Kettering University on Monday unveiled a new research center to test autonomous and connected car technologies. Officials liken the new test center to Ann Arbor’s MCity or the proposed site at Willow Run. Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and other dignitaries attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the university’s GM Mobility Research Center.
Flint is getting millions of dollars from the federal government to help reclaim former auto plant sites. The $2.5 million grant will help with building a new automotive research center in Flint. Kettering University is developing part of the old Chevy in the Hole site for research into new mobility technology.
One of Berman's clients, former Northern Illinois punter Peter Deppe, visited Iowa during the fall semester of 2015 and was told by the staff he could have a scholarship only if he was eligible to play at the start of the 2016 campaign. However, the Hawkeyes weren't willing to wait a year for him to transfer and become eligible, so Deppe wasn't able to make the move. Deppe ultimately decided to give up football and is currently enrolled at Kettering University, majoring in engineering.
The corner of University Avenue and Grand Traverse is setting up for brighter days. Jimmy John's is moving into Flint. It was a calculated decision by franchisee Marianne Walsh. "Why not?" Walsh said. "We're really excited to help transform the neighborhood. It's really amazing what's going on around here."
We’re also home to nationally-ranked engineering programs and schools like Kettering University, which recently broke ground on the General Motors Foundation Automotive Research Area that was funded by GM. This advanced proving ground will provide academic opportunities to research numerous mobility technologies, including self-driving vehicles.
Green hardhats bobbed to the sound of power tools during the launch of Genesee County Habitat for Humanity's first campus chapter established at Kettering University. Dozens of workers from Habitat and their corporate sponsors came out on Thursday, Aug. 4 to show support by a kicking-off with project home located directly across from Kettering.
As a senior at Kettering University, Jonathan Blanchard is only a few years into his adulthood. Yet, he has an unmistakable, powerful, and passionate concern for the next generation. “That concern for kids’ futures comes from my own upbringing on Flint’s north side,” the well-spoken Blanchard says. “I just hope to play a role in getting kids on the right path in life."
Those types of mixed messages aren't exactly unexpected in a loose organizational structure, according to Ben Pauli, a social science professor at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. But the decentralized approach also has its benefits. That includes giving the movement an organic, authentic feel and allowing members the sense that they are shaping its direction.
Mitch Willing, a Mechanical Engineering student at Kettering University was in a situation where he would need to move every three months for internships. In order to help with the inevitable packing and setting things up again, he decided to make a mobile frame for his computer and three monitors that folds into itself.
Another 20 acres of the blighted Chevy in the Hole site will be redeveloped by Kettering University, creating research grounds for students, faculty and visiting companies to test automotive technologies, especially for self-driving cars.
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., said the automotive research taking place at Kettering University will keep Michigan on the map as car capital of the world. The senator visited Kettering University's automotive research testing grounds and laboratories Monday, June 20.
Over the past 15 years, Kettering University has had a total of two Gates Millennium scholars. This year, they will have two in the same class. Zakeria Nelson of Flint and Sebastian Horcasitas from El Paso, Texas, will both bring the prestigious honor with them.