Lives Improve Through Engineering

LITE (Lives Improve Through Engineering) is a two-week residential program created by Kettering University. LITE introduces young women who will complete 11th grade by July 1, 2019 to what engineers do and how they improve people’s lives by using math, science and technology to find solutions to human problems.

Lives Improve Through Engineering (LITE)


2019 dates will be announced in January 2019. Please check then for date and registration information.

Students see how engineers help prevent injuries by designing airbags and child car seats and testing them with crash test dummies. They learn how engineers repair joints, limbs and organs by making replacements that are functional and durable. During the camp, students explore environmental challenges in engineering and solve crimes by combining science and technology.

Eligibility: We select 36 participants from across the country. Participants must be:

  • Female
  • Completed the 11th grade by July 1, 2019
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Show strong-interest in science and math

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email letting you know how and where to send an official transcript along with a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher.

Program Fee: TBA, includes housing (Thompson Hall), all meals, access to our recreation center, social events, field trips, and a recognition banquet.

Scholarships for families with need.

Important Notes

  • Acceptance letters to the LITE program will be mailed before the end of May, once all applications have been reviewed.
  • This is a residential program therefore it is mandatory to stay on campus for the entire program, you are not allowed to leave on the weekends.
  • As a LITE attendee you are expected to participate in all scheduled events and to remain on campus for the entire two weeks.

Contact Information

Deborah Stewart
Director of Student Life Programs
(810) 762-9679
dstewart@kettering.edu