Kettering University, Theta Epsilon Chapter

Kettering University is a private, cooperative education and experiential-learning-based university. Since its founding in 1919 as The School for Automotive Trades, Kettering University in Flint, Michigan has had deep ties with General Motors and the automotive industry. In fact, the University was acquired in 1926 by GM and renamed General Motors Institute of Technology (GMI). The tie was later severed in 1982 and the school was renamed to Kettering University in 1998 to honor Charles Kettering, who helped found the school.

The Theta Epsilon chapter of IEEE Eta Kappa Nu was founded at Kettering University on March 16th, 1978. Over the years, the chapter has inducted over 1100 members. More recently, the Theta Epsilon group has remained active through frequently holding ECE student study sessions, inviting & sponsoring food for guest speakers from industry, attending volunteer judging events for local robotics competitions, and hosting soldering workshops for ECE students.

Region 4: Central USA

Section: Flint, MI (Northeast Michigan)

Founding Date: March 16, 1978

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Last Update: 3/22/2019

Flint, MI. USA

Kettering University is located in Flint, Michigan. Incorporated in 1855, Flint is the 7th largest city in Michigan. From the late 19th century to the mid 20th century, Flint was the leading manufacturer of carriages and later, automobiles, earning it the nickname “Vehicle City”. General Motors (GM) was founded in Flint in 1908, which helped the city grow into one of the largest automobile manufacturing cities of its time. In more recent years, Flint has downsized due to the declining presence of the automotive industry there. It has begun to regrow as a more college-oriented town, hosting the University of Michigan – Flint, Baker College, and Mott Community College, in addition to Kettering University.

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IEEE-HKN provided me with amazing opportunities to develop my leadership skills, connect with fellow students in electrical and computer engineering, network with professionals at my school and in other chapters, and give back to the community through volunteering.

Caitlyn Ulinski, 2018