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.

Bedrock In Massive Purchase Of Green Energy From DTE

DETROIT—Bedrock, Detroit’s largest real-estate developer, announced its continued commitment to reduce overall carbon emissions across its portfolio through an agreement with DTE Energy to acquire approximately 22 million kilowatt hours—or 22,000 megawatt hours—of Michigan-generated clean energy annually through DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower voluntary renewable energy program. “As the city’s largest real-estate operator, we believe that it

By |2021-04-26T20:28:27-04:00April 26th, 2021|Clean Update, Featured|

Consumers Energy Plans 200 Fast Charging EV Stations By 2024

JACKSON—Officials at the Jackson-based electric and gas utility Consumers Energy said the company would celebrate Earth Week by announcing it has now built the backbone for its growing fast charging network for electric vehicles across Michigan. Charging stations that allow emissions-free EVs to power up quickly are in place in 24 locations, reaching 250 miles

By |2021-04-20T17:35:18-04:00April 20th, 2021|Auto Tech|

New SEMA Testing Facility Purchased In Plymouth

PLYMOUTH —The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the purchase of a 45,000-square-foot building in Plymouth to be used as a second SEMA Garage, where manufacturers will have access to advanced product-development tools and equipment, an emissions testing lab, an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) research and development center, and expert technicians who will help

By |2021-04-16T16:53:02-04:00April 16th, 2021|Auto Tech, ESD|

Fanuc Robotics, Machine Tool Maker In New Training Program

ROCHESTER HILLS—FANUC America Corp., the factory automation provider, and Pine Brook, N.J.-based Doosan Machine Tools America, announced an education project to build the next generation of machinists. The FANUC Certified CNC Training Program now offers manufacturing skills development using Doosan machine tools. The new offering adds to the depth and breadth of FANUC’s CNC training tools and allows operators

By |2021-04-16T16:53:02-04:00April 16th, 2021|ESD|

Consumers Energy Donates $50k For Small-Town Development

JACKSON–Michigan communities in Oscoda, Livingston and Gratiot counties are receiving a total of $50,000 for projects designed to make smaller Michigan communities better places to live and work after winning the Consumers Energy Foundation’s 2021 “Put Your Town on the Map” competition. Comins Township in Oscoda County received $25,000 for first place, Pinckney received $15,000

By |2021-04-16T16:53:02-04:00April 16th, 2021|ESD|

100 Workers Sought For Tech, Trades Training

DETROIT—The Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) is now seeking 100 civilians and companies in Metro Detroit for inclusion in the Operation Next advanced manufacturing training program. The hybrid training, developed by LIFT, the Detroit-based Department of Defense-supported national manufacturing innovation institute, combines self-directed virtual learning with hands-on lab work to provide foundational knowledge,

By |2021-04-08T18:57:32-04:00April 8th, 2021|ESD|

St. John Lutheran School Takes Fourth Place At Future City Nationals

SOUTHFIELD—The team from St. John Lutheran School in Rochester won a fourth place finish in the national tournament of Future City. Future City is a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities set at least 100 years in the future. The competition’s theme changes every

By |2021-04-08T18:57:32-04:00April 8th, 2021|ESD|

Defense Industry Group Becomes Sponsor Of Lawrence Tech Autonomous Vehicle Team

SOUTHFIELD—The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Michigan Chapter has become a sponsor of Lawrence Technological University’s team in a global competition for autonomous vehicles in which LTU is three-time defending global champion. “In our efforts to both promote STEM (Science , Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and connect the defense industry with academia, we were

By |2021-04-08T18:57:32-04:00April 8th, 2021|Auto Tech, ESD|

LTU, Jackson Incubator Get Grant To Boost COVID-19 Response With Startups’ New Tech

JACKSON—U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced this week that a total of $29 million would be awarded to 44 organizations as part of the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Scaling Pandemic Resilience Through Innovation and Technology (SPRINT) Challenge. This includes a $569,300 federal grant from the Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI

By |2021-04-08T18:57:33-04:00April 8th, 2021|Entrepreneur, ESD|

Genomenon Completes $5.3 Million Financing Round

ANN-ARBOR—Genomenon, the genetics informatics company, has completed a $5.3 million financing round, company officials announced.  The financing will enable the company to expand its commercial operations, which serve genetic testing labs, hospitals, pharmaceutical and biopharma companies. New investors in this round of financing included BroadOak Capital Partners LLC of Bethesda, Md., Green Park & Golf

By |2021-03-26T15:10:29-04:00March 26th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|