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New LTU Incubator, Science Center, SBAM On Monday’s M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK – The M2 TechCast podcast will launch two new segments with its Monday, Feb. 6 program.

In the first new segment, Tonya Matthews, director of the Michigan Science Center, kicks off her STEM education focused segment. She’ll be visiting the TechCast monthly.

Also a future regular guest is Michael Rogers, communications director for the Small Business Association of Michigan, who will talk about SBAM and the products and services it offers Michigan’s business community.

Also on the show to talk about the new Lawrence Technological University Design Incubator and co-working space – at LTU’s new Detroit Center for Design + Technology at 4219 Woodward Ave. in Midtown Detroit – will be Christopher Stefani, the incubator’s director. The center provides working and meeting space for entrepreneurs in the creative fields.

Rounding out the show will be Greg Doyle from Tech248, the Oakland County-based tech business group, talking about the new Oakland Entrepreneurs Alliance.

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 Covers STEM Education For Girls And More

SOUTHFIELD — The Jan. 18 edition of the M2 TechCast podcast is now available for listening and download online.

The hourlong show’s first segment features Mark Becker, a partner at Grand Rapids-based tech consultants C/D/H, about the company’s Jan. 21 TechMash at its downtown Detroit office. The event will combine beer tasting and high-tech talk about enterprise systems and the cloud.

Next up was Tonya Matthews, CEO of the Michigan Science Center, about the center’s STEMinista program to boost interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and careers among girls.

Rachele Downs, vice president of entrepreneurial strategies at the women’s business group Inforum, was the guest in the third segment, talking about the organization’s InGAGE female entrepreneur training program.

The show wrapped up with veteran Detroit automotive journalist Marge Sorge, executive director of the Detroit Regional News Hub and its Detroit Unspun e-newsletter. The hub connects reporters with information and experts who can help them get the information they need to write complete, accurate stories about the Detroit area.

The M2 TechCast is a weekly podcast covering the people and technologies moving Michigan forward. It is hosted by Mike Brennan, owner of Michigan Technology News and its tech news blog, http://www.mitechnews.com, and Matt Roush, director of communications and public relations at The Engineering Society of Detroit, and managing editor of its tech news publication, http://www.techcentury.com.

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet at 3 p.m. Eastern time Mondays at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. It is available for download later in the week at www.soundcloud.com, iTunes and other outlets.

The M2 TechCast is part of the Podcast Detroit network of more than 30 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, from Podcast Detroit’s studios in Ferndale. The organization’s flagship podcast, IT in the D, airs live on the internet Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

MSU Engineer To Tip Half A Million Objects Saturday In Record Attempt

(UPDATE, Monday, July 20, 4:20 p.m.: Steve Price made his Incredible Science Machine work on Saturday at the Michigan Science Center, but it appears a few sections failed, and the team failed to hit the world record they were attempting. Video coverage from Detroit’s WDIV-TV Channel 4 is at this link, while coverage from the Detroit Free Press is at this link.)

EAST LANSING — Steve Price, a Michigan State University College of Engineering student who has showcased his Rube Goldberg devices on “America’s Got Talent” and the “Rachel Ray Show,” has his biggest event ever planned for this Saturday in Detroit.

At 3 p.m. on July 18, Price and 15 builders from around the world will make an attempt at a Guinness World Record for the Largest Chain Reaction Machine. It is called Zeal Credit Union’s Incredible Science Machine and will take place at the Michigan Science Center in front of a live audience. The event will be filmed for the Discovery Channel show, “Daily Planet.”

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