INNOVATION & JOB NEWS

Business, Economic Leaders Celebrate Opening of LTU Manufacturing Incubator

Excerpt: Welcome to the future of manufacturing. On National Manufacturing Day, Friday, Oct. 4, Lawrence Technological University and its partners dedicated the Centrepolis Accelerator — a bright, modern space with the latest in high-tech prototyping and virtual reality equipment to help entrepreneurs, designers and dreamers create the next generation of...

Birmingham Restaurant La Strada Going Tipless with Salaried Employees

Excerpt: The tipless restaurant trend that so far has been limited locally to a few buzzy spots in Detroit is hitting the suburbs. Birmingham's La Strada Dolci e Caffé will rebrand in mid-October as La Strada Italian Kitchen & Bar while simultaneously moving all of its employees to annual salaries...

Beaumont ACO is One of the Nation’s Top Performing Accountable Care Organizations for the Sixth Year in a Row

The Beaumont Accountable Care Organization is the top-performing ACO in Michigan and the fifth best in the country, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The ACO generated $45.1 million in gross savings for contract year 2018. The Beaumont ACO is a physician and health system partnership with...

Exlterra in Hazel Park Launches MAZL Ultra-light Drill Rig

Hazel Park’s Exlterra, a company that develops technologies to tackle environmental challenges, has launched MAZL, the newest model in its ultra-light drill rig family. MAZL is a compact drilling rig designed for quick and easy rotary drilling, accommodating up to 12-inch diameter augers. Weighing 1,420 pounds and measuring 34 inches...

Oakland University, Henry Ford College Announce New Transfer Agreements

Excerpt: Oakland University has signed three more articulation agreements to provide Henry Ford College students with a more seamless, cost-effective pathway toward bachelor’s degrees in health care and business-related fields. The new agreements help transition qualified students from Henry Ford College to Oakland University in pursuit of a Bachelor of...

Couple Says Their Beaumont ‘Medical Mom’ Changed Their Lives and Helps Them Manage Serious Health Conditions

Excerpt: Trust should be the basis of the doctor-patient relationship. Yet, after repeated experiences with doctors who ranged from “so-so” to “terrible,” Larry Lees knew he needed to find a physician he felt had his best interests at heart. He discovered Dr. Ping Wang in the phonebook after Diane, his wife of...

Record Number of Students and Companies to Participate in Oakland County Manufacturing Day

A record 1,300 high school students will be visiting 50 companies throughout Oakland County on Oct. 4 as part of Manufacturing Day, the national celebration that introduces young adults to the world of advanced manufacturing. A presidential decree in 2014 established Manufacturing Day to encourage exploration of careers in advanced...

Coulter Expands Leadership Team with Economic Development and Public Policy Expertise

Oakland County Executive David Coulter has attracted two additional leaders to join him in serving Oakland County as deputy county executives during this vital juncture for county government, rounding out his leadership team in less than a month. “I wanted deputy county executives who could hit the ground running with...

Lawrence Tech to Host 10th Annual Innovation Encounter

Excerpt: Innovation Encounter, an engineering competition where collegiate teams design a solution to a real-world technical problem, will be held for the 10th year this fall at Lawrence Technological University. The event will be held Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, at LTU’s campus in Southfield. Eaton, the power...

Lawrence Technological University-AT&T STEM Outreach Program Inspires Girls to Make an Impact in Their Communities

Nearly 40 girls ages 9-17 and their parents attended the third annual Girls in Future Technologies (GIFT) Day at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit Saturday, Sept. 7. This marked the third year that Lawrence Technological University’s Marburger STEM Center teamed up with the Michigan Women of AT&T (WOA) to...

Oakland University William Beaumont Faculty, Students, and Staff Published More Than 5,000 Times Since 2011

Excerpt: Faculty, students and staff at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) have been published more than 5,000 times since 2011 — a significant milestone for the school that had a total of about 30 its first year. Nancy Bulgarelli, director of the OUWB Medical Library, said the...

Oakland University Expands Partnerships With Three Universities in China

Excerpt: Oakland University leaders recently traveled to China to strengthen and expand partnerships at three STEM-focused universities. Louay Chamra, dean of Oakland’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, Lianxiang Yang, distinguished professor of mechanical engineering and Gary Barber, professor of mechanical engineering — as well as James Lentini, provost and...