TT Day 1-1 The Burt Lake scenic overlook on I-75 northbound, 20 minutes or so south of the Mackinac Bridge.
TT Day 1-2 Headed northbound, to the right.
TT Day 1-3
TT Day 1-4 The trusty Tech Tour Mobile, a 2012 Ford Focus SEL.
TT Day 1-5 A few shots of a bridge crossing.
TT Day 1-6
TT Day 1-7 Hello there Mackinac Island! See you in a few days.
TT Day 1-8
TT Day 1-9
TT Day 1-10
TT Day 1-11
TT Day 1-12
TT Day 1-13
TT Day 1-14
TT Day 1-15 GLITR's temporary Sault Ste. Marie bureau, the Holiday Inn Express.
TT Day 1-16 My view of Sault Ste. Marie from the hotel. Obvoiously close to the university.
TT Day 1-17
TT Day 1-18 Sunset from my hotel room May 10, over the St. Mary's River west of the Soo.
TT Day 1-19
TT Day 2-1 Matt visits ICI and its general manager Chris Olson in Sault Ste. Marie, where there's a lot of work in advanced composites.
TT Day 2-2 David Finley, the new dean of Lake Superior State's combined business and engineering college (left) and Eric Becks, manager of the Lake State robot lab.
TT Day 2-3 A casually beautiful skyline from the Lake Superior State engineering labs.
TT Day 2-4 The Lake Superior State campus
TT Day 2-5 The site of a new business incubator in Sault Ste. Marie. 16,000 square feet in size, it will be done later this year.
TT Day 2-6
TT Day 2-7 Sunset from Brimley in the UP
TT Day 2-8 Point Iroquois LIghthouse near Brimley
TT Day 2-10
TT Day 2-11
TT Day 2-12
TT Day 2-13
TT Day 2-14 Another sunset over Whitefish Bay
TT Day 3-1 Dustin Denkins and his Suburb Solar generator, made in the UP's Manistique, during a visit in St. Ignace, at Java Joe's most excellent coffee house
TT Day 3-2
TT Day 3-3
TT Day 3-4 Just happened to stop by a cottage my family rented out perhaps a decade ago, Sunset Breeze on Brevort Lake, just across the bridge in the U.P. Highlight of the trip was a really nice display of the northern lights.
TT Day 3-5
TT Day 3-6
TT Day 3-7
TT Day 3-8
TT Day 3-9 Approaching the bridge on US-2
TT Day 3-10 An exhibit at the Mackinac Bridge overview park
TT Day 3-11 A memorial to the men who died building the Mackinac Bridge
TT Day 3-12
TT Day 3-13
TT Day 3-14
TT Day 3-15 Walter Breidenstein and his Gas Technologies LLC methane-to-methanol portable demonstration unit.
TT Day 3-16
TT Day 3-17 Just for fun, a house Sue and I used to rent in Traverse City (it used to be a duplex -- we had the two bedroom apartment downstairs)
TT Day 3-18
TT Day 3-19 The house on Seventh Street Sue lived in when we met. Again, so sue me, I did a little bit of tripping and falling down Memory Lane.
TT Day 3-20
TT Day 3-21
TT Day 5-1
TT Day 5-2 Yeah, this is the view from the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce...
TT Day 5-3 ... the TC Chamber is in this building along West Grand Traverse Bay.
TT Day 5-4 Fred Kopplow of Pioneer Computer with the huge stack of used hardware in Traverse City
TT Day 5-6 A quick peek at the Manistee River on my way from Traverse City to Midland.
TT Day 5-7
TT Day 6-1 Mid-Michigan Innovation Center director Chris Moultorup and public relations representative Barbara Muessig at the new home of the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center
TT Day 6-2 Barbara Meussig and your humble narrator in a high-speed golf cart at Advanced Battery Concepts in Clare
TT Day 6-3
TT Day 6-4 Grand Rapids' 'Medical Mile,' which includes the new Michigan State University College of Human Medicine complex. Matt Roush photo
TT Day 6-5 Hokey smoke, what a view.
TT Day 6-6
TT Day 6-7
TT Day 7-1
TT Day 7-2 Sunrise over Grand Rapids May 16
TT Day 7-3 Kristine White, president of Spectrum Health Innovations, in the health care group’s brainstorming center just north of downtown Grand Rapids.
TT Day 8-1 Part of the laboratory crew at Forensic Fluids in Kalamazoo
TT Day 8-2 Matt gets ready to take a drug test at Forensic Fluids in Kalamazoo. What was that Lloyd Bridges quote from "Airplane"?
TT Day 8-3
TT Day 8-4 Greg Cavey, manger of the Michigan Core LIfe Sciences Laboratory in Kalamazoo, checks out the equipment
TT Day 8-5 Robert DeWit and Greg Cavey in the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center, a life sciences incubator in Kalamazoo
TT Day 9-1 A technician is hard at work on sophisticated electronic equipment at Niowave Inc. in Lansing.
TT Day 9-2 The 16,000 square foot addition to Niowave Inc. in Lansing, which will house the company's new atom smasher test station.
TT Day 9-3 Jerry Hollister, COO of Niowave, with new cryogenic equipment for superconductors.
TT day 9-4
TT Day 9-5
TT Day 9-6
TT Day 9-7 A series of photos of the dash of the 2012 Ford Focus SEL Tech Tour Mobile.
TT Day 9-8
TT Day 9-9
TT Day 9-10
TT Day 9-11
TT Day 9-12
TT Day 9-13
TT Day 9-14
TT Day 9-15