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.

UP Medical Device Maker Launches New Product For Open Heart Surgery

MARQUETTE—Officials at Marquette-based Able Medical Devices announced the launch of its Valkyrie Thoracic Fixation System, saying it’s the market’s first single-use radiolucent plating system designed to span the osteotomy and close the sternum after open heart surgery. The system’s unique material properties allow the implant to be contoured in-situ, which saves time and improves efficiency

By |2021-06-11T13:23:36-04:00June 11th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Ford Gets Deal With Net-Zero Parts Supplier

DEARBORN—Ford Motor Co. announced the launch of a new “net zero automotive program” with West Sacramento, Calif.-based Origin Materials. Origin’s Net Zero Automotive Program is a sustainable automotive supply chain initiative focused on industrializing new materials to drive decarbonization in the automotive industry. Origin officials say newly developed and industrialized materials, derived from sustainable wood

By |2021-06-11T13:23:36-04:00June 11th, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

EMU Gets $1 Million Gift From Auto Entrepreneur Jack Roush To Support Math, Auto Programs

YPSILANTI—Eastern Michigan University announced the receipt of a $1 million gift from automotive entrepreneur Jack Roush, EMU alumnus and chairman of the board of Roush Enterprises, and founder, CEO, and co-owner of NASCAR racing team, Roush Fenway Racing. The gift from Roush will support mathematics and automotive programs in the University’s GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology. “This

By |2021-06-09T08:43:10-04:00June 8th, 2021|ESD, Featured, STEM|

May Mobility Names First CFO

ANN ARBOR—Autonomous vehicle technology developer May Mobility Tuesday announced the appointment of Ryan Green as its first chief financial officer. Green brings over 20 years of experience leading financial functions and will focus on positioning May Mobility for growth. “With experience at the intersection of automotive, technology, and growth-stage companies, Ryan is an exceptional CFO

By |2021-06-08T10:56:38-04:00June 8th, 2021|Auto Tech|

Manpower: U.S. Hiring Plans Strongest Since 2000; Michigan Among Biggest Gainers

MILWAUKEE—The Great Rehiring is beginning in the U.S. with more than 7,300 employers reporting the most optimistic outlooks since 2000 for the three months ahead, according to the latest Employment Outlook Survey from ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN). Employers in all 12 industries Manpower tracks report positive outlooks, with the strongest hiring activity forecast for Leisure &

By |2021-06-08T10:56:39-04:00June 8th, 2021|Featured, News|

Consumers Energy Offers $3 Million In Rebates For EV Charging Stations At Businesses

JACKSON—Consumers Energy announced a new program, PowerMI Fleet, which will offer Michigan businesses a total of $3 million in rebates for installing electric vehicle charging stations and adopting related technologies to encourage fleet vehicle electrification. “Michigan was the birthplace of the American auto industry. Now, we are the center of the industry’s clean energy revolution,”

By |2021-06-08T10:56:39-04:00June 8th, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Index Ticks Higher For Fourth Straight Month

DETROIT—The Michigan Economic Activity Index compiled by economists at Comerica Bank increased in March to a level of 104.9, It was the fourth straight rise for the index, as six out of the nine variables were positive for the month. The index is comprised of nine variables: nonfarm payroll employment, continuing claims for unemployment insurance,

By |2021-06-03T18:46:04-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Featured, News|

Specs Howard School of Media Arts To Become Part Of Lawrence Technological University

SOUTHFIELD — Lawrence Technological University will become the new home of the Specs Howard School of Media Arts. Specs Howard has offered courses in radio and television broadcasting, graphic design, and digital media arts since 1970, and has graduated more than 15,000 alumni in these fields. Lawrence Technological University has had a relationship with the

By |2021-06-03T18:46:05-04:00June 3rd, 2021|ESD, Featured|

Benzinga To Provide Free Website To One Business A Month For 2021

DETROIT—Officials at Benzinga, the Detroit-based financial technology (fintech) and financial news provider, announced the Benzinga Small Business Free Website Giveaway, a contest to build a free website for one business a month for the rest of 2021. They said the move comes in response to the coronavirus pandemic, as businesses have scrambled to keep up with

By |2021-06-03T18:46:05-04:00June 3rd, 2021|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

LTU’s Centrepolis Accelerator Awarded Regional Industry 4.0 Readiness grant

SOUTHFIELD—The Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University has been awarded $197,985 in grant funding to provide regional Industry 4.0 programming and services to increase manufacturers’ readiness to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies. The funding is part of a Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC)-led initiative to ensure 50 percent of Michigan manufacturers are prepared to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies

By |2021-06-04T16:41:04-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|