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International call-in to highlight Monday’s M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK — One half of the hosting team at the M2 TechCast will be calling in from overseason for the program’s Monday, June 26 edition.

The show will start at 3 p.m. Eastern time Monday at http://www.podcastdetroit.com.

Mike Brennan, founder and publisher of Michigan Technology News, will phone in from Israel, where he is covering the 7th International Cyber Week at Tel Aviv University. Organizers of the event invited Brennan to attend.

At 3:15, Tricia Walding of the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan will outline WIN’s recently released Connected and Automated Vehicles Social Network Analysis.

At 3:30, Keith Brophy, director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center, will interview Bhushan Kulkarni, Chairman of GDI Infotech and CEO of InfoReady Corp. Bhushan is also co-chair of BBM BizCon 2017, a conference taking place on July 6 in Grand Rapids.

Wrapping up the show at 3:45 will be Dr. Sibrina Collins, director of Lawrence Technological University’s Marburger STEM Center, the home of LTU’s K-12 and STEM outreach programs. She’ll provide the latest details on LTU’s high school and middle school summer science and technology camps, the Marburger STEM Center Ambassadors Program, and the recent ribbon-cutting of a high-tech outdoor classroom at Detroit’s Sampson-Webber Leadership Academy.

The M2 TechCast will not air Monday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. It will return Monday, July 10.

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time each Monday at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. And you can listen to past episodes by clicking on http://www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast/.

The M2 TechCast is hosted by Brennan and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both covered high tech in Michigan as journalists for more than 20 years.

The M2 TechCast is part of Podcast Detroit, a network of more than 50 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, anchored by IT in the D. the nation’s No. 1 tech podcast, which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners a week. IT in the D airs live Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

 

Social Media, LTU Outreach, High Tech Manufacturing, Cybersecurity on March 20 M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK — Hope for more STEM students in the future and worries about the nation’s power grid are among the highlights to be broadcast live over the internet on the Monday, March 20 M2 TechCast.

The show begins at 3 p.m. Eastern time with Melih Oztalay of Inbound Marketing. He’ll discuss how web site marketability, content marketing, and social media marketing intersect.

At 3:15, Sibrina Collins, director of the Lawrence Technological University Marburger STEM Center will discuss LTU’s recent K-12 outreach events and an upcoming Science and Technology Showcase for science and biomedical engineering (BME) majors.

At 3:30, Jeff Hall from Siemens will talk about the Manufacturing in America conference, March 22-23 at the Renaissance Center.

The show wraps up at 3:45 with cybersecurity expert Dan Lohrmann, discussing hacker threats to the nation’s power grid.

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time each Monday at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. And you can listen to past episodes by clicking on http://www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast/.

The M2 TechCast is hosted by Mike Brennan, founder and publisher of Michigan Technology News, http://www.mitechnews.com, and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both have covered high-tech in Michigan as journalists for more than 20 years.

The M2 TechCast is part of Podcast Detroit, a network of more than 50 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, anchored by IT in the D. the nation’s No. 1 tech podcast, which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners a week. IT in the D airs live Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

M2 TechCast For Oct. 24: STEM Shortage, Small Biz, Entrepreneurship & More

SOUTHFIELD — A leader in Lawrence Technological University’s new program to help fill the STEM talent pipeline. The leader of Michigan’s small business assistance centers. The manager of a large program to train women entrepreneurs. And a high-tech entrepreneur.

That’s the lineup for the Monday, Oct. 24 edition of the M2 TechCast, the podcast that looks at technology from a Michigan perspective.

The TechCast kicks off at 3 p.m. Eastern time at http://www.podcastdetroit.com.

The first guest is Sibrina Collins, the inaugural director of Lawrence Tech’s Marburger STEM Center, The center aims to strengthen LTU’s existing outreach programs to boost STEM education at the K-12 level, and establish new ones. The move aims to counter a looming shortage in the STEM workforce, in fields as diverse as  electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, cybersecurity, software development, and skilled trades.

Then it’s Keith Brophy, director of the Michigan Small Business Development Centers, and an entrepreneur guest to talk about small business in Michigan.

At 3:30, the guest will be Tember Shea, program director for inGage, which delivers programs to increase the number of women angel investors in Michigan; provides women access to our network of investors and advisors, guides women through the process of commercializing technology and assists emerging second-stage companies in identifying and seizing new market opportunities. Collectively, 79 women have graduated from the first six inGage cohorts. Tthose women have incorporated 38 new companies, created 234 new jobs, and have been granted 25 new patents. Furthermore, Inforum has confirmed 20 new women angel investors, and inGage-supported entrepreneurs have raised more than $19.7 million in new capital in the last three years.

The final guest is Amanda Lewan, co-founder of the co-working space Bamboo Detroit, and editor of the entrepreneurship blog Michipreneur.com, talking about what’s new on the Detroit tech startup scene.

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time each Monday at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. And you can listen to past episodes by clicking on http://www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast/.

The M2 TechCast is hosted by Mike Brennan, founder and publisher of Michigan Technology News, http://www.mitechnews.com, and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both have covered high-tech in Michigan as journalists for more than 20 years.

The M2 TechCast is part of Podcast Detroit, a network of more than 50 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, anchored by IT in the D. the nation’s No. 1 tech podcast, which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners a week. IT in the D airs live Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

LTU Names First Director of Marburger STEM Center

SOUTHFIELD — Sibrina Nichelle Collins will join Lawrence Technological University as the executive director of LTU’s Marburger STEM Center.

Her appointment to the newly created position culminates a national search and is effective July 1, 2016, said Virinder K. Moudgil, Lawrence Tech’s president.

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, fields that are becoming increasingly significant for workforce development, national security, economic growth, and more. Lawrence Tech has long specialized in STEM subjects and its graduates are among the nation’s highest paid in these fields. Collins’ appointment signifies LTU’s expanded emphasis on enhancing STEM programs and opportunities.

“Thanks to a recent $20 million anonymous gift from one of our generous alumni, Lawrence Tech is incorporating a growing system of projects with industry partners, integrating the newest technologies, and an increased amount of educating mentoring and counsel with students across our campus,” Moudgil said. “We are also establishing programs for younger students as early as the primary grades. For all these reasons we are delighted to have Dr. Collins join the University to lead these efforts.”

Most recently, Collins was director of education at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, where she focused on the museum’s science education and social studies programming.

A native of Detroit, Collins is an organometallic chemist and earned her PhD from Ohio State University. As a graduate student, she received extensive training as a photochemist, where she used light to investigate the chemical reactions of photochemically reactive molecules. She later completed a postdoctoral appointment at Louisiana State University focusing on the characterization of calcified human heart plaque.

Between 2003-06, Collins was an assistant professor of chemistry at Claflin University in South Carolina, where her research focused on the crystal-engineering of metal-organic frameworks that have many potential applications as electronic materials. Collins also worked as a writer and editor for the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, DC and served as director of graduate diversity recruiting at the University of Washington in Seattle.

From 2008-14, Collins served on the chemistry faculty at the College of Wooster. There, she focused on the development of anticancer drugs containing transition metal centers. Collins has published several peer-reviewed articles on her research and STEM education in journals such as Inorganic Chemistry, Acta Crystallographia, Bulletin for the History of Chemistry, and the Journal of Chemical Education.

LTU’s Marburger STEM Center will be housed in the University’s new $16.9 million A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture, and Life Sciences Complex opening this summer. The Center honors LTU President Emeritus Richard E. Marburger who led early work in this area.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Set For LTU Academic Building

SOUTHFIELD — There will soon be a second major construction project under way at Lawrence Technological University.

With building going on at LTU’s third residence hall, the science and engineering-based school will break ground Friday at 11 a.m. on its new Taubman Complex.

The new building will house the LTU Marburger STEM Center, providing advanced classrooms and laboratories for robotics engineering, biomedical engineering, life sciences and several related programs.

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