Matt Roush

About Matt Roush

Matt Roush, a former business and technology journalist for such publications as the Traverse City Record Eagle, Crain's Detroit Business and WWJ News Radio's GLTR, is now the director of communications at Lawrence Technological University. He also is editor of the Engineering Society of Detroit's Technology Century website, plus a co-host of M2 TechCast on the PodcastDetroit Network.

Ford Motor Co. Creates Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC

DEARBORN — Ford Motor Co. announced it has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organization charged with accelerating its autonomous vehcile business. The new LLC will take over Ford’s self-driving systems integration, autonomous vehicle research and advanced engineering, AV transportation-as-a-service network development, user experience, business strategy and business development teams. The new LLC, which

By |2018-07-26T15:29:13+00:00July 26th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

Data Privacy, Ads Drive Customer Dissastisfaction In Social Media: ACSI

ANN ARBOR — Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter have the least satisfied users in social media, according to the latest data from the American Customer Satisfaction Index 2018 E-Business Report. Customer satisfaction with social media as a whole fell 1.4 percent to a score of 72 on the ACSI’s 100-point scale, ranking it among the bottom

By |2018-07-26T15:21:26+00:00July 26th, 2018|Announcements/New Products, Social Media|

TGW Systems Inc, U.S.A. Announces New Paid Apprenticeship Program

GRAND RAPIDS — TGW Systems Inc. USA, the subsidiary of the Austrian material handling systems manufacurer, has announced a new mechatronics paid apprenticeship program, developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor and the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development. Company officials said the apprenticeship program would focus on the underemployed and military

By |2018-07-26T15:21:57+00:00July 26th, 2018|Announcements/New Products, New Products / Contracts|

WMU Partners With Merit To Offer Cybersecurity Training, Certification

KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan University is expanding educational opportunities in cybersecurity under a new collaboration with Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc., a nonprofit organization providing high-performance computer networking and related services to educational, government, health care, and nonprofit organization. Under the collaboration, WMU will offer noncredit, online professional development courses in cybersecurity training. Registration for

By |2018-07-26T15:21:26+00:00July 26th, 2018|Cyber Defense, ESD|

Detroit Gamer Launches Tool To Help Other App Publishers Multi-Level Market

DETROIT — A Detroit entrepreneur and game developer has launched a new user growth platform for mobile app developers called WildFire. Introduced by Ken Johnson, creator of the card game Phase 10, WildFire provides a new method for app developers, particularly startups and independents, to get noticed in the crowded app marketplace without costly ad-based

By |2018-07-20T11:11:09+00:00July 20th, 2018|Announcements/New Products, ESD, New Products / Contracts|

Duo Security, CyberArk Expand Cybersecurity Packages

ANN ARBOR - Duo Security’s flagship zero-trust product – Duo Beyond – now integrates with the CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution, empowering organizations to evaluate the security hygiene of a device before granting access to further extend security and reinforce consistent policy enforcement. The pact was announced this week. The integration also gives organizations the

By |2018-07-20T09:41:04+00:00July 20th, 2018|Cyber Defense, ESD|

MSU Engineering Students Win IEEE Antenna Event

EAST LANSING — Michigan State University engineering students sounded the channel and won the “foxhunt” at the 2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium Student Design Competition at 2018 antennas and propagation symposium, held July 8-13 in Boston. The team of undergraduates Anton Schlegel and Justin Opperman and graduate students Pratik Chatterjee and Billy Stevers designed

By |2018-07-20T09:41:04+00:00July 20th, 2018|Connected Tech, ESD, Mobile MI|

Ann Arbor Drone Inspection Company Cuts Deal With Offshore Wind Developer

ANN ARBOR — SkySpecs, the robotic drone inspection technology for the wind energy industry, announced it has  successfully automated the inspection of the world’s largest offshore wind turbine, at Burbo Bank Extension in the Irish Sea. The announcement was made with Ørsted, the Fredericia, Denmark-based developer of offshore wind farms. “Providing consistent image quality across

By |2018-07-20T09:41:04+00:00July 20th, 2018|Drones, Engineering Society of Detroit|

New State Report: Line 5 Spill Would Be Huge Disaster For Great Lakes

LANSING — Michigan state agencies have released for public comment a draft independent analysis of the impacts of a potential oil spill from Enbridge Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. A team led by Michigan Technological University and directed by professor Guy Meadows of Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center submitted the draft report

By |2018-07-19T16:03:38+00:00July 19th, 2018|Clean Update, Politics|

Lawrence Tech Spending $2.5 Million In Laptop Upgrade For Students

SOUTHFIELD – Lawrence Technological University is in the midst of a $2.5 million laptop upgrade for about 1,300 of its students. The laptops, on average, include $75,000 worth of software per student. Aging, 4-year-old MacBooks and Lenovo Yoga laptops will be replaced with upgraded MacBook Pros and Fujitsu Lifebooks. LTU student laptops also come pre-loaded

By |2018-07-11T19:25:07+00:00July 11th, 2018|ESD|