Horsepower to Hyperloops

Welcome to Horsepower to Hyperloops, Kettering University’s official podcast, where the Kettering community from around the globe connects and shares groundbreaking ideas, noteworthy advancements and the latest developments in mobility, technology, medicine and many other fields.

Horsepower to Hyperloops can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Podcasts. Or listen to episodes listed below.

Episodes

Listen to In the Mix, a series in which Kettering newsmakers and innovators discuss timely topics such as world hunger solutions, robotics, transportation and the impact of COVID-19. In the President’s Sketchpad, you can hear President Dr. Robert K. McMahan share insight and ideas relevant to the past, present and future of Kettering. And for the historically minded, Bulldog Diaries contain short vignettes from the past 100 years of Kettering/GMI.

Season 1 Episode 21 (Bulldog Diaries) The crisis in the 1940s that forced GMI to award degrees.


 

Season 1 Episode 22 (In The Mix) Automotive cybersecurity engineer Kristie Pfosi talks about cyber threats to your car you never even imagined - and what she and her colleagues are doing to prevent it.


 

Season 1 Episode 19 (The President's Sketchpad) The third installment in a three-part series with Kettering University Dr. President Robert K. McMahan addressing a pivotal moment of institutional assessment and change, in the form of the President's Task Force of Program Realignment and Reinvention, which is restructuring the University for a changing future.


 

Season 1 Episode 18 (The President's Sketchpad) The second of a three-part series with Kettering University Dr. President Robert K. McMahan addressing a pivotal moment of institutional assessment and change, in the form of the President's Task Force of Program Realignment and Reinvention, which is restructuring the University for a changing future.


 

Season 1 Episode 17 (The President's Sketchpad) A three-part series with Kettering University President Dr. Robert K. McMahan addressing a pivotal moment of institutional assessment and change, in the form of the President's Task Force of Program Realignment and Reinvention, which is restructuring the university for a changing future.


 

Season 1 Episode 16 (In The Mix series) Kettering grad Shawn Lange ('01, ME and EE) and his company, Lab2Fab are hastening the future of the food service industry with robotics, automation and artificial intelligence.


 

Season 1 Episode 15 (In The Mix) Neil Berish ('23, ME) has taken what he's learned at Kettering and turned his hobby into a profitable business and Co-op opportunity. Within nine months of creating a website, he and his friend have purchased machinery and expanded from Neil's garage into a small warehouse space. Now he's back in school, his business is his Co-op and he is working to manage both his studies and a growing company.


 

Season 1 Episode 14 (In The Mix) Cory Steuben ('10) went from co-op student at Munro Associates to company president in 10 years. When others were circling their corporate wagons during the pandemic, he expanded the company, dramatically increased revenues, and founded a viral YouTube video channel, MunroLive.


 

Season 1 Episode 13 (In The Mix) Software engineer Wes Faler ('92) describes how he quit his own company in software engineering to return to a college project, building a plasma thruster, used to build a satellite that won NASA's Deep Space Derby. But it doesn't end there. Next up, is a ride on NASA's Artemis One rocket in late 2021 and a mission in deep space.


Season 1 Episode 12 (Bulldog Diaries) GMI's first women students did not arrive in the 1960s as commonly thought. Instead, they arrived years before, when GMI students were predominantly female for a short time.


Season 1 Episode 11 (In The Mix Series) GMI grad Lori Flees, SVP and COO of Walmart Health and Wellness, discusses Walmart's efforts to extend affordable primary health care to underserved populations, the changing face of health care delivery, and her extraordinary career.


Season 1 Episode 10 (In The Mix series) Automotive software executive Qasar Younis discusses the future of autonomous vehicles and how soon our cars will be chauffeuring us around.


Season 1 Episode 9 (Bulldog Diaries series) A short story about how GMI President Dusty Rodes procured the land and expanded GMI with the Campus Center, parking deck and dorm during the 1960s.


Season 1 Episode 8 (Bulldog Diaries series) During the famous UAW strike of 1936-37, two GMI students snuck into the plant the strikers had occupied and got themselves in a world of trouble. In this episode, we reveal the students and the story behind their incursion into one of the most important strikes in U.S. labor history.


Season 1 Episode 7 (In The Mix series) Sam Wells, senior global director sales at Inteva Products, has devoted his life to helping hundreds of young men achieve their potential in life, starting with academics and continuing into their careers. Making a difference is a story of the effect one person can have on his other people and his community.


Season 1 Episode 6 (In The Mix series) Robotics Outreach Manager Kim Shumaker discusses the University’s extensive program, how it uniquely prepares high schoolers for college and Co-ops, and her quest to bring the nation’s top students to Kettering.


Season 1 Episode 5 (In The Mix series) Dr. Ken McLeod of Binghamton University shares a plan for energy efficient, high speed, ground transportation technology called Terraplane.


Season 1 Episode 4 (Bulldog Diaries series) Historian and author Tim Troupe Noonan relates the little-known story of the vital role Major Al Sobey's wife, Bess Penoyar Sobey, who was also an educator, played in shaping the early General Motors Institute.


Season 1 Episode 3 (In The Mix series) Entrepreneur Brian Falther (’10) details his adventure into vertical, high production farming, which yields as much 100 times more crops per acre than traditional farming.


Season 1 Episode 2 (In The Mix series) John Groetelaars '90, CEO of leading medical equipment provider Hillrom, discusses how his firm and the industry learned about and responded to the pandemic.


Season 1 Episode 1 (President's Sketchpad series) Kettering University President Dr. Robert K. McMahan and H2H Producer Tim Troupe Noonan welcome listeners to Kettering's new podcast, From Horsepower to Hyperloops.


Have an idea or story you'd like featured in a future podcast? Email communications@kettering.edu.