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.

Future City STEM Judges, City Enthusiasts Sought For Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C.–DiscoverE, the organization behind National Engineers Week, is seeking volunteer judges for its Future City national competition in which middle schoolers design and build a model of a city set more than a century in the future. Judges watch teams’ video presentations, ask teams questions live via Zoom, and use a detailed scoring rubric

By |2021-02-19T17:38:42-05:00February 14th, 2021|ESD, STEM|

LTU Offers Summer Science Camp Prize In Competition Marking National Engineers Week

SOUTHFIELD—Middle school and high school students are invited to solve the technological challenges of tomorrow as part of Lawrence Technological University’s celebration of National Engineers Week. The LTU E-Week Challenge asks students to submit a written essay of up to 500 words or a one-minute video on solving a scientific, engineering, or technological challenge. The

By |2021-02-19T17:38:56-05:00February 14th, 2021|ESD|

Software Developer Providing EV, AV Course Material To Wayne State

DETROIT—Amesite Inc., the artificial intelligence software developer, announced that it will now offer six-week certification courses through Wayne State University on autonomous vehicle technologies, data science, electric vehicle technologies, mobility as a service, and programming for autonomous systems. “We chose to partner with Amesite because they offer the most advanced online learning platform in the

By |2021-02-05T16:19:12-05:00February 5th, 2021|ESD, Software|

ASME Detroit, UM Chapter Set Virtual Auto Industry Even

SOUTHFIELD—The Metro Detroit chapter and the University of Michigan student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will host a virtual event on “Opportunities nad Trends in the Automotive Industry.” The free event runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Feb. 11. The event will inform attendees on how mechanical engineers

By |2021-02-05T16:19:13-05:00February 5th, 2021|ESD|

Ford, Google Announce Partnership For In-Vehicle App Services

DEARBORN—Ford Motor Co. and Google have announced a partnership to create new services for connected vehicles. Ford also named Google Cloud its preferred cloud provider, and said that beginning in 2023, future Ford and Lincoln vehicles at all price points will be powered by Android, with Google apps and services built-in. The partnership includes a

By |2021-02-05T16:19:13-05:00February 5th, 2021|Featured, Mobile MI, Mobility|

Meritor To Build Drivetrains For Electric Trash Trucks

TROY—Officials at the auto supplier Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) announced a five-year agreement to supply electric powertrains to Autocar Truks LLC for refuse vehicles. The vehicles will use Meritor’s Blue Horizon 14Xe powertrains, with production scheduled to begin in 2022. “As Meritor has developed its next-generation technologies, we have been able to align our electric

By |2021-02-05T16:19:14-05:00February 5th, 2021|Auto Tech|

Despite Pandemic, West Michigan Execs Still Bullish About Growth In 2021

ZEELAND—Business executives are bullish about their 2021 prospects for sales, new product development, and expansion, according to a new survey from the economic development agency for Allegan, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties, Lakeshore Advantage. The 2020 Business Intelligence Report is the analysis of executive responses from 120 companies in the three counties. “Data drives our work and employer

By |2021-02-05T16:22:10-05:00February 5th, 2021|ESD, Featured|

MCWT Seeks Nominations For Women Of The Year In Tech

SOUTHFIELD—The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation is seeking nominations for its fifth Woman of the Year in Technology award. The nonprofit organization will recognize a woman in Michigan leading or driving change for women in technology careers or fields of study. “Making the technology field representative of the communities where we live is an effort that

By |2021-01-30T11:28:36-05:00January 30th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

LTU Physics Student Chapter Wins National Award For Promoting Science Literacy

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University students have been nationally recognized for their efforts in promoting physics to the general public and promoting scientific literacy. The LTU chapter of the Society of Physics Students has been named a 2019-2020 winner of the SPS Blake Lilly Prize, as well as a SPS Distinguished Chapter. In a letter from Brad

By |2021-01-30T11:14:44-05:00January 30th, 2021|ESD|

GM Plans All Electric Fleet, Carbon Neutrality, By 2040

DETROIT–Officials at Detroit-based General Motors Co. announced that it “aspires” to “eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035,” meaning an all-electric vehicle sales lineup, with further plans to be completely carbon neutral as a corporation by 2040. Officials also announced that GM had signed the Business Ambition Pledge for 1.5⁰C, an call to

By |2021-01-30T11:14:45-05:00January 30th, 2021|Auto Tech, Featured|