Lansing Community College to host alternative fuels event: Lansing Community College’s West Campus in Delta Township will host National AFV Day Odyssey Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event will feature a full day of programming on alternative fuel vehicles. Speakers include Brad Beauchamp, Clean Cities Project Manager for the United States Department of Energy, and John Baumer of Lansing Ice and Fuel, a distributor and retailer of gasoline, diesel and propane. Registration is free but space is limited. Sign up at, or contact Odyssey Day is a biennial event dedicated to educating the public about alternative fuels and vehicles, and opportunities in clean transportation.

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Compuware and Providence To Talk Clinical System Performance: Detroit-based Compuware Corp. Tuesday announced it will take center stage with Providence Health & Services to discuss the importance of clinical system performance and availability. The session titled: “ARRA, ONC, EMR: You Can Lead a Doc to the PC, But You Can’t Make Him Type” will take place at the CHIME10 CIO Fall Forum in Phoenix, Ariz. on Oct. 7 at 9:55 a.m. Mountain time. This interactive session will feature Curt N. Kwak, CIO at Providence Health & Services Western Washington Region and Michael Wilson, Senior IT Director of Clinical Information Systems at Compuware, who will discuss how ensuring the performance and availability of clinical systems can give clinicians a successful end-user experience and increase clinician adoption. More at and

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Plex Announces October Webinars: Auburn Hills-based Plex Systems Inc., provider of the No. 1 rated ERP software for manufacturers,  announced live demonstrations of Plex Online’s comprehensive ERP solution for aerospace manufacturers on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time and for motor vehicle suppliers and manufacturers on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. These industry-specific events offer manufacturers an opportunity to explore Plex Online as they would use it in their day-to-day operations.  Participants will see how Plex Online improves and optimizes mission-critical business processes such as lean production, inventory control and traceability, quality assurance, corrective action programs, and tooling management. Each Webinar is tailored to the particular manufacturing audience and will highlight additional features unique to the aerospace and motor vehicle manufacturing communities. More at

SolidThinking to Exhibit Capabilities in UK: Troy-based solidThinking Inc. will exhibit the latest capabilities of its upcoming software releases at booth G8 at the TCT Live 2010 event Oct. 19-20 at the IEC Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England. More at Organized for concept, design, manufacturing and specification experts, TCT Live will feature the latest in software and technology advancements for designers, prototype specialists, product managers, engineers, and other manufacturing professionals. In addition to solidThinking’s product developers providing live demonstrations at the booth, solidThinking’s vice president of business development and customer relations Jim Hassberger will present “Human Thinking and Computational Inspiration, New Challenges and Opportunities for Product Design” during a white paper session in Theater 5 at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The presentation will explain how Morphogenesis, a computational form-generation technology, can help designers to explore virtually countless design options during the conceptual phase. SolidThinking, a NURBS-based software, offers conceptual 3D modeling, high-quality visualization tools and fast real-time photorealistic rendering for design presentation. Its best-in-class ConstructionTree technology allows designers to experiment with designs without having to start from scratch when changing their minds. solidThinking is available on Mac and Windows operating systems and is compatible with leading CAD/CAID/CAE software. TCT LIVE exhibits cover the vast range of machines and technologies. The exhibition brings together representatives from the Inspection, Scanning and Digitizing, CAD/CAM/CAE Software and Materials industries to showcase the latest technologies on the market. For more information about solidThinking Webinars and upcoming trade shows, visit SolidThinking is a subsidiary of Troy-based Altair Engineering Inc.

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