MPSC To Host Smart Grid Symposium: Hosted by the Michigan Public Service Commission and The Institute of Public Utilities at Michgian State University, the Smart Grid Symposium will be held May 18-20 in Dearborn at The Dearborn Inn. This national symposium will feature presentations on the changing landscape of the electric power grid and its ability to adapt to emerging technologies such as smart meters, distribution automation, renewable energy systems, plug-in vehicles and cyber security. This workshop will explore a vast array of topics to help state regulators, policymakers, consumer and environmental advocates, energy companies and suppliers, and other smart grid stakeholders gain a better perspective on the potential impacts and barriers to deployment of smart grid technologies. The fee for public sector members is $325, the fee for private sector members is $425. Course fees include materials for all sessions, daily continental breakfast, lunch each day, refreshment breaks, and the Wednesday Evening Reception at The Henry Ford Museum. For more information call (517) 355-1876 or email

Michigan-Israel Business Bridge To Talk Stem Cells: The Michigan Israel Business Bridge, a leading international organization in the promotion of business and investment between Michigan and Israel, will be hosting a networking event on Thursday, April 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor, and Hadassah – Detroit, this event will be held at the Michigan League on the campus of the University of Michigan. Participants will hear the latest news about the Taubman Institute-Israel Initiative, a part of the A. Alfred Taubman Research Institute. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from guest speaker Eva L. Feldman, M.D., on the topic of the Israeli Stem Cell Connection. Dr. Feldman is a Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology, as well as the director of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute. The discussion will focus on the encouragement of collaboration between the medical scientists at the University of Michigan and in Israeli research centers. Attendees can register for the MIBB networking event online on the MIBB Web site, Attendees are encouraged to register in advance.

Fisher/Unitech to Participate in Erie Tool Show: Troy-based Fisher/Unitech, a product lifecycle management provider, will exhibit at the upcoming Erie Tool Show, at the new Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pa. April 26-27. Meet our local team of experts and learn how the SolidWorks family of design products allows you to focus on innovation, while increasing productivity and improving collaboration, all at a low cost of ownership.  SolidWorks offers solutions for 3D CAD, Design Validation, Product Data Management, and Documentation. Learn more about the Dimension 3D printer, designed and priced for in-office use enabling users to create perfect working models directly from their CAD software.  3D models printed from a Dimension printer can be sanded, milled and even painted. The Dimension 3D printers lets you test form, fit and function with faster turnaround, reduced costs, greater detail, higher durability, and ease of use than traditional prototyping methods. The Erie Tool Show brings together machine tool suppliers and support industries from the tri-state area to display the best selection of equipment for advanced manufacturing. Learn how Fisher/Unitech’s unique offering of product design tools can help your organization streamline its design, development and manufacturing processes while cutting costs and achieving faster time to market. More at


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