SWE’s Annual Conference And Career Fair Goes Virtual

CHICAGO—The Society of Women Engineers’ WE20 is now a two-week virtual conference and career fair scheduled for Nov. 2-13. WE20 provides a platform for women in engineering to gather with like-minded peers, share innovative ideas, make connections for career advancement and ultimately make strides in recruiting more women in engineering. “Based on the current status

By |2020-09-18T09:04:07-04:00September 18th, 2020|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

ESD TechCentury Student Writing Contest Returns For 2020

SOUTHFIELD—The Engineering Society of Detroit has announced the opening of its third annual TechCentury Student Writing Contest. The contest aims to promote and engage student voices and ideas about the profession of engineering. The contest is now open to all students attending accredited Michigan universities and studying within any of the engineering disciplines or related

By |2020-09-18T09:04:08-04:00September 18th, 2020|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

MPSC Publishes Map Of Wi-Fi Hotspots For Families That Lack Home Internet Access

LANSING - The Michigan Public Service Commission is reminding Michigan families about the State of Michigan and Connected Nation Michigan’s statewide map of Wi-Fi hotspots for families who lack internet access at home.  For many Michigan schoolchildren, this is back-to-school week, with the COVID-19 pandemic leading many school districts to educate children remotely from home.   That’s particularly difficult for households that lack

By |2020-09-13T19:31:28-04:00September 13th, 2020|ESD, Politics|

New Truck, Bus Electrification Engineering Center Gets State Support

LANSING—The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a $500,000 Michigan Business Development Fund performance-based grant to support a $4.17 million project to build a new “eMobility Center” in Rochester Hills for the Lisle, Ill.- based truck manufacturer Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV). Navistar builds International brand commercial trucks, diesel engines, and IC Bus brand school and commercial buses.

By |2020-09-13T19:14:42-04:00September 13th, 2020|Auto Tech, Clean Update, ESD|

Lawrence Tech Elects Business Leaders Bell, Hurshe, Steudle As Trustees

SOUTHFIELD—Three business leaders have been elected to Lawrence Technological University’s Board of Trustees. The new trustees are Donna Bell, global director, Technology and Feature Strategy & Planning Enterprise and Product Line Management at Ford Motor Company; Joseph Hurshe, chief operating officer at Ascension Michigan, and president, Ascension Providence Hospital; and Kirk T. Steudle, senior vice

By |2020-09-06T16:22:31-04:00September 6th, 2020|ESD|

New study: College Students Lack Basic Needs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

LANSING—As college students return to class—whether remotely or in person—data shows that over 50 percent of college students in the United States are experiencing insecurity when it comes to basic needs like food and housing, according to a new report. Even more stark is the data broken down by race, which shows that 71 percent

By |2020-08-29T12:44:29-04:00August 29th, 2020|ESD|

Bollinger Motors Moves To New Headquarters In Oak Park

OAK PARK—Bollinger Motors has announced a move of its headquarters to a larger building in Oak Park to accommodate the rapid company-wide personnel expansion as it ramps up toward production. “It couldn’t have come at a better time,” said founder and CEO Robert Bollinger. “We were bursting at the seams with new engineers, putting desks

By |2020-08-23T15:39:25-04:00August 23rd, 2020|Auto Tech, ESD|

Swift Biosciences Expands Coronavirus Research

ANN ARBOR—Swift Biosciences, Inc., a developer of DNA and RNA library preparation kits, announced the launch of a new ACE2 Swift Normalase Amplicon Panel to further research on the main functional receptor for viral entry of coronavirus. Human ACE2 has been identified as a key receptor for SARS-CoV-2 host cell entry. The study of the

By |2020-08-23T15:38:42-04:00August 23rd, 2020|Coronavirus, ESD, Science|

Lawrence Tech Inks Agreement With Ontario College For Business, IT Degrees

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University has signed a new articulation agreement with Ontario’s St. Clair College that will allow graduates of St. Clair’s diploma program in business administration direct entry into LTU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) programs. “A number of St. Clair architectural technology students have taken advantage

By |2020-08-15T14:46:30-04:00August 15th, 2020|ESD|

Centrepolis Accelerator Sets Webinar For Cleantech Companies

SOUTHFIELD–Cleantech companies take note: The Centrepolis Accelerator, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, and the United States Department of Energy are hosting an event to highlight the many funding and support resources available that can enable technology commercialization and business growth. The event begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, and is

By |2020-08-15T14:46:30-04:00August 15th, 2020|Clean Update, ESD|