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.

Consumers Energy Foundation Gives $500k To Groups Protecting Michigan Environment

JACKSON—Four environmental organizations around Michigan are the recipients of the Consumers Energy Foundation’s second annual Planet Awards. “Consumers Energy is dedicated to ensuring Michigan has world-class natural resources, and this means supporting the natural beauty that can be found throughout the state,” said Brandon Hofmeister, president of the Consumers Energy Foundation. “Out of an overwhelming

By |2021-05-07T16:59:35-04:00May 7th, 2021|Clean Update|

Atlas Space Operations Adds Five Satellite Ground Stations

TRAVERSE CITY—Atlas Space Operations announced the addition of five new ground stations to its growing global satellite ground control network. The new antennas in New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, Alaska, and an upcoming commissioning in Dubai, represent a dramatic increase in Atlas’ global footprint and network capacity. The move is expected to bolster global antenna coverage

By |2021-05-07T16:59:35-04:00May 7th, 2021|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

LTU Launching Interdisciplinary Master Of Science In Artificial Intelligence

SOUTHFIELD—Explosive growth in the use of artificial intelligence technologies in a wide variety of industries, such as automotive, healthcare, retail, finance, science and manufacturing, has led Lawrence Technological University to create a new degree, the Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence. AI and big data are now being successfully used in the battle against the

By |2021-05-07T16:59:35-04:00May 7th, 2021|ESD, Featured|

Esperion Secures $50 Million To Finance Sales Expansion To Asia, Middle East

ANN ARBOR—Esperion Therapeutics, developers of a novel class of cholesterol-reducing drugs, announced that an investor group led by New York City-based Oberland Capital Management LLC agreed to provide the third and final tranche of funding under the revenue-based funding agreement totaling $50 million. The remaining funds are being released sooner than expected and in parallel

By |2021-04-30T14:14:14-04:00April 30th, 2021|Entrepreneurs, Life Sciences|

LIFT, Girl Scouts Offer Engineering Exploration To Grades 8-12

DETROIT—Officials at LIFT and the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan announced that they have launched a LIFT advanced manufacturing initiative aimed at encouraging local Girl Scouts in grades 8-12 to explore careers in advanced manufacturing and engineering. “Partnering with LIFT will provide our girls with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from a national manufacturing innovation

By |2021-04-30T14:18:09-04:00April 30th, 2021|ESD, Featured|

LTU To Add Bachelor Of Science In Data Science Degree

SOUTHFIELD—An unprecedented surge in the speed and power of computers is allowing the analysis of complex data sets to develop new vaccines, to analyze financial risk, to create efficient supply chains, or teach cars to drive themselves. A new degree at Lawrence Technological University will train students to analyze data to do all of those

By |2021-04-30T14:15:15-04:00April 30th, 2021|ESD|

Ford Gives Major Boost To Battery R&D

DEARBORN—Ford Motor Co. announced it would establish a new global battery “center of excellence,” to be called Ford Ion Park, to accelerate research and development of battery and battery cell technology, including future battery manufacturing. “We’re already scaling production of all-electric vehicles around the world as more customers experience and crave the fun-to-drive benefits of

By |2021-04-30T14:18:19-04:00April 30th, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update, Featured|

OneStream To Market Software In Belgium Through PwC

ROCHESTER—OneStream Software, developers of corporate performance management software, and PwC Belgium announced they have entered into a strategic alliance for the Belgian market. The partnership will leverage PwC’s expertise as a business and technology consulting provider and OneStream’s cloud-based CPM software to support activities ranging from project delivery to marketing and strategic business collaboration. “Belgium

By |2021-04-30T15:17:00-04:00April 30th, 2021|ESD, Software|

Comerica Michigan Economic Activity Index Rises

DETROIT—Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index rose 1 percent in February to a level of 104.0, from 102.9 in January. Economic activity in the year 2012 is equal to 100 on the index. The index is comprised of nine variables—nonfarm payroll employment, continuing claims for unemployment insurance, housing starts, house price index, industrial electricity sales,

By |2021-04-30T14:18:34-04:00April 30th, 2021|Featured, News|

Michigan Ross To Host ‘Positive Business’ Conference

ANN ARBOR—The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan will host its annual Positive Business Conference — an event aimed at informing and discussing topics related to improving workplace culture and delivering tangible business results — on May 13 and 14. The theme for this year’s virtual conference is “Meaningful Engagement in a Fragmented

By |2021-04-26T09:41:00-04:00April 26th, 2021|ESD|