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2 Baker College Students Win $1,500 Scholarship To Study Photonics, Laser Technology

FLINT - Roger Fischer and Dennis LaPorte, Baker College of Flint students, have each been awarded a $1,500 scholarship funded by Mi-Light, the Michigan photonics cluster, to pursue an associate degree in photonics and laser technology. Photonics is the science of using a photon, a unit of light, to generate energy or to detect or

By |2015-09-10T00:00:00-04:00September 10th, 2015|Archive, New Products|

Building Trades Endorse Business Tax Increase For Roads

LANSING - After initially urging caution on a proposal to raise the Corporate Income Tax from 6 percent to 11 percent and directing the new revenue to roads, the Michigan Building Trades has now decided to endorse the proposal. There was no word from Building Trades officials, but Citizens for Fair Taxes, the group backing

By |2015-09-10T00:00:00-04:00September 10th, 2015|Archive, Politics|

Michigan Tech’s Female, Graduate Enrollment Soars

  HOUGHTON - Fall 2015 enrollment at Michigan Technological University is 7,238, the highest the school has seen in more than 30 years. Female enrollment is at a record high, with women making up 26.9 percent of the student body. Female enrollment in the College of Engineering rose to 26.7 percent, and the number of

By |2015-09-10T00:00:00-04:00September 10th, 2015|Archive, Politics|

Second Computer Outage In Past Week Hits Department Of State

LANSING - The loss of connection to a mainframe computer knocked out computer systems at all Department of State branch offices starting about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, leaving those in line before the close of business at 5 p.m. having to return a different day to complete their business. The connection was restored overnight, resolving the

By |2015-09-10T00:00:00-04:00September 10th, 2015|Archive, Politics|

Meekhof Talks Roads, Energy As Fall Priorities

LANSING - Road funding, energy policy overhaul and addressing a dire situation with Detroit Public Schools topped the list of priorities from Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof on Wednesday as the Senate returned to work. Meekhof (R-West Olive) said little about road funding discussions - as has been the case with all of the leaders

By |2015-09-10T00:00:00-04:00September 10th, 2015|Archive, Politics|

Techonomy Detroit Tuesday At Wayne State University

DETROIT - With Labor Day past, get ready for Techonomy Detroit next Tuesday at Wayne State University - the fourth annual deep dive into the many ways tech is changing everything in our companies, our work, our cities, and our country.  Today the changes come too fast for us not to study them constantly. So

By |2015-09-09T00:00:00-04:00September 9th, 2015|Archive, Entrepreneur|

MSU Makes Smart Material Even Smarter

EAST LANSING - A team of researchers, including some from Michigan State University, is making a smart material smarter in order to make a better antenna. Using a series of grants from the National Science Foundation, the team is manipulating a material known as vanadium dioxide, or VO2, making it useable in a size that

By |2015-09-09T00:00:00-04:00September 9th, 2015|Archive, Engineering Society of Detroit|

Brennan, Roush To Debut M2 Techcast Sept. 14

SOUTHFIELD - Two veteran technology observers in Michigan are launching an Internet radio show this Monday, Sept. 14. The M Squared Techcast will premier at 3 p.m. Monday on the Podcast Detroit internet radio network, http://www.podcastdetroit.com. The show will be hosted by longtime Michigan tech journalists Mike Brennan and Matt Roush. Brennan has covered technology

By |2015-09-09T00:00:00-04:00September 9th, 2015|Archive, Engineering Society of Detroit|