GLITR Tech Tour, Fall 2012
Latest Detroit GLITR Tech Tour, Fall 2012
Matt tells all about the Tech Tour Mobile, a loaded 2013 Ford Taurus Limited. The verdict: Big car fun with tons of tech touches, and only a few quibbles.
A new med school, a research park that’s full to the brim, new technology to machine very hard and brittle materials, a new method to guide fossil hunters, and major advances in aviation training and management. It’s all in southwest Michigan at Western Michigan University.
And the 2012 Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report Tech Tour winner for packing the most information into a 3 1/2-hour visit is..Well, the Tech Tour still has two more stops, but it’s going to be hard to beat what I saw at Grand Valley State University’s Grand Rapids campus Wednesday morning.
We’re a long way from the log cabins in which Ferris State University founder Woodbridge N. Ferris was born, way back in 1853. But the university he and his wife Helen founded as the Big Rapids Industrial School in 1884 hasn’t really strayed all that far from its roots. It’s still no-nonsense technology, but with an eye toward tomorrow.
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
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