AIM (Academically Interested Minds) is a five-week residential summer program for students of color presently in the 11th grade who are interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and business.
The AIM (Academically Interested Minds) program is designed to augment Kettering University's efforts to reach a greater number of multicultural students who have a strong interest in the areas of engineering, math, science and business. There is no cost to the student.
The AIM program gives multicultural students a real college life experience by preparing them to make a successful transition from high school to college. Students from across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean attend freshman level courses Monday through Thursday in calculus, chemistry, chemistry lab, computer programming, computer lab, economics, physics, physics lab and business management. Classes are taught by Kettering University faculty who assign homework and give quizzes and exams. On Fridays, company tours are scheduled and students are able to speak with professional engineers and managers. During the evenings and on weekends, chaperoned activities take place i.e. bowling, skating, movies and a trip to Cedar Point. Students also have access to Kettering's library, computer center and the recreational center. A banquet is held at the end of the program and scholarships are awarded to the students according to their rank in the program.
Qualifications: African American, Hispanic and Native American students presently in the 11th grade with a minimum 3.0 GPA in English, math and chemistry courses (two years of high school English; two years of high school algebra or the equivalent preparation; one year of geometry; and one year of high school chemistry (with lab).
Cost and Session Information
There presently is no cost to the student. Students are selected by a Corporate Sponsor. The sponsorship fee covers the cost of tuition, room, board, activities and in some cases, transportation.