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The Food Extruder team at Michigan State University's Design Day. At far right is Leo Kempel, acting dean of the MSU College of Engineering.

MSU, WMU Events Feature Student Engineers’ Inventions, Innovations

There are days I love my job, and days I really really REALLY love my job. Friday was one of the latter, as I got to drive around Michigan and meet with tomorrow’s engineering leaders at displays of new product inventions at Michigan State University in East Lansing and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/08/2013

A deep pothole swallows tires of cars on the Northwestern Highway service drive at Red River. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Set In Stone: MSU Home To National Pavement Preservation Center

With nearly 4 million miles of public roads criss-crossing the United States and millions of dollars spent to maintain them, it’s imperative that researchers look for better ways to preserve these roadways.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2013

Michigan State University's main engineering classroom and lab building. MSU photo.

MSU Engineering Design Day Friday

More than 400 students are set to showcase their innovation and technical skills on Friday, Dec. 6, at this autumn’s Design Day in the MSU College of Engineering.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2013

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Map App Wins Last Lansing Hatching Event Of 2013

Rounding out this year’s Hatching winners and finalists to pitch at Launched: Celebration of Entrepreneurship pitch competition, a business idea called What’s Mapnin’ won the judges’ vote last week at the Hatching round 6.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2013

Fiber optic cables. Wikimedia Commons photo from Sandia National Laboratories

Comlink Adds New Fiber Paths To Liberty Center One Data Center

The East Lansing network, voice, and cloud services provider Comlink LLC and data center operator Liberty Center One announced that Comlink has completed the construction and activation of three new fiber paths into Liberty Center One’s data center in Royal Oak.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/26/2013

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Detroit Firms To Design $600M Oil Tech University In Iraq

A consortium of Southeast Michigan architecture and design firms has been hired to design a $600 million, 2.8 million-square-foot new university in Basra, Iraq to teach petroleum engineering.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/25/2013

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World Usability Day Coming Up Thursday

World Usability Day is Thursday, and there are at least three major events in Michigan to mark it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/11/2013

MSU professor Nizar Lajnef explains self-powered pavement and bridge sensors to WWJ tech editor Matt Roush. MSU photo / Pat Mroczek.

MSU Tech Tour: Super Spartan Innovations

Michigan State University’s mascot-based motto these days is “Spartans Will.” Well, I can tell you, on a Tech Tour-style visit to the MSU campus Friday, Spartans will… knock your socks off with their research and entrepreneurship ideas.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2013

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23-Year-Old Mich. Native Ryan Riess Wins WSOP Title, $8.4 Million

Reiss, a native of East Lansing, Mich., kept a lower profile at the final table but ultimately won the World Series of Poker main event.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2013

Michigan Wind Industry Spins Up Power, Success

Wind power in Michigan has become a big business. The state is about to join the elite “Gigawatt Club,” being one of only a handful of states to generate more than a billion watts of electricity from wind power. More than 40 companies in the wind industry now employ more than 3,000 Michiganders.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/04/2013

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