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.

Induction Heating Company To Partner With NextEnergy To Advance Technology

AUBURN HILLS—Heat X, a developer of magnetic induction heating technology, announced an agreement with NextEnergy, the state of Michigan’s advanced energy industry accelerator, to boost the adoption and commercialization of several clean heating technologies, as alternatives for the world’s residential, commercial, industrial and transportation sectors. The partnership between Heat X and NextEnergy will be multifaceted.

By |2020-07-12T19:07:50-04:00July 12th, 2020|ESD|

Davenport Offers Free Online Workshop for K-12 Teachers To Boost Online Education

GRAND RAPIDS—Davenport University will offer Michigan PreK-12 teachers a free virtual workshop, based on a graduate-level course, to support the creation of online coursework for their students. The program addresses barriers and challenges teachers face when providing instruction online and helps them create a virtual learning map for effective online PreK-12 instruction. “The pandemic has

By |2020-07-12T19:07:51-04:00July 12th, 2020|ESD|

Dow Launches MobilityScience Platform For Transportation Industry

MIDLAND—Dow introduced a new customer-facing business platform for the transportation industry called MobilityScience. Dow officials say the transportation industry is undergoing its most significant transformation in more than 100 years. Digital technologies and the pressing need for a low-carbon economy have disrupted traditional value chains and present a new frontier for material science and innovation,

By |2020-07-12T19:07:51-04:00July 12th, 2020|Mobility|

Priority Health Provides Members Free Access To Personal Health Companion

GRAND RAPIDS—Priority Health has introduced a new customer benefit—Brook, a personal mobile health companion that provides support in the areas of nutrition, sleep management, general health and COVID-19 information. Brook, developed by the Seattle-based firm Brook Inc., uses artificial intelligence and real-time health expert access to provide 24/7 personalized support for general health concerns and

By |2020-07-12T19:07:51-04:00July 12th, 2020|Life Sciences, Mobile MI|

XLerateHealth Names Six Healthcare Startups For 2020 Cohort In Flint

FLINT—XlerateHealth, a national healthcare startup accelerator based in Louisville, Ky., announced the selection of six startup companies to its second annual cohort in Flint. The companies will participate in a 12-week intensive bootcamp, working with a team of coaches and mentors to support the successful commercialization of their business. The XLH program operates in the

By |2020-07-12T19:07:52-04:00July 12th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

J.D. Power: Auto Retail Sales Forecast To Decline 11.3 Percent In June From Year Before

TROY—The Troy-based customer experience analytics and auto industry consulting firm J.D. Power predicted that new vehicle retail sales in June are expected to be just over 1 million units, down 11.3 percent in June from June 2019, and a 5.7 percent decrease compared to the J.D. Power pre-virus forecast The seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR)

By |2020-06-28T18:33:24-04:00June 28th, 2020|ESD|

Ford F-150 To Debut With Advanced SiriusXM system

DEARBORN—Ford Motor Co. and Sirius XM announced that SiriusXM with 360L, SiriusXM’s newest and most advanced audio entertainment platform, will make its Ford debut in the 2021 F-150. SiriusXM with 360L is planned to be available on all future Ford models with its next generation Sync 4 communications and entertainment system.  The news was first

By |2020-06-28T18:33:25-04:00June 28th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Benzinga, Stake Partner On Financial API Integration

DETROIT–Benzinga, the largest financial news vendor to North American brokerages, announced Friday that it will partner with Stake, an online brokerage platform that provides its global customer base with opportunities to trade the United States market in a safe, reliable way. Stake’s product is bolstered by an extensive catalog of over 3,700 stocks and ETFs

By |2020-06-28T18:49:43-04:00June 28th, 2020|Featured, New Products / Contracts|

Report: Many Consumers Still Wary Of Self-Driving Cars

LIVONIA—Only two in five respondents in a new survey trust low-speed self-driving cars under ideal conditions, according to a new study released by the Livonia-based human behavior and analytics firm Escalent. The study, Friend, Servant or Evil Twin: Forging a Positive Driver-Car Relationship with Self-Driving Vehicles offers autonomous vehicle technology developers a new look at consumer attitudes

By |2020-06-20T14:44:55-04:00June 20th, 2020|Auto Tech|

LTU’s Robofest Goes Online- Only Robotics Competition In World In 2020

SOUTHFIELD—Like so many other educational activities, Lawrence Technological University’s Robofest World Championship is moving online this year. More than 2,500 students participate each year in Robofest in over 27 countries. When the coronavirus pandemic closed thousands of schools around the world in March, the student robotics competition was in the busy midst of its season

By |2020-06-20T14:39:40-04:00June 20th, 2020|ESD, Featured|