FLINT — The largest and most important showcase of academic research and technology innovations in Kettering University history awaits visitors at “Celebrate Kettering” on Friday, April 20, in Flint.

Around 60 poster displays are planned by faculty members and students during the University’s special day, “Celebrate Kettering,” in honor of the Inauguration of Robert K. McMahan as the University’s seventh president.

“April 20 will be a day of significance for our University,” Provost Robert Simpson said. “This celebration will focus on the accomplishments of the Kettering Community and highlight the festive inauguration ceremony for President Robert K. McMahan.”

Ceremonies inaugurating President McMahan are 4 p.m., Friday, April 20, in the Kettering University Connie and Jim John Recreation Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The Research and Innovation Showcase begins at 2 p.m., Friday, April 20, in the Kettering University Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to see the state-of-the-art research performed by Kettering faculty, students and student clubs; samples of instructional projects and services of the faculty and staff; outreach and other important activities,” said Huseyin Hiziroglu, professor of Electrical Engineering and chair of Celebrate Kettering’s Achievement Expo.

To see the complete listing of Research and Technology Innovations on display Friday, visit http://www.kettering.edu/news/extraordinary-achievement-expo-friday

Briefly, academic topics include:
Innovations in the design of smart energy meters
Fiber optic temperature and force sensors
Fast electric charger and battery management system for electric vehicles
Pancreatic cancer and lymph-node malignancy characterization
Content-based image retrieval in art image collections
Game design class
Solid oxide fuel cells
Haptic-enabled mobile robotics
Haptic-enabled GPS navigation
Active blind spot crash avoidance system
Modified biosand filters
Improving fracture healing from gun-shot injuries
Atmospheric pressure plasma applications for bio-medical materials
What do museums really tell us about science and why does it matter
Air curtain performance in open vertical refrigerated display cases
Design optimization of a car stand.

Kettering is a nationally ranked science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business university and a national leader in combining a rigorous academic environment with rich opportunities for experiential learning and cooperative education. Kettering’s almost 2,000 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students choose from 14 undergraduate and 14 master’s degrees, plus more than 50 minors, specialties, concentrations and courses of study.  For more information, visit www.kettering.edu.


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