Matt Roush

About Matt Roush

Matt Roush is Managing Editor of the University News Bureau and Director of Media Relations at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, and co-host of the M2 TechCast podcast with MITechNews.com founder and publisher Mike Brennan. Before joining LTU, Roush spent more than 30 years as a reporter and editor covering high tech, business, and local government for media outlets including WWJ Newsradio 950, Crain’s Detroit Business, the Kalamazoo Gazette, and the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

Altimetrik’s Vattikuti Wins E&Y’s National Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

DETROIT—The accounting and advisory firm Ernst & Young LLP has named Michigan serial entrepreneur Raj Vattikuti as a national Entrepreneur of the Year award winner. Vattikuti, executive chairman of the IT services firm Altimetrik, was selected as a regional award winner for Michigan and Northwest Ohio in October. Vattikuti was one of 10 national winners

By |2020-11-28T13:18:07-05:00November 28th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

UM Professor Named To MichBio Board

ANN ARBOR—Officials at MichBio, the state’s life sciences industry lobbying group, announced the addition of Lola Eniola-Adefeso, university diversity and social transformation professor of chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, to its board of directors, completing a term expiring in December 2022. The diversity and social transformation professorship was awarded to an inaugural group

By |2020-11-28T13:11:27-05:00November 28th, 2020|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Priority Health Offers Employer Discounts Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

GRAND RAPIDS—Officials at Priority Health will provide financial support to all large, fully funded active employer groups amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The company plans to offer premium credits to employer groups in their February 2021 invoices. Priority Health previously announced in May its plans to return any revenue above the company’s 10 percent administrative

By |2020-11-28T13:11:27-05:00November 28th, 2020|Coronavirus, Science|

TC Utility First To Get Greener Circuit Switcher From Siemens

TRAVERSE CITY—The municipal utility Traverse City Light & Power has installed the first circuit switcher in the United States that uses air in place of traditional sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) insulating gas. Built at the Richland, Miss.-plant of Raleigh, N.C. Siemens Energy, the North American energy subsidiary of the German industrial giant, the Blue Clean Air

By |2020-11-28T13:11:27-05:00November 28th, 2020|ESD|

Gale Rolls Out New Version Of Online Learning Tool For Kids Ages 3-6

FARMINGTON HILLS—The online information services provider Gale announced the rollout of enhancements to its interactive online learning system for children ages 3 to 6, called “Miss Humblebee’s Academy.” New features include the following interface enhancements: Guided Learning Path: An updated classroom setting gives children a visual queue of a starting point, interval achievements, and a

By |2020-11-28T13:39:01-05:00November 20th, 2020|ESD, New Products / Contracts|

AI Developer Clinc Names Chief Customer Officer

ANN ARBOR—The artificial intelligence developer Clinc announced the appointment of Mahesh Baxi as the organization’s chief customer officer, effective immediately. “Enterprises with complex infrastructures are continuing to adopt new, cutting-edge technology, including AI, for various business purposes—in particular, customer service,” Baxi said. “I am looking forward to enabling a successful journey for both customers who

By |2020-11-20T17:18:45-05:00November 20th, 2020|New Products / Contracts|

ASME To Host Virtual Meeting On CAE, STEM Outreach

SOUTHFIELD–The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Metro Detroit will host its virtual meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. Speakers will be covering advancement in vehicle computer-aided engineering and automotive industry STEM outreach to youth to encourage a new generation of engineers. Allison Collins, a materials engineer at Ford Motor Co.,

By |2020-11-20T17:18:45-05:00November 20th, 2020|STEM|

Ohio Electric Truck Maker Picks Michigan For R&D Center

LANSING—Michigan continues to claim its position as the automotive capital of the world with the announcement from Ohio-based Lordstown Motors Corp. on plans to establish an automotive research and development center in Farmington Hills with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced. Lordstown Motors received a $1 million Michigan Business

By |2020-11-20T17:18:45-05:00November 20th, 2020|Auto Tech, Engineering Society of Detroit|

GM To Spend $27 Billion Rolling Out 30 New Electric Vehicles

DETROIT—Officials at General Motors Co. announced plans to spend more than $27 billion to roll out 30 new electric vehicles over the next five years. The company said that during that time, its Ultium battery packs will cost 60 percent less than today’s packs with twice the energy density. And to counter fears of range

By |2020-11-20T17:18:46-05:00November 20th, 2020|Auto Tech, Engineering Society of Detroit|

Duo Report Finds Changing Security Landscape As Pandemic Forces Remote Work

ANN ARBOR—A new report on the growing shift to remote digital work from Duo Security, the Ann Arbor-based IT security firm now part of Cisco Systems Inc., finds a shift away from a widely used type of two-factor authentication, a rise in biometric authentication, and continued growth of cloud-based applications. Duo officials say the security

By |2020-11-12T19:41:18-05:00November 12th, 2020|Cyber Defense, Featured|