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.

Dow Develops, Donates Level 2 Medical Isolation Gowns

MIDLAND–For healthcare professionals battling the COVID-19 pandemic, isolation gowns are among the most used and needed personal protective equipment. In response to this critical need, Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) collaborated with nine partners across industries to develop and donate 100,000 isolation gowns to help frontline workers in Texas, Louisiana and Mexico. “The Dow team

By |2020-05-23T15:06:45-04:00May 23rd, 2020|Coronavirus, Science|

Red Cedar Development Moves Forward With Michigan Strategic Fund Approval

LANSING—The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a brownfield redevelopment tax increment financing plan for the $256 million Red Cedar mixed use development. The project, being built by Continental/Ferguson Lansing LLC, will include multi-generational housing, restaurants, retail and two hotels along the Michigan Avenue corridor connecting Lansing with the region. According to the Michigan Economic Development

By |2020-05-23T15:06:45-04:00May 23rd, 2020|ESD|

Dow Foundation Donates $1 Million For Flood Relief

MIDLAND—In response to the widespread devastation caused by extensive rain and dam failure impacting its global headquarters community, and the Dow Company Foundation announced today $1 million of financial support for immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts associated with the flooding and its aftermath. “Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region has been Dow’s home for more than

By |2020-05-23T15:22:57-04:00May 23rd, 2020|ESD, Featured|

GR Materials Manufacturer Partners With Coca-Cola, MakersRespond On Face Shields

GRAND RAPIDS—Boyd Corp., a manufacturer of engineered materials and thermal management systems, announced a joint effort with Coca-Cola Co. and MakersRespond.org to deliver critically needed medical face shields for healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic in Michigan. Boyd is modifying production lines, tooling and material supplies at its plants to manufacture the Origami Face Shield,

By |2020-05-15T14:10:34-04:00May 15th, 2020|Coronavirus, Science|

MEDC Launches Website To Support COVID-19 Economic Recovery

LANSING—The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has announced several new initiatives designed to support the economic recovery efforts of small businesses and downtown areas throughout the state. These initiatives include the MI Local Biz Community Crowdfunding Program, which pairs successful crowdfunding efforts with a financial match from the MEDC; an expansion of the Match on Main

By |2020-05-15T14:05:07-04:00May 15th, 2020|Coronavirus, Featured, Science|

New Online Service For Educators Affected By COVID-19

GRANDVILLE—The World Literacy Foundation announced the development of an interactive online service offering resources for educators who have been affected by the indefinite school lockdown as a result of COVID-19. The purpose behind the streaming service was born out of the coronavirus lockdown of classrooms of an estimated 25 million teachers in Africa, Asia, Middle

By |2020-05-15T14:05:40-04:00May 15th, 2020|Engineering Society of Detroit, Featured|

Marshall Named ITC Vice President Transmission Planning

NOVI—Charles L. Marshall has been named vice president of transmission planning by ITC Holdings Corp., the Novi-based owner of power transmission lines. He succeeds Thomas W. Vitez, who retired from ITC on May 1. At ITC, Marshall’s responsibilities have ranged from regulatory policy and stakeholder relations to project engineering and business unit planning. His experience and committee

By |2020-05-15T14:05:08-04:00May 15th, 2020|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Three Michigan Startups Get NASA Grants To Develop Space Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Three Michigan companies are among 124 recipients of $104 million in NASA research funding under the federal Small Business Innovation Research program, under which federal agencies are required to set aside research dollars for small businesses. The selected companies are previous NASA SBIR Phase I award recipients who successfully have established the feasibility of

By |2020-05-08T11:55:18-04:00May 8th, 2020|ESD|

2,700 Michigan Small Businesses Get State Relief Grants

LANSING—More than 2,700 small businesses around Michigan have been awarded a total of $10 million in grants by local economic development organizations through the Michigan Small Business Relief Program, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced. The grants under the Michigan Small Business Relief Program are intended to support businesses facing drastic reductions in cash flow

By |2020-05-08T11:55:19-04:00May 8th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Politics, Politics/Government|

New LTU Degree Combines Technology With The Humanities

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University is offering a new degree that combines high tech with the humanities to prepare graduates for the jobs of tomorrow. The Bachelor of Science in Technological Humanities will be offered through the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Communication, part of LTU’s College of Arts and Sciences. The curriculum begins with a

By |2020-05-08T11:55:19-04:00May 8th, 2020|ESD|