NSF grants create unique research opportunities for students

Expanding Research Opportunities

Since 2012, Kettering University faculty have received nine Major Research Instrumentation(MRI) grants from the National Science Foundation – more than any university in Michigan during that period. 

These grants, which support the acquisition of rare and high-tech lab equipment, have improved the University’s research capabilities and provided more opportunities for students to use unique equipment as undergraduates.

“Kettering is definitely a leader in terms of putting advanced technological tools into the hands of undergraduates,” said Dr. James Zhang, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Our students have opportunities they wouldn’t typically receive until the graduate level at many other institutions.”  | Read More


P22. Working to improve fuel efficiency

Kettering University faculty and students are partnering with a company with technology operations in Michigan to improve vehicle fuel efficiency through waste heat recovery. With the help of grants from the Department of Energy, Ramadan, Kettering graduate research assistants and Eaton engineers, have been researching how to design an efficient expander that can extract mechanical energy from various inlet boundary conditions. | Read More

P13. Graduate makes history

Dr. Kristin Warren ‘11 made history in 2016 when she became the first African-American female to receive a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Warren’s accomplishment occurred exactly 40 years after the first African-American male graduated from Carnegie Mellon’s Mechanical Engineering program in 1966. | Read More

P4. Leading electric vehicle efforts

Pamela Fletcher ‘89’s passion for the automobile industry stems from many childhood weekends spent on the racetrack with her father in Ohio. “I had no connection to the auto industry but our family participated in motorsports on the weekend,” Fletcher said. “There was an adrenaline rush with that. I wanted to work in the auto industry so badly.” | Read More

Philanthropy Report 2017

Kettering University's Philanthropy Report from 2017 is full of great stories about our donors and corporate partners.

Gary ‘70 and Kay Cowger reach giving milestone, lead charge for the Learning Commons

“I’d encourage people to take a look at how Kettering has influenced their life and think about how your dollar can influence the lives of the young people just starting at Kettering now,” said Gary Cowger ‘70 | Read More

Chemical Engineering Gets Boost to Lab Space, Equipment, Thanks To Donors

“The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation is pleased to help provide a new laboratory space to Kettering University. The unique education being offered to students takes them to the work place prepared for today’s continually changing world,” said Bobbie Arnold, President and CEO of the Strosacker Foundation | Read More

Keep Me Kettering Scholarship Helps Student Pursue Dreams

“I visited Kettering and saw the clubs and small campus atmosphere that I was looking for. More importantly, it was the hands-on experience and the ability to just get to work that attracted me to Kettering. I wanted to be in the workforce as soon as possible. I know how important that is,” said Ezra Ramirez ‘18. | Read More

Kettering Magazine Fall 2016

Building the Modern Workforce

The Brookings Institution hosted a prestigious conference at Kettering University in the spring and presented an important conclusion – that Kettering and other resources in Flint make the city a critical resource in filling growing global talent needs. | Read More

Turning tragedy into inspiration

When Marie Johnson ‘90’s husband died unexpectedly, she chose to press on with her doctoral studies and do something to help others. Using her husband’s data, she began working on a product that could non-invasively detect coronary artery disease in under 20 minutes. | Read More

Playground for autonomous vehicles

Work continues on Kettering University's GM Mobility Research Center, and recently U.S. Senator Gary Peters toured the under-construction facility in a visit to campus. Sen. Peters discussed how the facility will play a key role in positioning Michigan as a top destination for autonomous vehicle research. | Read More

Space created to honor math faculty

Dr. Joe Salacuse, Kettering University Mathematics faculty member, has a special column about two distinguished faculty members, Duane McKeachie and Robert Brown, and efforts to create a faculty-student lounge in their honor on campus. | Read More