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 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.

SWE’s Annual Conference And Career Fair Goes Virtual

CHICAGO—The Society of Women Engineers’ WE20 is now a two-week virtual conference and career fair scheduled for Nov. 2-13. WE20 provides a platform for women in engineering to gather with like-minded peers, share innovative ideas, make connections for career advancement and ultimately make strides in recruiting more women in engineering. “Based on the current status

By |2020-09-18T09:04:07-04:00September 18th, 2020|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

GR IT Consulting Company Develops App To Sync NetSuite, HubSpot

GRAND RAPIDS—Officials with the Grand Rapids marketing technology consultant ManoByte announced the launch of a new application that provides users of NetSuite and HubSpot software the ability to sync their customer relationship management data—leads, contacts, and companies—across the two platforms. The officials said the application is the only one on the market allowing up to

By |2020-09-18T09:04:07-04:00September 18th, 2020|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Connected Nation Michigan Sets Webinar On Telehealth

LANSING—Connected Nation Michigan, the state’s unit of the broadband advocacy group Connected Nation, will host a webinar on telehealth usage and advances for patients and doctors on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The event, set to begin at 11 a.m. Eastern time, will feature a discussion with Ryan Palmer, chief of the Telecommunications Access Policy Division within

By |2020-09-18T09:04:07-04:00September 18th, 2020|IoT, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

ESD TechCentury Student Writing Contest Returns For 2020

SOUTHFIELD—The Engineering Society of Detroit has announced the opening of its third annual TechCentury Student Writing Contest. The contest aims to promote and engage student voices and ideas about the profession of engineering. The contest is now open to all students attending accredited Michigan universities and studying within any of the engineering disciplines or related

By |2020-09-18T09:04:08-04:00September 18th, 2020|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

New Truck, Bus Electrification Engineering Center Gets State Support

LANSING—The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a $500,000 Michigan Business Development Fund performance-based grant to support a $4.17 million project to build a new “eMobility Center” in Rochester Hills for the Lisle, Ill.- based truck manufacturer Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV). Navistar builds International brand commercial trucks, diesel engines, and IC Bus brand school and commercial buses.

By |2020-09-13T19:14:42-04:00September 13th, 2020|Auto Tech, Clean Update, ESD|

Pewabic Pottery Goes Solar

DETROIT—Officials of the 117-year-old Detroit pottery maker Pewabic Pottery announced a move to 21st century energy, with the addition of 74 solar panels atop its education center and tile studio, out of sight of its iconic Tudor storefront on East Jefferson Avenue. Installed by Powerhome Solar, the panels will offset approximately 16 percent of Pewabic’s

By |2020-09-13T19:14:42-04:00September 13th, 2020|Clean Update|

UM Professors Winners Of Heart Association’s COVID-19 Data Challenge

DALLAS—Four teams of scientific researchers have been named finalists in the first phase of the American Heart Association COVID-19 Data Challenge, which focuses on understanding the relationships between COVID-19 and other health conditions, health disparities, and social determinants of health that may bring a higher burden of illness or mortality. After peer review by a

By |2020-09-13T19:14:42-04:00September 13th, 2020|Life Sciences|

Cannabis Grow, Processing Center Coming To Madison Heights

SAN DIEGO—Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. announced the closing of its $6.2 million purchase of property at 29600 Stephenson Highway in Madison Heights and a long-term lease with subsidiary Holistic Industries to open a 63,000 square foot Cannabis processing and distribution center. In addition to the Michigan property, IIP owns and leases to Holistic three other

By |2020-09-06T16:09:56-04:00September 6th, 2020|Marijuana Business, News|

T-Mobile Provides West Michigan Towns With 5G Service

BELLEVUE, Wash.—Officials at the wireless carrier T-Mobile announced areas in and around the city of Bangor and the village of Decatur, both located in southwest Michigan’s Van Buren County, have access to 5G service. The Michigan towns were among 81 cities and towns across the country that received 5G service. T-Mobile said the new service

By |2020-09-06T16:10:35-04:00September 6th, 2020|Featured, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

New study: College Students Lack Basic Needs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

LANSING—As college students return to class—whether remotely or in person—data shows that over 50 percent of college students in the United States are experiencing insecurity when it comes to basic needs like food and housing, according to a new report. Even more stark is the data broken down by race, which shows that 71 percent

By |2020-08-29T12:44:29-04:00August 29th, 2020|ESD|