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.

Team From Ghana Wins Robofest At Lawrence Tech

SOUTHFIELD - A team of high school students from the West African nation of Ghana took first place in the Senior Game Division at the Robofest World Championships, held Saturday at Lawrence Technological University. Team Acro-Bot hailed from the Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation, a robotics organization in Accra, Ghana’s capital city. Taking second place were

By |2019-05-22T10:55:20-04:00May 22nd, 2019|ESD|

U-M’s Graham Sustainability Institute Awards Four ‘Catalyst’ Research Grants

ANN ARBOR—Four new research grants from the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute will address the challenges of safe drinking water, climate change vulnerability, sustainable livestock production, and the health and energy justice impacts of electricity generation. Led by multidisciplinary faculty teams, these new Catalyst Grant projects will lay the groundwork for ongoing collaborations and

By |2019-05-17T12:09:53-04:00May 17th, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

LTU Student-Produced Documentary On Women Of Color In STEM Now Up On YouTube

SOUTHFIELD—A team of students in Lawrence Technological University’s media communication program has produced a half-hour documentary film on previously little-known contributions to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) by three women of color in the early and mid-20th Century. “Women Untold” traces the lives and accomplishments of three women of color in STEM: Jewel Plummer

By |2019-05-17T12:09:53-04:00May 17th, 2019|STEAM|

Berkley High School Students Win ACE Michigan Design Competition

SOUTHFIELD—A team of high school students from Berkley High School was recognized as the winner of the 2018-19 ACE Mentor Program of Michigan in an honors dinner Tuesday night at Lawrence Technological University. The ACE Mentor – Michigan (an acronym for Architecture, Construction, Engineering) program teaches high school students about the wide range of career

By |2019-05-17T12:09:53-04:00May 17th, 2019|ESD|

New Autonomous Vehicle Simulation Center To Create 50 Jobs

LANSING—Multimatic Sales & Marketing Inc. will build an advanced vehicle development and driving simulation center in Novi with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced. The company is a subsidiary of Markham, Ontario-based Multimatic Inc., a global supplier of engineered components, systems, and services to the automotive industry. The project, the

By |2019-05-17T12:09:54-04:00May 17th, 2019|Auto Tech, ESD|

Kraig Leases Vietnamese Factory For Spider Silk Used To Protect Soldiers

ANN ARBOR—Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc., the developer of “spider silk” textiles through genetic engineering, announced that its subsidiary Prodigy Textiles has signed a new five-year lease on a 50,000-square-foot factory in Quang Nam province, Vietnam. Company officials, in a press release, said the new factory “is expected to play a major role in supporting the

By |2019-05-12T15:49:22-04:00May 12th, 2019|ESD, New Products / Contracts|

Report Details Phosphorus Sources In Detroit River Watershed

ANN ARBOR—Though the Detroit River delivers one-quarter of the phosphorus that flows into Lake Erie, there’s never been a detailed accounting of the nutrient’s urban and agricultural sources across the entire binational watershed. The uncertainty created by this knowledge gap has complicated efforts to develop a regional strategy for reducing phosphorus inputs to Lake Erie,

By |2019-05-12T15:49:22-04:00May 12th, 2019|Clean Update|

Livonia Manufacturer Hits 40,000 Repairs Mark For Wind Turbines

LIVONIA—PSI Repair Services Inc., the Livonia-based service provider to the wind energy industry, announced that it recently surpassed 40,000 repaired wind turbine parts for the wind energy market, following a busy 2018. PSI offers component repair and engineering services for GE, Vestas, Gamesa, Siemens, RePower, Acciona, Suzlon, Nordex, Mitsubishi, and Clipper wind turbines. PSI covers

By |2019-05-12T13:30:32-04:00May 12th, 2019|Clean Update|

Aviation Startup Launches Seed Equity Round

DETROIT—Airspace Experience Technologies, an aviation technology start-up that is developing an electric-powered vertical takeoff and landing aircraft that can be rented by the public, announced the launch of an equity funding round through the crowdfunding platform SeedInvest. The company, based at Detroit City Airport, seeks to produce and operate fleets of safe, reliable, emission-free aircraft.

By |2019-05-12T13:30:32-04:00May 12th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, ESD|

Pixel Velocity Adds To Management Team

ANN ARBOR—Pixel Velocity, the Ann Arbor-based provider of industrial Internet of Things software and services, announced the addition of several new executives. Pixel Velocity’s Event Velocity is a digital operations software platform for automating the monitoring and management of remote and hazardous assets. Patrick Talley joined the company as executive vice president of sales. Talley has

By |2019-05-12T13:30:32-04:00May 12th, 2019|ESD, IoT|