INNOVATION & JOB NEWS

Lawrence Tech Opens Advanced Computer Lab for Cybersecurity

The College of Business and Information Technology at Lawrence Technological University has established a new high-performance computer lab for use in several of the college’s programs, including cybersecurity and finance.“This new, state-of-the-art computer lab will further increase the quality of the academic experience within the college,” said Bahman Mirshab,...

LTU Expanding Sports Teams, Seeks Athletes for Fall 2021

Lawrence Technological University is seeking an additional 200 student-athletes in new and expanded competitive, intercollegiate teams for the fall semester of 2021.Lawrence Tech is adding new varsity teams in eSports, women’s hockey and cheerleading.And LTU is expanding the rosters of its track and field, women’s bowling and competitive dance...

GM to Hire 3,000 Workers to Advance Technology

GM plans to hire 3,000 employees to further technology and software development. Photo courtesy of General Motors Co. Detroit’s General Motors Co. plans to hire 3,000 new employees across engineering, design, and information technology through the first quarter of 2021 to help transform product development and software as a service.The...

Clenova in Troy Debuts Touchless Light-up Hand Sanitizing Station

Clenova has launched its Premium Hand Sanitizing Station, which is designed for use by businesses. Photo courtesy of Clenova Troy’s Clenova has unveiled its Premium Hand Sanitizing Station, a business-centric touchless entryway hand sanitizer dispenser that lights up when approached.It can be custom branded and is designed for use in...

High Schooler Creates Fancy Bakery Business While Stuck at Home

Excerpt: Eliana’s Cakery was created while a Berkley High School senior was looking for something fun to do during the COVID lockdown. Looking for something fun to do during the lockdown, Eliana Schreiber thought she’d bake a cake for her family. Then she thought she’d decorate it. Several creations later,...

Auburn Hills is Home to New Coffee Company: Blair Hall Coffee

Blair Hall Coffee, a new coffee company based in Auburn Hills, has launched a line of 12 different blends and one espresso roast. Blair Hall’s coffee is roasted, blended and packaged when orders come in, so customers receive the freshest coffee possible.Blair Hall Coffee is available online at www.blairhallcoffee.com, and...

No ‘Take-Out’ Option: How Are Metro Detroit’s Music Venues Surviving?

Excerpt: Allan Goetz felt like the boutique music venue he co-owns had just hit its stride when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Goetz is part of a collective of six families behind the Lake Orion “listening room," 20 Front Street, that opened in 2017 and was enjoying sold-out shows leading...

Dakota Bread is Back in Business

Excerpt: A steady stream of cars — 189 in the first hour alone — passed through the Boardwalk shopping center parking lot for a drive-through open house in celebration of Friendship Circle’s recent purchase of Dakota Bread Company. The organization recently purchased the bakery to train young adults with special needs...

LTU Receives Epic MegaGrant to Establish New Design Lab for Gaming, Training, Simulation

Excerpt: Lawrence Technological University has recieved a $50,000 Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games Inc., which will be used to establish the Epic Center for Unreal Technology on the LTU campus.Using the MegaGrant, LTU plans to establish an authorized Unreal Engine training program for both students and working professionals, as...

Oakland University’s Healthology Symposium Goes Virtual

Excerpt: Oakland University’s Healthology Symposium is going virtual this year and will focus on the creative solutions developed across different health sectors in response to the unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more.

LTU Prof Gets Grant to Train Small Construction Firms on COVID Safety

Excerpt: Lawrence Technological University is offering free COVID-19 safety training to construction firms with fewer than 100 employees under a grant from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration.Read more.

Oakland Community College Creates To-Go Lunch Service, Run by Culinary Students

Excerpt: In a lot of ways, the pandemic changed the restaurant industry. Now, students studying culinary arts at Oakland Community College are learning those changes first-hand. While students usually help run a restaurant at the college's Farmington Hills campus, 27055 Orchard Lake, the program has moved to serve meals with...