Two Michigan Teachers Win $150,000 In Harbor Freight Building Trades Teaching Prizes

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — A building trades teacher in Bay City and a welding and woodworking teacher from Republic in the Upper Peninsula are among the winners in the 2018 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. The competition awarded more than $1 million nationally to 17 first and second prize winners and

By |2018-11-16T10:37:34-04:00November 16th, 2018|ESD|

Nationalism Leading To Supply Chain Changes

ANN ARBOR — A new global study by software logistics company LLamasoft finds that 66 percent of manufacturers said that they would change their supply chains in order to tackle economic nationalism. Another 50 percent of respondents said economic nationalist policies will increase operational costs, and 45 percent are considering alternative suppliers, representing almost $3.1

By |2018-11-13T14:11:25-04:00November 13th, 2018|ESD|

Lawrence Tech, Southfield Launch New Centrepolis Accelerator

SOUTHFIELD — Lawrence Technological University and the City of Southfield have entered into a formal partnership to launch the Centrepolis Accelerator. Housed on the campus of LTU, the Centrepolis Accelerator will broaden and replace the small business and entrepreneurial support services provided by the LTU Collaboratory in recent years, leveraging the city’s focus on driving

By |2018-11-13T14:11:25-04:00November 13th, 2018|ESD|

ESD To Host Free PE License Exam Info Session

SOUTHFIELD — The Engineering Society of Detroit will host a free information session on its Professional Engineering license examination preparation classes on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The session runs from noon to 1 p.m. at ESD Headquarters, 20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450, in Southfield. Lunch will be provided. At the session, engineering professionals will be

By |2018-11-08T18:09:35-04:00November 8th, 2018|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

UM, MSU Part Of Effort To Protect Freshwater Lakes From Toxic Algal Blooms

ANN ARBOR – University of Michigan researchers are part of a new federally funded effort to understand and prevent toxic algal blooms that plague portions of the Great Lakes and impact freshwater sources around the world. The new Lake Erie Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health is led by Bowling Green State University and

By |2018-10-31T19:37:08-04:00October 31st, 2018|ESD, Life Sciences|

Esperion Sees Positive Results From Final Study On Cholesterol-Buster

ANN ARBOR — Esperion Therapeutics Inc., the Ann Arbor-based pharmaceutical developer, announced positive results from the final Phase 3 test of its lead drug candidate, bempedoic acid. The company said a global, pivotal Phase 3 clinical study (Study 1002-047) showed that a dose of 180 milligrams per day of the drug showed additional lowering of

By |2018-10-31T19:37:08-04:00October 31st, 2018|ESD, Life Sciences|

Business Leaders for Michigan Sets CEO Summit Nov. 1

DETROIT — Business Leaders for Michigan has set its 2018 Michigan CEO Summit for Thursday, Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cobo Center in Detroit. The event features an opening keynote from Patti Poppe, president and CEO of Jackson-based utility CMS Energy, and panel discussions on healthcare, user experience and family business.

By |2018-10-26T13:42:01-04:00October 26th, 2018|ESD|

MSU High-Tech Turbine Startup Gets Help From Lansing’s LEAP Accelerator

LANSING — Black Pine Engineering, a manufacturer of advanced compressor engines, has been accepted into the Proto Accelerator phyiscal product program run by the capital region’s economic development agency, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership. Black Pine will receive investment and comprehensive business guidance through the Proto program. Zack Hoyle, CEO of Black Pine, says Proto’s

By |2018-10-26T13:36:41-04:00October 26th, 2018|ESD|

MMTC To Offer New Manufacturing Course

PLYMOUTH — The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center is introducing a comprehensive, introductory-level Manufacturing Process Development course designed for those new to the manufacturing industry. Spanning two days with four half-day sessions, the course introduces attendees to such topics as quality management systems, problem solving skills, lean manufacturing, and culture and motivation. Created in response to

By |2018-10-19T12:21:18-04:00October 19th, 2018|Auto Tech, ESD|

LTU Grand Prix Saturday To Host 10 Universities To Show Off Student Vehicles

SOUTHFIELD –Nearly 200 college students from 11 universities will converge on the campus of Lawrence Technological University Saturday for the 10th annual Grand Prix, organized by LTU’s Blue Devil Motorsports racing teams. The event showcases SAE competition vehicles, including scaled-down Indy race cars, hybrid electric vehicles, off-road vehicles and more – all designed and built

By |2018-10-19T12:18:08-04:00October 19th, 2018|ESD|