From cars to phones to prosthetics, 3D printers (3DP) are helping to solve manufacturing challenges. Companies around the globe are using 3DP technology to create prototypes and customized products. This technology is changing how mechanical engineers work, how they are educated, and how they implement lean manufacturing.
To promote their mission, the SWE provides events such as the Girls Engineering Exploration event, March 4, 2017 at Detroit's Michigan Science Center. More than 120 girls in grades 4-6, attended the event.
Dr. Christine Wallace, Vice President of the Kettering Global Campus, shares her insight and expertise regarding online education in the new book, Restoring Trust in Higher Education: Making an Investment Worthwhile Again. Wallace, along with other contributors, seeks to answer the question: Have we lost faith in higher education?
Author Frank Bruni reports that a wide range of CEOs at the Top 10 Fortune 500 Companies did not attend Ivy League Schools (International Business Times). In his book, Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania, Bruni cites Kettering University as one of the distinctive schools Top Fortune 500 CEOs attended as of summer 2016.
Companies today face increasing demands to do more with less, but they must figure out a way to automate their processes in conjunction with professionals who have operations management expertise. Recognizing that leveraging selective automation, in conjunction with utilizing the skills and expertise of a human workforce, is an incredibly effective way of harnessing digital and human capabilities.
Kettering University goes beyond educating the next generation of engineers. It is raising the standards for the engineering industry through ventures such as the Kettering University GM Mobility Research Center, a new mobility and vehicle systems development proving ground that puts the University at the forefront of autonomous vehicle research, development, safety and technology.
How engineers influence products have a great impact on how consumers use them. The ability to navigate this relationship between innovator and consumer can make the difference between failure or success for a company.