Lives Improve Through Engineering & Science

LITES (Lives Improve Through Engineering & Science) is a two-week program created by Kettering University. LITES introduces young women who will complete 11th grade by July 1, 2020 to what engineers and scientists do and how they improve people’s lives by using math, science and technology to find solutions to human problems.

Kettering LITES 2019 Program - With Captions


July 12-24

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Application deadline is June 1, 2020.

Students see how engineers and scientists help prevent injuries by designing airbags and child car seats and testing them with crash test dummies. They learn how engineers and scientists repair joints, limbs and organs by making replacements that are functional and durable. During the camp, students explore environmental challenges in engineering and science, 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, 2020
  • 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: $500

Scholarships for families with need.

Important Notes

  • Acceptance letters to the LITES program will be mailed before the end of May, once all applications have been reviewed.
  • As a LITES attendee you are expected to participate in all scheduled events.

Contact Information

Cherie Taylor
Assistant Director of Pre-College Programs
810.762.9813