LTU Gets State Grant For Lecture Series Linking Humanities With High Tech

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University has received a $6,800 grant from Michigan Humanities to support the “Humanity + Technology Lecture Series,” a continuing series of public presentations on the human implications and effects of technology—past, present, and future. “The lectures will be given by visiting humanities scholars researching technology’s effects on society, culture, and politics,” said Paul

By |2019-06-13T17:46:39-04:00June 13th, 2019|ESD|

OptimizeRx Raises $20 Million In Stock Offering

ROCHESTER—OptimizeRx Corp. (Nasdaq: OPRX), the Rochester-based provider of digital communication services for pharmaceutical companies to patients and healthcare providers, has announced a proposed underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock. The company sold 1,538,500 shares of its common stock at a price of $13 per share. The proceeds of the offering, before deducting

By |2019-06-07T18:51:40-04:00June 7th, 2019|ESD, Life Sciences|

Ford Ups Sustainability Targets, Launches New Women-In-Mobility Push

DEARBORN—Ford Motor Co. touted its green bona fides in its 20th annual Sustainability Report, which also included new sustainability target and a new effort to boost the presence of women in the mobility industry. “We are committed to having a positive impact on the planet and the communities where we live and operate,” said Kim

By |2019-06-07T18:52:17-04:00June 7th, 2019|ESD|

PlanetM’s Amanda Roraff Talks Hardware Summit

ROYAL OAK - Amanda Roraff, Operations Manager for PlanetM, discusses the Hardware Tech Summit that will be held June 19 during Detroit Startup by Lawrence Technological University's Centropolis Accelerator. The Summit well be held at Detroit Velodrome.

By |2019-06-03T10:39:57-04:00June 1st, 2019|ESD, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

LTU’s Collins To Speak On Women of Color In Tech At TechTown

SOUTHFIELD—Sibrina Collins, executive director of the Marburger STEM Center at Lawrence Technological University, will participate on a panel discussion on “Women of Color in Tech” June 6 at TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs St., Detroit. The event, sponsored by Comcast, the Thurgood Marshall Excellence Fund, and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency, runs

By |2019-05-29T15:52:56-04:00May 29th, 2019|ESD|

Ann Arbor Spark Brings Back Tech Talk – Part Of A2Tech360 Series Of Events

ANN ARBOR—Ann Arbor Spark announced it will present its third annual Tech Talk at the Michigan Theater June 7 as part of the a2Tech360 series of events. Doors will open at 9 a.m. with the program beginning at 10 a.m. This free event, sponsored by PNC Bank and Wacker Chemical, features inspiring TED-style talks from

By |2019-05-29T15:18:51-04:00May 29th, 2019|ESD, New Products / Contracts|

Team From Ghana Wins Robofest At Lawrence Tech

SOUTHFIELD - A team of high school students from the West African nation of Ghana took first place in the Senior Game Division at the Robofest World Championships, held Saturday at Lawrence Technological University. Team Acro-Bot hailed from the Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation, a robotics organization in Accra, Ghana’s capital city. Taking second place were

By |2019-05-22T10:55:20-04:00May 22nd, 2019|ESD|

U-M’s Graham Sustainability Institute Awards Four ‘Catalyst’ Research Grants

ANN ARBOR—Four new research grants from the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute will address the challenges of safe drinking water, climate change vulnerability, sustainable livestock production, and the health and energy justice impacts of electricity generation. Led by multidisciplinary faculty teams, these new Catalyst Grant projects will lay the groundwork for ongoing collaborations and

By |2019-05-17T12:09:53-04:00May 17th, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

Berkley High School Students Win ACE Michigan Design Competition

SOUTHFIELD—A team of high school students from Berkley High School was recognized as the winner of the 2018-19 ACE Mentor Program of Michigan in an honors dinner Tuesday night at Lawrence Technological University. The ACE Mentor – Michigan (an acronym for Architecture, Construction, Engineering) program teaches high school students about the wide range of career

By |2019-05-17T12:09:53-04:00May 17th, 2019|ESD|

New Autonomous Vehicle Simulation Center To Create 50 Jobs

LANSING—Multimatic Sales & Marketing Inc. will build an advanced vehicle development and driving simulation center in Novi with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced. The company is a subsidiary of Markham, Ontario-based Multimatic Inc., a global supplier of engineered components, systems, and services to the automotive industry. The project, the

By |2019-05-17T12:09:54-04:00May 17th, 2019|Auto Tech, ESD|