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.

Addalingua To Roll Out Immersive Language Products For Remote Education

HOLLAND—Addalingua LLC announced it will debut on Dec. 1 a new series of dual language education products designed for programs outside schools. The Spanish language frameworks for grades K-2 and accompanying self-paced training modules include language targets, mini-lessons, student tools, and “how-to” videos to help dual language and immersion teachers balance language and content-area instruction more effectively. Officials

By |2020-11-12T19:40:03-05:00November 12th, 2020|IoT|

SME Names New Board, Leadership

SOUTHFIELD—SME, the engineering advocacy and education group formerly known as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, announced its 2020 election results for incoming officers, directors and council representatives. The officers and international directors of the SME Board of Directors act as the governing body of SME with budget authority and oversight responsibility. The SME Member Council,

By |2020-11-12T19:40:03-05:00November 12th, 2020|ESD|

Priority Health Extends Zero Cost Share Programs, Sends COVID Safety Kits

GRAND RAPIDS—The health insurer Priority Health will continue to offer $0 cost share virtual care and telehealth services, including medical, behavioral health and substance use telemedicine, for nearly all fully funded HSA and non-HSA plans ahead of deductible, into 2021, company officials said. This will now be a standard benefit for most fully funded employer-sponsored

By |2020-11-12T19:41:41-05:00November 12th, 2020|Featured, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Toyota Launching New Research With Universities, State Farm

ANN ARBOR—In observance of World Usability Day, officials at Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center announced four new research projects focused on enhancing advanced technology system designs to be intuitive, easy to understand and to safely engage with drivers. The new projects, undertaken in partnership with the University of Michigan, Miami University, the University of Nebraska,

By |2020-11-12T19:40:04-05:00November 12th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Ann Arbor Developer Offers Contact Tracing Software To Restaurants

ANN ARBOR–The Ann Arbor software developer Wisely announced that it plans ot offer restaurants free contact tracing as multiple states implement new related regulations. Michigan and New Hampshire have announced contact tracing requirements. The orders require restaurants and bars to collect names and phone numbers of all patrons, should they need to be informed by

By |2020-11-09T18:27:53-05:00November 8th, 2020|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Esperion Loss Grows As Company Starts Selling Cholesterol-Fighting Drugs

ANN ARBOR—Esperion Therapeutics Inc. reported a loss of $85.4 million or $3.07 a share in the third quarter of 2020, vs. a loss of $68.4 million or $2.52 a share in the same quarter of 2019. Revenue was $3.8 million, including $3.3 million in product sales and $500,000 in partner reimbursement. Revenue a year earlier

By |2020-11-09T18:27:04-05:00November 7th, 2020|ESD, Life Sciences|

Ann Arbor’s Logistics Software Company LLamasoft Bought For $1.5 billion Becomes Latest Unicorn

ANN ARBOR - Officials at San Mateo, Calif.-based Coupa Software Inc. announced this week the acquisition of LLamasoft, the Ann Arbor-based supply chain design and analysis software, for a purchase price of approximately $1.5 billion, making Llamasoft Michigan's latest unicorn. There was no immediate word in the press release about the future of LLamasoft’s Ann

By |2020-11-09T18:27:04-05:00November 7th, 2020|Featured, Software|

Two Michigan Winners In $1 million Harbor Freight Tools For Schools Competiton

PONTIAC—An engineering, robotics, and mechatronics teacher from Pontiac and an industrial arts teacher from Hancock have been named winners of the 2020 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence, receiving $50,000 as part of $1 million awarded to 18 trades teachers nationwide. Demetrius Wilson, who teaches engineering, robotics, and mechatronics at Oakland Schools

By |2020-10-15T17:43:28-04:00October 15th, 2020|ESD|

LTU Professor Gets Grant To Train Small Construction Companies On COVID Safety

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University is offering free COVID-19 safety training to construction firms with fewer than 100 employees under a grant from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The training will be offered on the east side of the state by Ahmed Al-Bayati, assistant professor of civil and architectural engineering at LTU. Construction firms interested

By |2020-10-15T18:00:17-04:00October 15th, 2020|Coronavirus, ESD, Science|

Lapeer County Launches New Effort To Expand Broadband Access

LAPEER—The Lapeer County Broadband Committee has launched a new initiative to expand and improve high-speed internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. “We must take immediate action to provide more families and businesses with access to the critical resources and information they need,” said Quentin Bishop, executive director of

By |2020-10-15T16:00:01-04:00October 15th, 2020|Internet, IoT|