Engineering Society of Detroit

LTU Physics Prof Wins Federal Grant To Model Subatomic Particle Properties

SOUTHFIELD—A Lawrence Technological University physics professor has won a three-year, $179,997 grant from the National Science Foundation to model the behavior of superheated “soups” of subatomic particles that were formed in the earliest moments after the Big Bang. The ultimate goal, according to George Moschelli, assistant professor of physics in the LTU College of Arts

By |2019-07-30T16:40:56-04:00July 30th, 2019|Engineering Society of Detroit|

DeWitt Named CEO Of Testek LLC, Avtron Aerospace

WIXOM - Bruce DeWitt has been named the new CEO of Testek LLC and Avtron Aerospace, succeeding one of Testek’s founders. DeWitt joins Testek/Avtron from Logic PD in Minneapolis, where he served as CEO since 2013. “Bruce is ideally suited to lead Testek/Avtron given his deep experience in the aerospace and defense industry, focused on complex

By |2019-04-03T16:55:11-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Engineering Society of Detroit|

ESD To Host Free PE License Exam Info Session

SOUTHFIELD — The Engineering Society of Detroit will host a free information session on its Professional Engineering license examination preparation classes on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The session runs from noon to 1 p.m. at ESD Headquarters, 20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450, in Southfield. Lunch will be provided. At the session, engineering professionals will be

By |2018-11-08T18:09:35-04:00November 8th, 2018|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

UM Shares Driverless Shuttle Experience In New Case Study

ANN ARBOR — As global interest in driverless vehicle services grows, the University of Michigan has released a case study documenting its experience launching an on-campus driverless shuttle research project through its Mcity autonomous and connected vehicle test area. It is believed to be the first study of its kind, and expands the body of

By |2018-09-21T11:15:45-04:00September 21st, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

American Center For Mobility CEO Departs – Replaced By MDOT Director Steudle

YPSILANTI TWP. — John Maddox, the initial president and CEO of the American Center for Mobility, has left the testing ground for autonomous and connected vehciles after about two and a half years on the job. John Maddox. ACM photo. Maddox was named to the post in March 2016. He had been assistant director of

Ann Arbor Drone Inspection Company Cuts Deal With Offshore Wind Developer

ANN ARBOR — SkySpecs, the robotic drone inspection technology for the wind energy industry, announced it has  successfully automated the inspection of the world’s largest offshore wind turbine, at Burbo Bank Extension in the Irish Sea. The announcement was made with Ørsted, the Fredericia, Denmark-based developer of offshore wind farms. “Providing consistent image quality across

By |2018-07-20T09:41:04-04:00July 20th, 2018|Drones, Engineering Society of Detroit|

New Economy Initiative Awards Grant To LTU For Growth Of Small Manufacturers, Hardware Startups

SOUTHFIELD – The New Economy Initiative has awarded a one-year grant of $40,000 to the Lawrence Technological University Collaboratory for the support of its accelerator program that will enable the growth for small manufacturers and emerging hardware startups in Southeast Michigan. “As a leading resource to small and start-up companies developing innovative, engineered products, the

Robofest 2018 world robotics championship coming to Lawrence Tech this weekend

SOUTHFIELD — Metro Detroit is once again the global center of robotics competition this weekend, as 216 teams from across the United States and 11 other countries convene this week at Lawrence Technological University’s Ridler Field House for the 2018 Robofest World Championship. LTU Provost Maria Vaz addresses competitors at Robofest 2017. Competitors hail from

By |2018-05-18T13:59:01-04:00May 18th, 2018|Engineering Society of Detroit, Gadgets, Science|

Michigan Manufacturing Tech Center To Offer Free Strategic Planning Workshops

PLYMOUTH — In an effort to support the ongoing development of business skills among manufacturers, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center will offer a series of four free workshops geared towards improving strategic planning. “Poor strategic planning can be detrimental to an organization,” said George Singos, Business Leader Advisor at the center and lead instructor of

By |2018-04-26T20:35:08-04:00April 26th, 2018|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|