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 Director of Media Relations and Managing Editor, University News Bureau. 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.

Robot Group Says Orders Up 5.2 PercentI In First Nine Months Of 2019

ANN ARBOR–The Robotic Industries Association announced that North American robot unit orders are up 5.2 percent through the third quarter, compared to 2018 orders. So far this year, North American companies have ordered 23,894 robotic units, valued at $1.3 billion. In the third quarter, North American companies ordered 7,446 robots, valued at $438 million. Both

By |2019-11-29T19:17:31-05:00November 29th, 2019|ESD|

ESD Sets Session On Winter PE, FE Courses

SOUTHFIELD—The Engineering Society of Detroit will host an information session on its state engineer licensing examination prep programs on Monday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 7 p.m. at ESD Headquarters At this free session, engineering professionals will be on hand to answer questions and provide  the information needed to get started on the path to

By |2019-11-29T19:17:32-05:00November 29th, 2019|ESD|

Wayfair To Bring 500 Plus Jobs To Lansing Area

LANSING–Wayfair, the Boston-based online store for home furnishings and décor, announced it would establish a customer service center in Meridian Township, which the company says will create 500 full time jobs over three years. State aid for the center was approved at the board meeting of the Michigan Strategic Fund Nov. 26, in the form

By |2019-11-29T19:17:32-05:00November 29th, 2019|ESD|

Aluminum Group To Host Automotive Body Course

PLYMOUTH—Automotive Aluminum Advisors announced its first aluminum body sheet course designed to help automakers and their suppliers learn more about aluminum technology. The inaugural course will be held Feb. 11 and 12 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. Click here to register and preview the venue. The two-day course is designed for the continuing

By |2019-11-17T19:53:02-05:00November 17th, 2019|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

Michigan Security Company Identifies ‘Emotet’ As Top Threat

COMMERCE TWP.—The latest Quarterly Threat Landscape report from the managed security services provider Nuspire identified Emotet as the most prevalent activity in the botnet, malware and exploit world in the third quarter, with a 730 percent increase in activity in September after being in a near dormant state. Emotet, a modular banking Trojan, has added

By |2019-11-18T07:57:19-05:00November 13th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

New UM study: Lake Huron A Crucial Part Of Controlling Toxic Lake Erie Algal Blooms

ANN ARBOR—A new study from the University of Michigan asserts that targets to reduce phosphorous outputs from the Detroit area to control toxic blooms of cyanobacteria in Lake Erie are unrealistic if the phosphorous inputs from Lake Huron aren’t controlled as well. In an effort to control the cyanobacteria blooms and dead zones that plague

By |2019-11-14T11:02:18-05:00November 10th, 2019|Clean Update, Featured, Life Sciences|

New Genetic Research Software From Genomenon

ANN ARBOR—The Ann Arbor-based genetic research software developer Genomenon Inc. announced the release of version 2.0 of its Mastermind software. The genomic search engine now includes the ability to search the entirety of the genomic literature by phenotypes (symptoms). This new functionality will further accelerate diagnosis of patients with genetic and rare diseases. Patients, particularly those with

By |2019-11-14T11:11:10-05:00November 10th, 2019|ESD, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Holland Supply Chain Software Developer Launches Freight Market Index

HOLLAND—BluJay Solutions, a developer of supply chain software and services, has announced the launch of its Freight Market Index (FMI), a monthly report providing transportation market intelligence for shippers, carriers, and industry professionals. The FMI is comprised of key performance indicators derived from more than $18 billion in annualized freight under management transacting within BluJay’s Global Trade

By |2019-11-14T11:05:18-05:00November 10th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

Canton Clinical Trial Software Provider Rolls Out Anonymization Tool

CANTON TWP.—TrialAssure, developers of clinical trial management software, announced a limited release of a new product, Anonymize R, a document anonymization software that uses machine learning, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence to protect patient privacy by automatically finding and removing personal information from text. TrialAssure’s newest addition to its transparency suite, Anonymize R, is

By |2019-11-14T11:06:51-05:00November 10th, 2019|ESD, Software|

UM Study Finds What People Want In An Autonomous Car

ANN ARBOR—Agreeable, conscientious and stable. These are three human personality traits that, it turns out, we want to see in our driverless cars regardless of whether we possess them ourselves, according to a new study from the University of Michigan. UM researchers set out to examine how a person’s perception of safety in an autonomous

By |2019-11-14T11:09:24-05:00November 10th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|