Kettering University Dean of Engineering Dr. Craig Hoff was featured in a Detroit Free Press article examining the pressures faced to rapidly innovate in the automotive and mobility industry. Kettering University graduates Lisa Cansiani '86 and Kevin Cansiani '00 also discussed their roles in global engineering with the Free Press.
The Dover White ’59 Coupe was donated to Kettering University (formerly the GM Institute) by a longtime professor, and features the 325 hp., 390 cid. engine with 4-speed Hydra-Matic transmission. The Flint, Michigan college produces many auto executives and engineers, and counts among their alumni GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra.
Additional vehicles will come from other organizations joining the event this year. The Concours Of America in Plymouth, Michigan and Kettering University in Flint, Michigan have teamed up to field a 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. The Cadillac was a gift to legendary Kettering University faculty member Professor Reg Bell, who taught at Kettering for more than 50 years.
Dr. Mehrdad Zadeh, Kettering University Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty member, has proposed a model to improve human-robot interactions using haptic guidance. "This approach leads to less intervention from the robot where the user (human) is demonstrating a good set of skills, resulting in smoother motion," Zadeh and his co-author wrote.
Kettering University’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates(UPIR-REU). Flint, Michigan, includes various projects from environmental sciences, evolutionary biology, plants, zoology, microbiology research related to human health, etc. Students from all over the country attended in the program's first year in 2017.
The college which produces the fourth-highest share of inventors in the data set is Kettering University in Flint, Michigan—edging out brand-name institutions like Stanford and Carnegie Mellon. Dr. Robert McMahan, Kettering’s president, who himself holds five patents, credits the university’s requirement that students repeatedly alternate between classrooms and job rotations.
Students and faculty from Kettering University in Flint are one of just eight universities in North America selected to test the limits of the autonomous (self-driving) Chevrolet Bolt in the deserts of Yuma, Arizona with a chance to win the exclusive Society of Automotive Engineering-General Motors AutoDrive Competition.
"Kettering involves students in hands-on learning experiences that help them gain relevant expertise in their chosen fields of study. As a result, freshmen gain valuable work experience that enhances their learning. By the time students graduate from Kettering, they are more prepared to innovate in their careers than many of their peers."
"At Kettering, I was able to attend a class on product design, see their residence halls, eat with students, and talk to an admissions officer for almost an hour. This difference, above all else, really showed me how much more involved the college is about each individual student."
Typically, automakers start up a pilot production phase of the manufacturing line with production-intent tooling complete. That’s done to figure out “if your tooling is doing what it needs to do, or if you need to make modifications,” Kettering University Dean of Engineering Dr. Craig Hoff said. As the kinks are worked out, then you can increase the speed of production.
Schools where a large number of students major in engineering, science or technology tend to have higher average earnings than institutions where most students focus on the liberal arts, teaching or other social science fields. In Michigan, Kettering University, for instance, had the highest average annual earnings -- $76,000. The Flint-based private college focuses on engineering, science, math and business.
Nathanael Ford '22 didn't even know he'd received a new scholarship as part of the Bosch Fellowship at Kettering University. Ford, 18, of Toledo, Ohio, said the $5,000 award will ensure that he will be able to continue at Kettering and get a degree studying computer science.