It is with great sadness that the Kettering Community shares the news that Dr. Henry Kowalski, Doc K as everyone affectionately called him, passed away on Monday, May 4 at the age of 83. A professor of mechanical engineering and a cornerstone of the University for more than half a century before retiring in 2015, Doc K will be remembered for his innovative and engaging teaching methods, his lasting role within and impact on the FIRST Community Center and his genuine commitment and care for the success of everyone around him – especially students.
As Kettering University closely monitors COVID-19, decisions are being made on a daily basis to prioritize students, faculty and staff safety and well-being. Check back daily for regular updates on the situation's impact on the campus, messaging from the University President, useful resources and more.
Your education is one of the most important investments you will ever make. It pays back many times throughout your career. Wages you earn from a co-op or an experiential learning experience can be used to off-set the cost of your Kettering education. On average, our students earn $40,000 - $65,000 while pursuing their education ($10,000-$14,000 average yearly earnings). Those dollars are above and beyond any merit scholarship, need-based aid or other financial assistance you may receive.
Research at Kettering University is driving America forward, shaping policy, and finding new ways to improve lives and communities through engineering, technology, and science. Faculty members are leading experts in their respective fields and conduct research with both undergraduate and graduate students. Collaborating across disciplines, faculty and students practice real world applications that prepare students for their careers and provide solutions to problems the world faces today.
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In a bold step to kick off the next century, Kettering University broke ground on the construction of the Learning Commons on February 5, 2020. The 105,000-sq.-ft building will bring multiple state-of-the-art venues to campus encompassing dining, collaboration and performance facilities as well as new digital, learning and maker spaces. As the cornerstone of the University's Boldly Forward campaign, construction is expected to be completed by 2022.
Graduates with Kettering University degrees can count on the highest lifetime return on investment (ROI) in the state of Michigan and among the highest in the nation, according to a Georgetown University analysis of federal data ranking 4,500 schools nationwide. The analysis, based on the Department of Education's College Scorecard, examined ROI among private and public institutions. It focused on the financial payoff of college degree and earnings differentials over 10-, 20-, 30- and 40-year periods.
A recent $2,500 grant from the Child Welfare Society of Flint will help Kettering University provide STEM-themed experiences and opportunities to Genesee County elementary, middle and high school students through its Pre-College Programs. The Pre-College Programs offer residential and non-residential courses and camps for first through 12th graders that cover STEM-themed topics such as cybersecurity, rockets, Java and autonomous programming, 3D printing, robotics and more.
A Kettering graduate education is designed to not only prepare you for a productive career but also provide a potentially transformational life experience. Imagine participating in an industrial or government funded research project, working as a summer intern with one of Kettering’s leading industrial partners, being part of a student led competition such as the AutoDrive Challenge or simply networking with Kettering alumni, many of whom (1000+) are currently serving as a C-Level corporate executive.
Order now! "GMI/Kettering University at 100" by acclaimed author Troupe "Tim" Noonan is a special-edition collection of insider stories and interviews exploring the past, present and future of the university.
The book is available online at our bookstore. Or if you are on campus, stop by our C-Store during normal business hours and get a copy.