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.

ASME Sponsors May 7 Electric, Autonomous Vehicle Event At ACM

YPSILANTI—The American Society of Mechanical Engineers will sponsor “Electric/Self-Drive Vehicle Technology In Action” Tuesday, May 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Center for Mobility, 2701 Airport Drive in Ypsilanti. The event will be held inside Hangar 1 at ACM, 801 Kirk Profit Drive. Signs will guide visitors from the site entrance to

By |2019-04-03T16:55:11-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

DeWitt Named CEO Of Testek LLC, Avtron Aerospace

WIXOM - Bruce DeWitt has been named the new CEO of Testek LLC and Avtron Aerospace, succeeding one of Testek’s founders. DeWitt joins Testek/Avtron from Logic PD in Minneapolis, where he served as CEO since 2013. “Bruce is ideally suited to lead Testek/Avtron given his deep experience in the aerospace and defense industry, focused on complex

By |2019-04-03T16:55:11-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Engineering Society of Detroit|

ESD Job Fair Coming April 29

SOUTHFIELD—The Engineering Society of Detroit will hold its annual Spring Engineering and Technology Job Fair Monday, April 29 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi. The event is tailored specifically to meet the needs of engineering and technology professionals and employers. For employers that have struggled

By |2019-03-31T18:09:51-04:00March 31st, 2019|ESD|

Akeel Develops MaxFit All-In-One-Gym At LTU’s Centrepolis Accelerator

ROYAL OAK - Nezar Akeel, creator and Founder of MaxFit, explains his All-In-One gym product on this segment of M2 Techcast. He’s working with the Lawrence Technological University’s Centrepolis Accelerator. He's also launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund commercialization of his athletic training product. Nezar Akeel More at To listen, click on  

By |2019-03-30T15:39:53-04:00March 30th, 2019|Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Detroit Tech Watch Software Event Coming To TechTown June 29

DETROIT—The organizers behind the Detroit DevDay software development conference are rolling out a new event, Detroit Tech Watch 1.0, to be held June 29 at TechTown. Ir will feature talks on the future of software development, including talks about the Pony Language and Flutter, along with Crystal, Julia, ReasonML and other new languages and software development concepts. Early bird tickets to the event

By |2019-03-28T17:49:03-04:00March 28th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Software|

Michigan’s Tech Employment Up 12,000 jobs In 2018

LANSING—Technology-related employment in Michigan grew by more than 12,000 new jobs in 2018 and the tech sector increased its contribution to the state’s economy, according to Cyberstates 2019,  a guide to national, state and metropolitan area tech sector and tech workforce analytics published annually by CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association. Net tech employment grew by an estimated 12,354

By |2019-03-28T17:49:03-04:00March 28th, 2019|News|

Robotic Farming Latest Roush Enterprises Venture

LIVONIA—Self-driving robots are coming to the world’s farms. At least, that’s the goal of a new partnership between the Livonia-based engineering and prototyping firm Roush and FarmWise, a San Francisco-based agricultural technology developer. The two companies announced Wednesday that they will collaborate to develop and test autonomous vegetable weeders in Michigan. The initial contract between FarmWise and Roushincludes the development

By |2019-03-28T17:49:03-04:00March 28th, 2019|IoT|

15 MSU Student Startups To Compete April 17 For $40,000 In Prizes

EAST LANSING—The Burgess New Venture Challenge (BNVC) has announced 15 finalists for its first annual venture competition at Michigan State University. BNVC finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges on Wednesday, April 17 at the Jackson and Christman Lounges of the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts in East Lansing. Teams will compete for more than

By |2019-03-28T17:49:03-04:00March 28th, 2019|Entrepreneurs|

MSU Launches Online Master’s Degrees In Engineering

EAST LANSING—The Michigan State University College of Engineering announced the launch of its first two online master’s degree programs. The new online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering enable students in these disciplines to reap the benefits of an MSU engineering education without having to relocate to East

By |2019-03-23T16:28:02-04:00March 23rd, 2019|ESD|

UM Makes Esports Multiplayer Video Game Competition An Official Recreational Sport

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan Recreational Sports department is joining numerous universities across the country in forming a competitive Esports program, schedule to be up and running for the Fall 2019 semester. Esports is a multiplayer video game competition played in a team format. Games are primarily played on PCs, and competitions can take place

By |2019-03-23T16:23:36-04:00March 23rd, 2019|ESD, IoT|