GLITR Spring Tech Tour 2012

The Burt Lake scenic overlook on I-75 northbound, 20 minutes or so south of the Mackinac Bridge.
TT Day 1-1 The Burt Lake scenic overlook on I-75 northbound, 20 minutes or so south of the Mackinac Bridge.
Headed northbound, to the right.
TT Day 1-2 Headed northbound, to the right.
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The trusty Tech Tour Mobile, a 2012 Ford Focus SEL.
TT Day 1-4 The trusty Tech Tour Mobile, a 2012 Ford Focus SEL.
A few shots of a bridge crossing.
TT Day 1-5 A few shots of a bridge crossing.
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Hello there Mackinac Island! See you in a few days.
TT Day 1-7 Hello there Mackinac Island! See you in a few days.
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GLITR's temporary Sault Ste. Marie bureau, the Holiday Inn Express.
TT Day 1-15 GLITR's temporary Sault Ste. Marie bureau, the Holiday Inn Express.
My view of Sault Ste. Marie from the hotel. Obvoiously close to the university.
TT Day 1-16 My view of Sault Ste. Marie from the hotel. Obvoiously close to the university.
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Sunset from my hotel room May 10, over the St. Mary's River west of the Soo.
TT Day 1-18 Sunset from my hotel room May 10, over the St. Mary's River west of the Soo.
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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 2-1 Matt visits ICI and its general manager Chris Olson in Sault Ste. Marie, where there's a lot of work in advanced composites.
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 2-2 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.
A casually beautiful skyline from the Lake Superior State engineering labs.
TT Day 2-3 A casually beautiful skyline from the Lake Superior State engineering labs.
The Lake Superior State campus
TT Day 2-4 The Lake Superior State campus
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 2-5 The site of a new business incubator in Sault Ste. Marie. 16,000 square feet in size, it will be done later this year.
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Sunset from Brimley in the UP
TT Day 2-7 Sunset from Brimley in the UP
Point Iroquois LIghthouse near Brimley
TT Day 2-8 Point Iroquois LIghthouse near Brimley
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Another sunset over Whitefish Bay
TT Day 2-14 Another sunset over Whitefish Bay
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 3-1 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
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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 3-4 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.
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Approaching the bridge on US-2
TT Day 3-9 Approaching the bridge on US-2
An exhibit at the Mackinac Bridge overview park
TT Day 3-10 An exhibit at the Mackinac Bridge overview park
A memorial to the men who died building the Mackinac Bridge
TT Day 3-11 A memorial to the men who died building the Mackinac Bridge
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Walter Breidenstein and his Gas Technologies LLC methane-to-methanol portable demonstration unit.
TT Day 3-15 Walter Breidenstein and his Gas Technologies LLC methane-to-methanol portable demonstration unit.
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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 3-17 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)
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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 3-19 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.
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Yeah, this is the view from the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce...
TT Day 5-2 Yeah, this is the view from the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce...
... the TC Chamber is in this building along West Grand Traverse Bay.
TT Day 5-3 ... the TC Chamber is in this building along West Grand Traverse Bay.
Fred Kopplow of Pioneer Computer with the huge stack of used hardware in Traverse City
TT Day 5-4 Fred Kopplow of Pioneer Computer with the huge stack of used hardware in Traverse City
A quick peek at the Manistee River on my way from Traverse City to Midland.
TT Day 5-6 A quick peek at the Manistee River on my way from Traverse City to Midland.
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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 6-1 Mid-Michigan Innovation Center director Chris Moultorup and public relations representative Barbara Muessig at the new home of the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center
Barbara Meussig and your humble narrator in a high-speed golf cart at Advanced Battery Concepts in Clare
TT Day 6-2 Barbara Meussig and your humble narrator in a high-speed golf cart at Advanced Battery Concepts in Clare
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Grand Rapids' 'Medical Mile,' which includes the new Michigan State University College of Human Medicine complex. Matt Roush photo
TT Day 6-4 Grand Rapids' 'Medical Mile,' which includes the new Michigan State University College of Human Medicine complex. Matt Roush photo
Hokey smoke, what a view.
TT Day 6-5 Hokey smoke, what a view.
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Sunrise over Grand Rapids May 16
TT Day 7-2 Sunrise over Grand Rapids May 16
Kristine White, president of Spectrum Health Innovations, in the health care group’s brainstorming center just north of downtown Grand Rapids.
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.
Part of the laboratory crew at Forensic Fluids in Kalamazoo
TT Day 8-1 Part of the laboratory crew at Forensic Fluids in Kalamazoo
Matt gets ready to take a drug test at Forensic Fluids in Kalamazoo. What was that Lloyd Bridges quote from "Airplane"?
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"?
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Greg Cavey, manger of the Michigan Core LIfe Sciences Laboratory  in Kalamazoo, checks out the equipment
TT Day 8-4 Greg Cavey, manger of the Michigan Core LIfe Sciences Laboratory in Kalamazoo, checks out the equipment
Robert DeWit and Greg Cavey in the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center, a life sciences incubator in Kalamazoo
TT Day 8-5 Robert DeWit and Greg Cavey in the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center, a life sciences incubator in Kalamazoo
A technician is hard at work on sophisticated electronic equipment at Niowave Inc. in Lansing.
TT Day 9-1 A technician is hard at work on sophisticated electronic equipment at Niowave Inc. in Lansing.
The 16,000 square foot addition to Niowave Inc. in Lansing, which will house the company's new atom smasher test station.
TT Day 9-2 The 16,000 square foot addition to Niowave Inc. in Lansing, which will house the company's new atom smasher test station.
Jerry Hollister, COO of Niowave, with new cryogenic equipment for superconductors.
TT Day 9-3 Jerry Hollister, COO of Niowave, with new cryogenic equipment for superconductors.
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A series of photos of the dash of the 2012 Ford Focus SEL Tech Tour Mobile.
TT Day 9-7 A series of photos of the dash of the 2012 Ford Focus SEL Tech Tour Mobile.
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