Tech Tour

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

This is what a native copper vein looks like at Michigan Tech's A.E. Seaman museum. Matt Roush photo.

Tech Tour Day Three: Finnish French Toast, Medical Miracles, Green Racing And A Mineral Wonderland

Finnish French toast is the perfect way to start any high-tech day, but especially when it’s from the Suomi Restaurant in Houghton.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2012

Guy Meadows in Michigan Tech's new Great Lakes Research Center on the Portage Waterway in Houghton. Matt Roush photo.

Tech Tour Day Two: Solar Power, Star Trek Replicators, New Drugs At Michigan Tech

Solar power, Star Trek replicators, new antiviral drugs, more green energy, and a research showplace for the Great Lakes. Yep, just another day at Michigan Technological University Friday as the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report 2012 Fall Tech Tour got into full swing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2012

The 2013 Ford Taurus. Ford Motor Co. photo.

GLITR Hits The Road For Fall Tech Tour ’12

Matt’s headed out on the road again for a Fall Tech Tour of Michigan university technology that will soon turn into Michigan businesses and jobs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2012

Work under way at Niowave's clean room

GLITR Tech Tour Day Nine: Lansing’s A Wonderful End To The Trip

A cool new business incubator, a bunch of nifty Web companies, and a company doing amazing high-tech particle physics provide a fitting wrap-up to Matt’s tour around high-tech Michigan

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2012

Some of the services available on the dash of your Ford Focus SEL with MyFord Touch.

This Tech Tour Mobile Was A Blast

Just tell the rest of the family it’s a mere commutermobile. Because if they ever figure out how much fun a 2012 Ford Focus SEL is to drive, you may never get the wheel back.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2012

Kristine White, president of Spectrum Health Innovations, in the health care group's brainstorming center just north of downtown Grand Rapids. Matt Roush photo.

GLITR Tech Tour Day Seven: Great Grand Rapids

Downtown Grand Rapids is an amazing place these days, and I got just a tiny little peek at a few of the companies helping make it amazing Wednesday, Day Seven of the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s 2012 Spring Tech Tour.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2012