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GRAND RAPIDS – The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan is partnering with the Michigan STEM Partnership and Inforum on a the ‘Michigan STEM Careers Video Showcase’ initiative to collect and share videos from STEM professionals to enable student awareness of, and encourage student participation in, STEM career opportunities. Listen as host, Melissa Birnie, interviews MTAM’s […]
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ANN ARBOR – Starting this fall, students at the University of Michigan will have access to an entirely new form of transportation in the form of this adorable, completely autonomous shuttle bus. The university plans to deploy two of the shuttles, manufactured by French startup Navya, to service a two-mile route between the Lurie Engineering […]
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NOVI – NHacks II, the second rendition of Michigan’s first high school hack-a-thon, came to a successful close on June 17 with a pair of female high school students rising to the top. Victoria and Olivia Bronstein, sisters who are a Junior and a Freshman at Bloomfield High School respectively, created a web-application called ‘Math […]
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SOUTHFIELD – A $10,000 grant to support Blue Devil Motorsports at Lawrence Technological University was among 22 grants announced Monday by the DENSO North America Foundation, the North American philanthropic arm of the global automotive supplier DENSO. The grants, which total nearly $1 million, fund programs providing hands-on learning opportunities in areas from robotics and […]
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ANN ARBOR – Technology for a University of Michigan learning approach that employs video game-style strategy made its way to the market this week. The gameful instruction tool known as GradeCraft is now available to K-12 schools and universities, and a key university that promotes the use of technology in the classroom has signed on. […]
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ANN ARBOR – Consumers have taken a liking to products they can interact with such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and iRobot’s pet-like Roomba vacuum. Ironically, in spite of the increasing popularity of these humanized products, people have never reported feeling more alone or isolated. This raises an interesting question: are these anthropomorphic products capable […]
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ANN ARBOR – A majority of Americans across the political spectrum believe states are responsible for addressing climate change in the absence of federal policy, according to a new survey by University of Michigan researchers. The National Surveys on Energy and Environment track public opinion on climate change and energy policy. This update gives a […]
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GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Valley State University’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved the purchase of the Ferris Coffee and Nut facility in downtown Grand Rapids, with plans to expand its engineering programs. The purchase of the Ferris facility, at 227 Winter Ave., for $6.5 million allows the university to begin planning what will be […]
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DETROIT – Registration is now open for the Social Media Association of Michigan Social Media Day June 30 at the Anthenum Hotel in Greektown in downtown Detroit. The event runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tickets range from $59-$79 per person and can be purchased online by visiting bit.ly/2rzElpc. Part conference, part social celebration, […]
BIRMINGHAM – Eleven technology-oriented women received scholarships at a Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation event on June 20. The women are pursuing degrees that will prepare them for future careers in areas such as cyber security, machine learning, software engineering and bioinformatics. During the past 12 years, the nonprofit has awarded more than […]
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