ESD Gets Busy With Fall Tours, Events

SOUTHFIELD — School is back in session, and your Engineering Society of Detroit is getting back into the swing of things with a variety of tours and other events designed to advance the current generation of engineers and technical professionals — and foster the next generation.

Here’s the rundown on a wide variety of events:

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Inno-Vention 2014 Opens Registration For Matchmaking Sessions With Purchasing Agents

PONTIAC — Medical Main Street’s Inno-Vention 2014 conference is now taking registration from companies interested in face-to-face meetings with purchasing agents from major health care providers in Michigan.

The meetings will take place Oct. 22 during Inno-Vention 2014, Medical Main Street’s annual conference, Oct. 21- 22 at The Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi.

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MSU Engineering Welcomes Biggest Freshman Class In 25+ Years

EAST LANSING — The Michigan State University College of Engineering is welcoming its largest entering class of freshmen in more than 25 years, with a significant rise in women students.

There were nearly 1,400 new freshmen in the college when classes began on Wednesday, Aug. 27, up from last year’s record enrollment of 1,300.

Among the nearly 1,400 freshmen are about 260 women – one of the largest groups of women to enter the college in decades.

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MEDC OKs Aid To $190M In Projects

LANSING — The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced approval of assistance to economic development and community revitalization projects that in total will generate nearly $190 million in new capital investment and create 419 new jobs in Michigan.

The MSF-approved projects include an expansion of Toyota’s engineering center in York Township, three new multifamily housing developments in Detroit, and two brownfield work plans for business expansions in Detroit and Redford Charter Township.

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Bosch Breaks Ground on Technical Center Expansion In Plymouth

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder joined Robert Bosch LLC President Mike Mansuetti and other Bosch executives today in a ceremonial groundbreaking to publicly announce a 220,500-square-foot expansion of Bosch’s Technical Center at 15000 Haggerty Road in Plymouth Township.

The expansion, which is expected to be completed in November 2015, will nearly double the size of the existing technical center, which opened in 2007.

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Materialise Joins the Altair Partner Alliance

TROY — The engineering software provider Altair announced that the Belgian rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing software provider Materialise has joined the Altair Partner Alliance, making its 3-matic STL software available free to HyperWorks users.

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Apply By Sept. 11 For Entrepreneurial Mentoring At LTU

SOUTHFIELD — Thursday, Sept. 11, is the deadline for innovators and entrepreneurs to apply for the nine-week Saturday mentoring program at Lawrence Technological University that helps advance new product ideas and establish new business opportunities.

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Engineering, IT Services Firm Expanding In Troy, Adding 171 Jobs

LANSING — Unified Business Technologies is expanding in Troy with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced.

The expansion is expected to generate $17.2 million in new private investment and add 171 new jobs.

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AT&T Expands 4G LTE Across State

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. says it has expanded its 4G LTE network in several locations across lower MIchigan.

Included are parts of Calhoun, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lenawee, Muskegon, Oakland and St. Joseph counties.

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