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Clarkston Jr. High's Digital Blackboard
Thursday, March 21, 2013
What do mini laptops, video-streaming pencasts and Charlie Sheen have to do with scholastic achievement? At Clarkston Junior High School, a whole heckuva lot. Jeff Peariso, who teaches algebra and statistics, has piloted a high-tech teaching program for a handful of students, with exciting results.
Five Really Cool Inventions Being Developed In Metro Detroit
Thursday, November 08, 2012
We are a community with a history for making things. And that tradition goes beyond auto plants and IT firms. How about a machine that measures mental concentration? Or an update to the 19th Century Stirling Engine? Or an innovation that may change the entire glass-blowing industry? Whether it's in garages, school workshops or makerspaces, Metro Detroit inventors are concocting some pretty cool stuff.
Detroit, One Invention at a Time
Thursday, September 13, 2012
This point cannot be labored enough: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office affirmed Detroit's growing manufacturing and knowledge economy by opening its first-ever satellite location in Detroit.
examines the U.S.P.T.O's activities in the region, and what its presence means for the area's economy.
Editor's Pick: Maker Faire
Thursday, July 28, 2011
It's baaack! Maker Faire is the ultimate celebration of invention and innovation. From gearheads to eggheads to tech heads, this gathering of mad geniuses offers a cornucopia of handmade, homemade, and borderline dangerous creations. Wander a forest made of mannequins! Witness the world's largest Mentos meets Coke experiment! Ride flame-spewing bicycles! It's at The Henry Ford this weekend and you'd be crazy to miss it.
2010: A Year of Entrepreneurship And Innovation
Thursday, December 16, 2010
If anyone doubts that Metro Detroit is a hotbed of invention, entrepreneurship and creative thinking they just haven't been paying attention.
once again unearthed a treasure trove of people, companies and communities that are evolving our sense of place, building our new economy, and promoting innovation at every turn. As we ring out the year we look back at a baker's dozen of stories that inspired us!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
When it comes to the forefront of scientific, technical, and leadership roles, women are still running in place, for the most part. Civil Air Patrol Major General Amy Courter, president of the Michigan chapter of Women in Defense, writes this week on how more women can achieve line positions in Michigan's burgeoning defense industry.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
There is a method behind the madness associated with creations like a Red Green Robot or a Cupcake Electric Vehicle, we promise. Their inventor, i3 Detroit hackerspace co-founder Nick Britsky, is here to talk this week about his community toolbox, the Maker Movement, and the state of DIY.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
And the winner is... Diane Durance, executive director of Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest, is here this week to discuss the GLEQ business plan competition for aspiring entrepreneurs. In June, one start-up will win the $100K SmartZone award. In a time when there's talk of taking the nickel out of nickels, a few Gs can mean the difference between boom or bust.
Bill Wagner & Dianne Marsh
Thursday, August 13, 2009
My, how the ENIAC has grown! Southeast Michigan's IT companies, often overshadowed by snazzier startups, are in prosperous mode. Meet Bill Wagner and Dianne Marsh, co-founders of Ann Arbor software firm SRT Solutions. Their blog? The challenges of growing a tech biz and how the tech community is supporting the region.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
From $50 desk rentals to million dollar start-ups,
is a coworking space that caters to Ann Arbor's tech community with an eye toward entrepreneurship. Professional collaborations, tech meet-ups and beer-fueled social gatherings are all part of the mix in this innovative workspace.
Welcome To Automation Alley
Thursday, February 25, 2010
If building a knowledge-based economy is Michigan's only hope then, much like the force, Automation Alley is what binds the region's technological companies together, finding ways for them to succeed in the global marketplace.
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