MDEQ Increases Funding, Extends Deadline For Recycling Grants

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced that it will increase available funding for Recycling Infrastructure Grants from $500,000 to $3.7 million and the extend the deadline for grant applications to May 1. The MDEQ originally announced this grant opportunity Nov. 21 in support of the statewide recycling goals of increasing the recycling

By |2019-03-02T13:51:18+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

Teams From Flint, Grandville, Niles Win Michigan’s VEX Robotics Championship

EAST LANSING — The Zipties of Grandville won the coveted VEX Robotics Excellence Award and a two-team alliance from Flint and Niles were tournament champions at the 2019 Michigan VEX Robotics State Championship on Feb. 24 at Michigan State University. There were 72 high school teams from Michigan’s lower peninsula competing at the 2019 state

By |2019-03-02T13:51:18+00:00March 2nd, 2019|ESD, News|

Kentucky Client Win For Detroit Software Developer

DETROIT – The Detroit-based accounting software developer Gravity Software announced that its client, a Kentucky-based dental practice called The Smile, had moved from Excel spreadsheets to Gravity’s financial system in less than 60 days. Gravity’s cloud-based software is built on the Microsoft 365 platform. “Gravity Software is made for small to medium-sized businesses who need more

By |2019-03-02T13:51:18+00:00March 2nd, 2019|ESD, IoT, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

New Multiplayer Client For Online Strategy Game Developer Stardock

PLYMOUTH — Stardock Corp., the Plymouth-based game developer, and Mohawk Games announced the release of a free multiplayer client for their critically acclaimed real-time strategy game, Offworld Trading Company. A new DLC (downloadable content) called Market Corrections that focuses on why humans fled the Earth was also released. A game play screen from Offworld Trading

By |2019-03-02T13:51:18+00:00March 2nd, 2019|ESD, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Michigan Future City Team Wins Two National Awards

WASHINGTON, DC — The Michigan Future City champions from St. John Lutheran School in Rochester won two special awards at the National Future City competition, held this week in Washington, DC as part of National Engineers Week. The team won the Michigan Regional Competition of Future City, hosted by The Engineering Society of Detroit, on

By |2019-02-24T18:36:02+00:00February 24th, 2019|ESD|

Hygieia Gets FDA Clearance For Insulin Guidance App

LIVONIA — Officials at Hygieia, the Livonia-based digital insulin guidance software developer, announced that the company has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a phone app that will enhance the company’s d-Nav Insulin Guidance Service. The app is cleared for use as an aid in optimizing insulin management among people with

By |2019-02-22T10:13:53+00:00February 22nd, 2019|ESD, Life Sciences|

Society of Women Engineering To Host Annual Girls Engineering Exploration March 9

DETROIT — The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Detroit chapter will host its annual Girls Engineering Exploration (GEE) Day Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St., Detroit. The event is a free, full day of interactive workshops and demonstrations that aims to expose girls

By |2019-02-22T10:07:30+00:00February 22nd, 2019|ESD|

LTU Gets $75,000 State Grant For Cleantech Manufacturers, Hardware Startups

SOUTHFIELD – The Michigan Energy Office has awarded a one-year, $75,000 Michigan Cleantech Product Launch Program (MI CPLP) grant to Lawrence Technological University (LTU) and the Centrepolis Accelerator to launch a “Cleantech ScaleUp for Success” pilot program. ScaleUp for Success is an immersive 12-month program – in this case, to support Michigan-based “cleantech” hardware entrepreneurs.

By |2019-02-15T16:02:06+00:00February 15th, 2019|ESD|

Hella Offering $10K Scholarships For College STEM Students – Deadline March 1

PLYMOUTH – Hella Corporate Center USA Inc., the North American headquarters of the German auto supplier Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., is now accepting applications for the Hella Scholars program. The deadline to apply is March 1. Launched in 2017, Hella Scholars receive $10,000 renewable scholarships, paid work experience, and, ultimately, career placements at Hella.

By |2019-02-13T11:54:08+00:00February 12th, 2019|ESD, Featured, STEAM|

UM Launches Carbon Neutrality Commission

ANN ARBOR – Officials at the University of Michigan announced the selection of the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, a team that will recommend how the university will reach the goal of becoming a carbon neutral institution, as well as develop transferable strategies that can be used by other institutions and larger communities to achieve

By |2019-02-07T19:51:28+00:00February 7th, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|