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2021 Delta Mu Delta inductees at Kettering University.

Delta Mu Delta inductees are Tyler Bourassa (’23, MG), Peter Murphy (’22, BA) and Justin Seng (’21, BA ‘21).

In 2021, Kettering University inducted 8 students into Sigma Alpha Chi.

Sigma Alpha Chi inductees are Alexandra Bahm (’24, MG), Emma Bishoff (’23, MG), Tyler Bourassa (’23, MG), Brooklyn Crowder (’21, BA), Jon Miller (’23, MG), Andrew Schneider (’22, ME), Crystal Smalligan (’24, MG), Max Yunker (’22, ME).

SoM Honor Societies Induct New Members

The School of Management (SoM) had its Celebration of Excellence event June 10, to recognize the outstanding performance of its DECA members, the memberships of the newly established Student Advisory Board, outstanding thesis in research, co-op and entrepreneurship, and the induction of new members both management honor societies, the Nu Chi Chapter of Delta Mu Delta and Sigma Alpha Chi.

Delta Mu Delta is an international honor society that recognizes academic excellence among Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs-accredited schools. To become a member, students must be a junior or senior,  major in an undergraduate management program, earn a 3.7 GPA or higher and be in the 20th percentile of their college class in cumulative average grades.

The inductees are Tyler Bourassa (’23, MG), Peter Murphy (’22, BA) and Justin Seng (’21, BA ‘21).

Sigma Alpha Chi recognizes academic excellence and leadership in the School of Management, Kettering University and community. To become a member, students must be a business major or business minor with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher in management courses, represent outstanding qualities of leadership, professionalism and have a commitment to service within the School of Management, Kettering University and community.

The Sigma Alpha Chi inductees are Alexandra Bahm (’24, MG), Emma Bishoff (’23, MG), Tyler Bourassa (’23, MG), Brooklyn Crowder (’21, BA), Jon Miller (’23, MG), Andrew Schneider (’22, ME), Crystal Smalligan (’24, MG), Max Yunker (’22, ME).

The 2021 Baja vehicle undergoes a technical inspection during competition.

Kettering’s Baja SAE Team places in Endurance Top 10

The University Baja SAE team, Kettering Motorsports, competed in the Baja SAE Validation competition and earned seventh place in the endurance category.

Kettering Motorsports, which placed 11th overall, was one of 24 teams to compete April 29 through May 2 in Arizona. The team earned 439.82 points out of 1,000 possible points.

For the Baja SAE competition, students are tasked with designing and building a single-seat, all-terrain off-road vehicle capable of enduring various rough terrains.

Students interested in joining the University’s Baja SAE team can contact the team’s faculty advisor, Dr. Arnaldo Mazzei, at amazzei@kettering.edu.

Kettering University's 2021 Formula One race team.

Formula SAE Team Has Best Finish in Team History at Competition

The Kettering University Formula SAE team finished seventh of 51 at the 2021 Formula SAE Validation Event, July 7-10 at the Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn.

This was the team’s best finish in the history of the program.

“It is a big deal to finish in the Top 10, as there is very strong competition, including from very large research universities with more students and funds compared to KU,” said Dr. Jennifer Bastiaan, team faculty advisor and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. “We are very happy to finish seventh, our highest-ever-result.”

For the competition, students design, build and test their own open-wheel race car, gaining valuable knowledge on project management, team collaboration and budgeting.

Students sign the new General Determination statue during a campus celebration on July 15, 2021.

General Determination Returns To Campus

On July 15, the newest version of the General Determination statue was unveiled during a campus celebration. The statue was removed in March 2020 in hopes of undergoing restoration. 

Unfortunately the restoration was not successful and the new version was completed to be true to the original version. The original General Determination statue was gifted by Mack Truck to the University in 1987. The company also has a bulldog as its mascot. 

The statue now resides in the area commonly known as "The Pool." The move to The Pool was planned as part of the construction of the Learning Commons which will open next year.

View the photo gallery of the celebration.

 

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