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.

LTU Provost Tarek Sobh Named To Automation Alley Board

TROY—Automation Alley announced that Lawrence Technological University Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Tarek Sobh has joined the Automation Alley board of directors. Lawrence Tech is an active Automation Alley Foundation member and a partner in the organization’s annual Technology in Industry Report. Sobh was also a recent guest on the “Conversations With…” interview

By |2021-11-07T19:22:12-05:00November 7th, 2021|ESD|

LTU Bringing Back Grand Prix Nov. 6 For Student-Designed Race Cars

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University’s Blue Devil Motorsports teams are bringing back their annual autumn Grand Prix of time trials for student-designed Formula-style race cars. Last held in October 2019, the event went on hiatus for 2020 due to the pandemic. Established in 2009, LTU’s 12th Grand Prix will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m.

By |2021-10-26T07:20:06-04:00October 25th, 2021|ESD|

American Battery Solutions Adding 75 Jobs At Expanded Michigan Innovation Center

LAKE ORION—American Battery Solutions Inc., the Lake Orion-based maker of lithium ion batteries, announced an increase in size of its Michigan Innovation Center from 40,000 square feet to 115,000 square feet, a move that will create 75 jobs. Financial details of the expansion were not disclosed. Company officials said the expansion and employment growth supports

By |2021-10-26T07:20:06-04:00October 25th, 2021|ESD|

Robot Orders Surge 67 Percent To Pre-Pandemic Levels

ANN ARBOR—Officials at the Ann Arbor-based Association for Advancing Automation, robot orders in the second quarter of 2021 were up 67 percent over the same period in 2020, showing a return to pre-COVID 19 pandemic demand for automation as manufacturers and other North American companies return to business. A3 said North American companies ordered 9,853

By |2021-10-26T07:20:06-04:00October 25th, 2021|ESD|

State Gets $2.4 Million Federal Grant For Defense Supplier Cybersecurity

LANSING—Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and officials of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced that the U.S. Department of Defense has awarded the MEDC’s Michigan Defense Center a $2.4 million grant to assist Michigan defense suppliers with cybersecurity efforts. The defense center will use the grant to enhance its Michigan Defense CyberSmart program, a one-stop shop to assist small-

By |2021-10-26T07:20:07-04:00October 25th, 2021|Cyber Defense|

J.D. Power: Larger Businesses See Improved Wireless Service, Performance

TROY—Satisfaction among large enterprise and medium business wireless customers has reached all-time highs, according to the recently released J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Business Wireless Satisfaction Study. Conversely, though, small business customers are having a different experience when it comes to the service and performance they’re receiving from wireless carriers, as the comparative gap between small

By |2021-10-09T07:06:13-04:00October 9th, 2021|5th Generation Mobile Network 5G, ESD, Mobile MI, Mobility|

LTU Wins National Engineering Education Award

SOUTHFIELD—A capstone thesis project team from Lawrence Technological University was one of only eight national winners of the Engineering Education Award from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. LTU was the only Michigan university to win one of the awards. The project, developed by students in LTU’s five-year combined bachelor’s and master’s

By |2021-09-25T10:44:18-04:00September 25th, 2021|ESD, Featured|

Henry Ford Health, MSU Unveil New Healthcare Brand

DETROIT—Henry Ford Health System and Michigan State University have created a unified brand of their partnership, Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences. Launched in January 2021 with the purpose of advancing a new standard of health care, HFH+MSU Health Sciences has already created new pathways for research, cancer care, education and equitable

By |2021-09-16T18:38:32-04:00September 16th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

J.D. Power: New Vehicles More Appealing Than Ever; Porsche, Dodge Top List

TROY—On the strength of some very successful new-vehicle launches for 2021, the auto industry continues its trend of producing ever-more appealing vehicles. The BMW 4 Series, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Bronco Sport, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Genesis G80, Kia K5 and Toyota Sienna are all-new or completely redesigned models that achieved segment-topping performances in appeal to owners.

By |2021-09-16T18:38:32-04:00September 16th, 2021|ESD|