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 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.

ACSI: Overall Customer Satisfaction Falls In 2020

ANN ARBOR—The deterioration in customer satisfaction across all industries in the United States continued in 2020, with a 0.9 percent drop in the fourth quarter to a score of 73.7 (out of 100), according to the national American Customer Satisfaction Index. While the COVID-19 pandemic may have exacerbated things, the decline in ACSI began more than

By |2021-02-21T18:34:40-05:00February 21st, 2021|News|

Business Management Software Developer Buys Veterinary Practice Software Maker

ANN ARBOR—Officials at DaySmart Software, the developer of business management software for salon, spa, tattoo, and pet care entrepreneurs, announced the acquisition of Redwood City, Calif.-based Vetter Software, provider of cloud-based veterinary practice management software. This acquisition expands DaySmart’s pet services platform to serve veterinarians, groomers and kennel facilities. Founded in 2011 by Sagi Solomon, Vetter’s

By |2021-02-19T17:23:37-05:00February 19th, 2021|ESD|

Masco Creates $50 Million Venture Capital Fund To Fund Home Improvement Innovations

LIVONIA—Masco Corp. announced the establishment of Masco Ventures, which will invest in companies that advance Masco’s commitment to innovation. A fully owned subsidiary of Masco, Masco Ventures is a $50 million venture capital fund focused on startups that are strategically relevant to Masco’s industry-leading brands, which include Behr paint, Delta and Hansgrohe faucets, bath and

By |2021-02-19T17:23:38-05:00February 19th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Consumers Energy Buys 166 Megawatts Of Wind Power From Crescent Wind

JONESVILLE—Officials at Consumers Energy announced that it had taken ownership of the 166-megawatt Crescent Wind farm in Hillsdale County, which is now producing clean, renewable energy for residents and businesses in Michigan. Said Dennis Dobbs, vice president of enterprise project management, engineering and services for Consumers Energy: “It’s amazing to consider the addition of Crescent Wind

New e-Scooter Rolled Out By Canton-Based Lotus International

CANTON TWP.—Officials at Lotus International Co., a Shell consumer products brand licensee, announced the debut of Shell Ride SR-5S e-scooter in North America. This is the first offering in the Shell e-mobility line of products. The electric SR-5S boasts a sleek design and provides a lower-carbon means of transport for personal journeys. Its features include:

By |2021-02-19T17:23:39-05:00February 19th, 2021|Auto Tech|

Future City STEM Judges, City Enthusiasts Sought For Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C.–DiscoverE, the organization behind National Engineers Week, is seeking volunteer judges for its Future City national competition in which middle schoolers design and build a model of a city set more than a century in the future. Judges watch teams’ video presentations, ask teams questions live via Zoom, and use a detailed scoring rubric

By |2021-02-19T17:38:42-05:00February 14th, 2021|ESD, STEM|

LTU Offers Summer Science Camp Prize In Competition Marking National Engineers Week

SOUTHFIELD—Middle school and high school students are invited to solve the technological challenges of tomorrow as part of Lawrence Technological University’s celebration of National Engineers Week. The LTU E-Week Challenge asks students to submit a written essay of up to 500 words or a one-minute video on solving a scientific, engineering, or technological challenge. The

By |2021-02-19T17:38:56-05:00February 14th, 2021|ESD|

Software Developer Providing EV, AV Course Material To Wayne State

DETROIT—Amesite Inc., the artificial intelligence software developer, announced that it will now offer six-week certification courses through Wayne State University on autonomous vehicle technologies, data science, electric vehicle technologies, mobility as a service, and programming for autonomous systems. “We chose to partner with Amesite because they offer the most advanced online learning platform in the

By |2021-02-05T16:19:12-05:00February 5th, 2021|ESD, Software|

ASME Detroit, UM Chapter Set Virtual Auto Industry Even

SOUTHFIELD—The Metro Detroit chapter and the University of Michigan student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will host a virtual event on “Opportunities nad Trends in the Automotive Industry.” The free event runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Feb. 11. The event will inform attendees on how mechanical engineers

By |2021-02-05T16:19:13-05:00February 5th, 2021|ESD|

Ford, Google Announce Partnership For In-Vehicle App Services

DEARBORN—Ford Motor Co. and Google have announced a partnership to create new services for connected vehicles. Ford also named Google Cloud its preferred cloud provider, and said that beginning in 2023, future Ford and Lincoln vehicles at all price points will be powered by Android, with Google apps and services built-in. The partnership includes a

By |2021-02-05T16:19:13-05:00February 5th, 2021|Featured, Mobile MI, Mobility|