Induction Heating Company To Partner With NextEnergy To Advance Technology

AUBURN HILLS—Heat X, a developer of magnetic induction heating technology, announced an agreement with NextEnergy, the state of Michigan’s advanced energy industry accelerator, to boost the adoption and commercialization of several clean heating technologies, as alternatives for the world’s residential, commercial, industrial and transportation sectors. The partnership between Heat X and NextEnergy will be multifaceted.

By |2020-07-12T19:07:50-04:00July 12th, 2020|ESD|

Davenport Offers Free Online Workshop for K-12 Teachers To Boost Online Education

GRAND RAPIDS—Davenport University will offer Michigan PreK-12 teachers a free virtual workshop, based on a graduate-level course, to support the creation of online coursework for their students. The program addresses barriers and challenges teachers face when providing instruction online and helps them create a virtual learning map for effective online PreK-12 instruction. “The pandemic has

By |2020-07-12T19:07:51-04:00July 12th, 2020|ESD|

J.D. Power: Auto Retail Sales Forecast To Decline 11.3 Percent In June From Year Before

TROY—The Troy-based customer experience analytics and auto industry consulting firm J.D. Power predicted that new vehicle retail sales in June are expected to be just over 1 million units, down 11.3 percent in June from June 2019, and a 5.7 percent decrease compared to the J.D. Power pre-virus forecast The seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR)

By |2020-06-28T18:33:24-04:00June 28th, 2020|ESD|

LTU’s Robofest Goes Online- Only Robotics Competition In World In 2020

SOUTHFIELD—Like so many other educational activities, Lawrence Technological University’s Robofest World Championship is moving online this year. More than 2,500 students participate each year in Robofest in over 27 countries. When the coronavirus pandemic closed thousands of schools around the world in March, the student robotics competition was in the busy midst of its season

By |2020-06-20T14:39:40-04:00June 20th, 2020|ESD, Featured|

SME Names 2020 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers

SOUTHFIELD—Officials at SME, formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, announced 15 members as the winners of its 2020 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. The 2020 awardees, from the United States and Canada, have centered their research and management efforts around manufacturing processes, environmental sustainability, additive manufacturing, smart manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, nanomanufacturing, biomedical manufacturing,

By |2020-06-20T14:12:03-04:00June 20th, 2020|ESD|

Customer Satisfaction: Video Streaming Satisfaction Grows, Cable TV Tanks

ANN ARBOR—The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way Americans work and how they spend their leisure time, putting a spotlight on both high-speed internet service and in-home entertainment options. AVideo streaming remains the people’s choice, with customer satisfaction steady at a score of 76 (on a scale of 0 to 100), according to the American

By |2020-06-13T15:17:45-04:00June 13th, 2020|ESD|

New Report Shows Growth In Michigan’s Biotech Sector

ANN ARBOR—The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the life science industry’s trade and lobbying group, has released its ninth biennial report, “The Bioscience Economy: Propelling Life-Saving Treatments, Supporting State & Local Communities,” which highlights Michigan as a top state for the biosciences. The report studies the state of the U.S. bioscience industry and its associated innovation

By |2020-06-13T15:17:46-04:00June 13th, 2020|ESD, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

New cholesterol-buster from Esperion now available in U.S.

ANN ARBOR—Esperion Therapeutics Inc. has finally launched the cholesterol busting drug the company has been development and made Nexlizet tablets available in the United States. Nexlizet is a combination of bempedoic acid and ezetimibe. Bempedoic acid is the Esperion-developed active ingredient in Nexletol tablets, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and introduced earlier

By |2020-06-06T15:31:52-04:00June 6th, 2020|ESD|

Accomplished Scientist, Educator Named Chief Academic Officer At Lawrence Tech

SOUTHFIELD—Tarek M. Sobh, the interim provost at the University of Bridgeport as well as UB’s executive vice president of research and economic development and founding dean of its College of Engineering, Business, and Education, has been named vice president of academic affairs and provost at Lawrence Technological University. Sobh’s appointment is effective Sept. 1 and

By |2020-06-03T19:51:18-04:00June 3rd, 2020|ESD, STEM|

Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities Publishes Reopening Playbook

LANSING —Michigan’s independent, non-profit colleges and universities have shared a playbook filled with strategies for re-opening the state’s post-secondary education sector in the aftermath of COVID-19. The playbook is based on guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, executive orders from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and other state and federal directives. “What we’ve

By |2020-05-30T13:39:53-04:00May 30th, 2020|ESD, Featured|