to brainstorm, plan and present their ideas and inventions to the community. 

Although the Young Innovators Program has been in Genesee County since 2000, it was the passion of Sarah Perkins, lead cooperative education manager at Kettering, back in 2013 that kept the program operating and inspiring fourth, fifth and sixth grade students to think outside the box.

Bell-Kagle program enabling student to do graduate-level research as a freshman

Student Mia Jonascu chose Kettering University specifically because of the opportunities to gain meaningful professional experience through the co-op program prior to graduating.

Through her co-op position as one of the University’s first Bell-Kagle Interns, Jonascu is not only getting the professional experience she was seeking, she’s also – as just a freshman – playing an integral role in laboratory research that most students wouldn’t be exposed to until they were upperclassmen or even graduate students.

As a freshman, Mia Jonascu is getting the opportunity to engage in meaningful research alongside Kettering faculty.