At a conference held on Kettering University's campus, education and industry leaders discussed why universities like Kettering are well-positioned to meet the growing high tech talent demands of global industry. “Kettering couples theory and practice right away—and very tightly,” President Dr. Robert K. McMahan said.
“In Michigan, we’re having a really hard time,” said Raj Nair, executive vice president of Product Development and chief technical officer at Ford Motor Co. He was speaking, at a conference this week in Flint hosted by the Brookings Institution and Kettering University on how Rust Belt regions can maximize high tech opportunities.
When you're involved in a car crash, your first thought may not be your ankles, but as it turns out, ankle fractures are a common occurrence in crashes and can completely change a person's life. Kettering University has been studying fractures with McLaren and Hurley Hospitals, and the research results are ground-breaking in the medical and auto industries.
To brainstorm and help shape policy around manufacturing’s talent needs in the Midwest, both dire and projected, academic, government and industry leaders gathered last week at a Brookings workshop, led by Muro, at Kettering University in Flint, Mich.
"But the solution is more manageable than the problem. The solution will arise one home and one individual at a time. All we have to do is ask the residents for help."
Kettering University faculty member Dr. Laura Sullivan discussed her role as a community activist as well as a technical advisor to city and state officials as she assisted in Flint's recovery during the water emergency.
A big honor is coming to a senior at International Academy of Flint. Zakeria Nelson is the first student at the school to receive the Gates Millennium Scholarship - a full ride to any college she chooses, with the chance to pursue her masters if she wants.
Jackie Birdsall 07’s job includes shooting a gun at hydrogen tanks in the wilderness to see if they explode. Birdsall isn’t a member of a special ops team; she is one of two senior engineers at Toyota North America charged with building the company’s hydrogen fuel cell sedan, the Mirai. She thinks putting the Mirai’s hydrogen fuel tanks to extreme tests is just one part of the best job in the world.
Using data from PayScale.com, the San Francisco Chronicle determined the 32 best value colleges in America for Return on Investment. Kettering University came in at number 14 on their list.
Most research places Mexico at the top of the chart when it comes to the consumption of sugary drinks – by some estimates, they get through half a litre per person every day. Mexico also has some of the highest rates of obesity and diabetes in the world, exacerbated by their love of sugar sweetened beverages.
Two Kettering University students may have a short-term solution to help residents during Flint's water crisis. Kyle Mikols and Ryan Webster created The Trunk, a 3D printed device that adapts to any faucet and allows people to use any type of NSF standard filter for the faucet.
Kettering University wants to help faculty and staff members buy houses in Flint. The university's Employee Home Purchase and Renovation Assistance program will give eligible employees forgivable $15,000 loans to buy and live in homes near campus.