MCWT Sets Mid-Michigan Event: Members and friends of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology are invited to network and hear about the future of technology in mid-Michigan Thursday, May 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Lansing Country Club, 2200 Moores River Drive in Lansing. Jeff Mason, executive director of the University Research Corridor, will lead the discussion. The University Research Corridor is an alliance among Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University to improve the understanding of the vital role these universities have played – and will play – in revitalizing the state’s economy. Reserve your spot now! Register at The event is free to MCWT members, $10 for nonmembers and $5 for students. 

Macomb-OU Covers Doing Business With The Feds: “The Legalities Of Doing Business With The Federal Government” will be held Thursday, May 9 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Macomb-OU INCubator at Velocity Collaboration Center, 6633 18 Mile Road, Sterling Heights. Butzel Long partner Bill Eshelman will provide practical information to those contracting the government as a prime or subcontractor. The presentation highlights include significant contrasts between commercial and federal acquisitions, the principal areas of federal contracting and related authority of federal personnel affecting each, common and potentially deadly areas of confusion and a few best practices. Eshelman holds a specialized law degree in government procurement from George Washington University in Washington D.C. In his more than four decades of legal practice, he has held responsible positions at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and several major federal agencies with responsibilities that include the full range of federal contracting. Most recently, Eshelman has been involved in major programs, as well as more routine subcontractor and supplier disputes. For more information on this Lunch and Launch program, or to register, call Joan Carleton (586) 884–9324 or email

Michigan Defense Expo to feature latest, greatest military equipment, technology: Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, is a promotional partner for the 4th Annual National Defense Industry Association Michigan Defense Expo, taking place at the Macomb Community College Sports Expo Center in Warren, May 14 and 15. The expo is designed to showcase the latest and greatest capabilities the military has to offer. The expo includes more than 100 exhibitors and 61,000 square feet of vehicles, industry equipment and technology. New this year, the expo will include networking and business-building events. There is no cost to attend for Automation Alley members. Non-NDIA members are welcome. Sponsorship opportunities and booth space are available. For more information or to register, visit Macomb Community College Sports and Expo Center is located at 14500 E. 12 Mile Road in Warren. For additional information, visit

CEO of Life Technologies Guest Speaker at May CEO Leaders’ Club: MichBio’s next CEO Leader’s Club speaker is Gregory T. Lucier, CEO and board chairman at Life Technologies, a global biotechnology company with a presence in more than 180 countries. Ranked ninth among the world’s 50 most innovative companies, Life Technologies is a market leader in products and services that accelerate advancements in basic research and drug development, molecular diagnostics, 21st century forensics, regenerative science and agricultural research. Lucier fosters a culture of excellence and applies his more than 25 years of strategic management at Life Technologies in his endeavor to shape an era of personalized medicine in which researchers can efficiently read, write and edit DNA for humanity’s benefit. Lucier previously served as a corporate officer at GE Healthcare and on the Board of the Sanford Burnham Institute, and currently serves on the boards of Synthetic Genomics Inc., CareFusion Corp., Rady Children’s Hospital and the California Healthcare Institute. He received a bachelor of science in engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Registration ends on May 2, and preregistration is required, with no walk-ins allowed. The event costs $200 and includes two more events. Qualified individuals can also purchase a single entrance ticket for $75 on a one-time basis. For more information about the CEO Leader’s Club, visit or call (734) 527-9150.