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.

SME Scholarships Open Until Feb. 1

SOUTHFIELD – Officials with the SME Education Foundation announced that applications for the SME Education Foundation scholarships will be accepted until Feb. 1. Eligible students include high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students pursuing degrees in advanced manufacturing and related fields at two- and four-year colleges. The foundation has awarded more than $7 million to nearly 3,000

By |2019-01-28T08:38:40+00:00January 28th, 2019|ESD|

Huge Solar Farm Approved In Shiawassee County

CORUNNA — Construction of a $250 million, 1,200-acre solar power farm in mid-Michigan’s Shiawassee County is predicted to begin later this year after the project proposed by New York City-based Ranger Power was approved by the Shiawassee County Planning Commission. Officials with Ranger Power said the commission’s approval of a special use permit for the

By |2019-01-28T08:38:40+00:00January 28th, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

Wise Systems, WaveSense Win PlanetM Awards At Automobili-D

DETROIT – PlanetM, the state accelerator for the Michigan mobility industry, handed out two awards this week at Automobili-D, the mobility show spinout of the North American International Auto Show. Wise Systems, an autonomous dispatch and routing system for fleets, was named 2019 Techstars Startup of the Year, while WaveSense, developers of a ground-penetrating radar

By |2019-01-17T11:52:39+00:00January 17th, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

State Selects Pilot Projects For Michigan Mobility Challenge

DETROIT — Pointing to the critical role transportation plays in improving access to services and public life in communities across the state, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the final round of pilot projects to receive funding under the $8 million Michigan Mobility Challenge initiative this week at the North American International Auto Show. The Michigan

By |2019-01-17T11:52:40+00:00January 17th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured, Politics|

MCity To Access Autonomous Vehicle Safety Before Road Tests

ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan’s Mcity autonomous and connected vehicle testing center announced a test track-based concept for evaluating the safety of highly automated vehicles before they’re tested on public roads that UM officials say could emerge as a model for a voluntary standard for safety testing. The project comes after two highly

By |2019-01-17T11:52:40+00:00January 17th, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Mobility, Auto Industry To Create 100,000 Jobs – Six Times More Than College Graduates

DETROIT – Self-driving and electric cars will help create more than 100,000 mobility industry jobs in the United States in the coming decade, including up to 30,000 jobs for engineers with degrees in computer-related subjects. The demand could be as much as six times the expected number of such graduates, exacerbating the industry’s already significant

By |2019-01-17T11:52:40+00:00January 17th, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Wayne State, Microsoft Partner On Pilot Tech Employability Skills Program

DETROIT — Wayne State University and Microsoft Corp. announced a new partnership to pilot an employability skills program. Officials with the company and the university say the program will foster job-ready, employable talent for high-demand technical positions such as cloud computing, data analytics, cybersecurity, AI engineering and more. The goal is to create economic opportunities

By |2019-01-17T11:52:40+00:00January 17th, 2019|ESD|

$500,000 Grant To Be Used To Develop 3D Medical Device Parts At GVSU

GRAND RAPIDS — A $500,000 grant from the Grand Rapids SmartZone Local Development Finance Authority will fund a 2 1/2-year program to use 3D printing technology to create medical device parts using medical grade materials and tolerances. The intent to cut the cost and time barriers for medical devices entering the market. More than a

By |2019-01-17T11:52:40+00:00January 17th, 2019|ESD, Life Sciences|

Credit Report Provider Adds False Identity Alert

FARMINGTON HILLS — Farmington Hills-based 700Credit, LLC, the provider of credit reports and compliance, prescreening and consumer pre-qualification products and services, announced a new product to identify and combat synthetic fraud using a suite of synthetic identity detection rules to prevent criminals from continuing to hide behind false identities. Synthetic ID is an emerging form

By |2019-01-10T16:29:44+00:00January 10th, 2019|Cyber Defense, ESD|

Liberty Center One Announces Cloud Offerings, Updated Website

ROYAL OAK — Liberty Center One, a leading provider of IT delivery infrastructure, today completed a redesign of its website. Intended to help prospective clients more easily understand and browse through Liberty Center One’s offerings, the redesign also promotes several new cloud offerings, including infrastructure-as-a-service, virtual disaster recovery, data-storage-as-a-service, and backup-as-a-service. One Cloud Services, Liberty’s

By |2019-01-10T16:29:44+00:00January 10th, 2019|IoT|