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Michigan Tech, AVL and ESD Provide Free Training for Michigan Auto Engineers
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 (1356 reads)

August 12, 2009/Great Lakes IT Report

Michigan Technological University, AVL and The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) are reaching out to help Michigan's automotive engineers prepare for the industry's movement into sustainable hybrid vehicle technology.

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Sensei Change sets up shop at Ypsilanti's SPARK East
Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (1067 reads)


Diana Wong is a person who specializes in change. One might even call her an expert. But it doesn't take her well-trained eye to recognize the change that's washing over downtown Ypsilanti. One of those key places is Ann Arbor SPARK's new East Incubator. The office space for entrepreneurs on Michigan Avenue next to Bombadill's Café is where Wong choose to set up the office for her new start-up – Sensei Change.

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U-M students launch downtown incubator - TechArb
Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (1347 reads)


"What about a place for the kids?" is a statement sure to make most eyes roll, but a group of University of Michigan students are dead serious about such a subject when it comes to business incubators. These young adults know about Ann Arbor SPARK and co-working spaces in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, but they want their own home geared toward their needs. So instead of waiting for the grownups to get their act together, these kids decided to create their own – TechArb.

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On the Line at Western Michigan
Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (1133 reads)

7/6/2009, The New York Times

Phillip Swanson is a junior offensive lineman at Western Michigan. He will be writing for The Quad throughout the season. Four years ago I signed a dotted line. A few things were certain: My school was paid for, I would play football for Western Michigan University and I had a passion for writing. He is now writing for The New York Times Sports Blog.

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Engineering tech college at Ferris State leads nation in enrollment
Monday, August 03, 2009 (1077 reads)

Thursday, 25 June 2009

With more than 2,100 students during its '07-'08 school year, Ferris State University's College of Engineering Technology has more full- and part-time students working toward engineering technology bachelor's degrees than any other college in the country. The American Society for Engineering Education recently released the findings in Profiles of Engineering and Engineering Technology Colleges.

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U-M spin-off SITUMBRA looks to build a better window
Monday, August 03, 2009 (1234 reads)


Imagine a window shade that's actually integrated into the window, eliminating the ugly shades that cover windows in otherwise beautiful buildings. The vision is becoming reality in Ann Arbor courtesy of SITUMBRA. The window has two skins that sandwich an inner core. This passive solar technology allows the light to come in and warm a house during cold weather and reflects it when it's hot.

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