Dearborn to host geothermal event: The Henry Ford Centennial Library on Michigan Avenue just east of the Southfield Freeway in Dearborn will host a geothermal heating, ventilation and air conditioning Vendor Day presented by Wastenotbiz LLC on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The event begins with networking at 8 a.m. and presentations from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. For more information, email Helena Thornton at or visit

Henry Ford Community College hosts Detroit Clean Fleet Technology Forum Sept. 14: The third Detroit Clean Fleet Technology Forum a collaboration hosted by Henry Ford Community College and the Clean Energy Coalition will be Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Community Room of the SME Building, which is located next to the HFCC main campus on One SME Drive in Dearborn. This event is free and open to the public. This forum will examine idle reduction technologies and fuel economy measures. Industry professionals will offer expertise and practical solutions to help local fleets reduce their operating costs, improve air quality and reduction of greenhouse gases. The programs offered throughout the course include information on Detroit’s anti-idling ordinance; how to drive smart and save fuel; a focus on equipment, including auxiliary power units, low-resistance tires, and truck stop electrification; and support programs, including the CEC’s Detroit Area Clean Cities Program and Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision’s Healthy Business Program. For further information about this event or the HFCC Energy Technology Program, call Greg Laskowsky of the HFCC Energy Technology Dept. at (313) 317-1550, or email

Lawrence Tech hosts RoboExpo conference Sept. 26: RoboExpo, a conference to connect academia, industry and government sectors involved in robotics, will be held Monday, Sept. 26, at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield. The conference will be held noon to 5 p.m. in the Buell Management Building. Admission is free. To register, visit and submit a participant registration form. Participants will be eligible to win a Lego NXT or Kinect sensor. Students of all ages are welcome to attend. A breakout session will introduce Robofest and RoboParade to K-12 teachers, parents and students. Job seekers will have an opportunity to meet with employers in the robotics field. Robotics has become a national priority because of growing usage in advanced manufacturing, logistics, transportation, services, homeland security, defense, health care, space exploration, environmental monitoring and agriculture. In addition, robotics can play an important role in education from kindergarten through doctorate programs. Lawrence Tech recently launched a bachelor’s degree in robotics engineering, the first undergraduate program of its kind in Michigan and only the second in the entire country. Rxhibitors at RoboExpo will include Applied Manufacturing Technologies, CeTech Industries, Cybernet Systems Corp., FANUC Robotics, IEEE Robotics & Automation Chapter, KHS Creations, Lego Education, Lawrence Tech, Macomb Community College, Microsoft Technology Center Detroit, Quantum Signal LLC, Realtime Technologies Inc., Robotic Intelligence Software Inc., The Robot Garage Inc., ROBOTIS, Robot Magazine, Robot Town, Rocks and Robots, SAIC, SoarTech, VEX Robotics, and

Women Of Wind Energy To Look At Wind Farm: Please join the Michigan Women of Wind Energy for an expert panel discussion on building a wind farm, from inception to operations and maintenance. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at Stork Climax Research Services, 51229 Century Court in Wixom. Panel members include Kelly Meyer, senior development manager at Invenergy LLC in Chicago, who is responsible for supporting development and financing of utility scale wind projects in the Midwest region; and Carmen Bender, manager of capital projects and major enterprise projects  and Major Enterprise Projects for DTE Energy. Following the panel discussion will be an excellent opportunity for questions and networking. Women of Wind Energy promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy. The Michigan Chapter of WoWE offers networking opportunities, sponsors educational events, builds coalitions, and provides outreach to area students. For updates and upcoming events for the Michigan Chapter of WoWE follow us at our website ( or on twitter @MIWoWE, and friend us on facebook at You can also sign up to receive email updates at


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