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Tech Tour Day Five: Biotech, Entrepreneurship At CMU
Monday, October 15, 2012 (475 reads)

October 15, 2012


By Matt Rousch


MT. PLEASANT — One of the favorite things about my university Tech Tours is hearing people’s reactions, usually along the lines of “They’re doing WHAT?!”


I got example after example of that Monday at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, the second stop on Day Five of the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s 2012 Fall Tech Tour.


My very first appointment of the day, I learned shortly after 8 a.m., was on the team that invented the technique to look for invasive species in lakes by the telltale DNA they leave in the water.

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Michigan Community Colleges and Universities Partner in Grant to Expand Associate Degree Completion
Thursday, October 11, 2012 (464 reads)

October 10, 2012

Lansing, MI – Five national foundations announced the recipients of $6.4 million in grants supporting a multi-state initiative to help more students who have transferred from community colleges to four-year colleges and universities complete their associate degrees. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Helios Education Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Lumina Foundation, and USA Funds have joined forces in the initiative, “Credit When It’s Due: Recognizing the Value of the Quality Associate Degree.” Read here

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Tech Tour Day Two: Solar Power, Star Trek Replicators, New Drugs At Michigan Tech
Thursday, October 11, 2012 (417 reads)

October 14, 2012/CBS News Detroit


By Matt Roush


HOUGHTON — Solar power, Star Trek replicators, new antiviral drugs, more green energy, and a research showplace for the Great Lakes.


Yep, just another day at Michigan Technological University Friday as the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report 2012 Fall Tech Tour got into full swing.


The visit started with Joshua Pearce, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, a passionate advocate and researcher in both advanced solar energy and so-called 3D printing.

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