GLITR Partners With VOA To Adopt Families For Holidays

OK, it’s almost Thanksgiving, so I’m ready to officially open the Christmas season. And once again this year, we’re doing that in a very special way at your Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report. We’re partnering with Volunteers of America – Michigan to encourage GLITR readers to “Adopt A Family” this holilday season.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2012

Lawrence Technological University professor Giscard Kfoury with a sample of artificial muscle. Matt Roush photo.

Lawrence Tech Tour Shows Local Talent For Tech Transfer

The Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s Fall Tech Tour gets me the heck outta town to see the latest and greatest research at Michigan’s fabulous universities — research that has the potential to create new businesses and new jobs in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/28/2012


Michigan Ballot Proposals Take Center Stage At Lawrence Tech Event

Moderators Matt Roush, WWJ’s technology editor, and Doc Thompson, show host on Talk Radio 1270, led the discussion as pro and con forces battled over the ballot proposals and how they’ll affect Michigan’s future.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2012

Lawrence Technological University's Southfield campus

GLITR, WWJ, WXYT Hosting Candidate, Proposal Forum

If you’d like another chance to get detailed information about Michigan’s six state ballot issues, along with meeting candiates for state and federal offices, join us Thursday evening in Southfield.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2012

Thomas Glasmacher, project manager of Michigan State University's Facility For Rare Isotope Beams, a half-billion-dollar atom smasher scheduled for completion in 2019, in front of a split-screen TV in his offices showing several live construction views. Matt Roush photo.

MSU: Spartans Shine To Wrap Up Tech Tour ’12

It’s a world-class research university, America’s pioneering land grant college, the first place on the planet to study agriculture scientifically, and just passed a little-known school called MIT for No. 1 in graduate studies of particle physics. So while it may be a rebuilding year at Spartan Stadium on Saturday afternoons, Michigan State University is and always will be a must-visit as long as there are Great Lakes Innovation and Techology Report Fall Tech Tours.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2012

The 2013 Ford Taurus. Ford Motor Co. photo.

The Tech Tour Mobile: Understated High Tech Class

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2012

Captain Dave Powell, dean of Western Michigan Univeristy's College of Aviation, and GLITR Editor Matt Roush check out the Sky Broncos' cool new aircraft.

Tech Tour Day Eight: Western’s Got Wings!

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/19/2012

Tetra 's Mark Gurney. (c)  Adam Bird Photographer. Used with permission.

Tech Tour Day Seven: Grand Tech At Grand Valley

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2012

Ferris HPV 1

Tech Tour Day Six: Ferris Tech Fantastic

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/16/2012

Paula Cotter, LPN (in front) and Dr. Sandra Howell test out a cryogenic device used to freeze tumors. Howell is a faculty member at Central Michigan University's new medical school.

Tech Tour Day Five: Biotech, Entrepreneurship At CMU

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

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/15/2012