Daily Archives: May 14, 2019

FIRST does more than teach kids how to build robots, it prepares them for the future

For Anna Munie, the most impressive thing about the recent FIRST Robotics World Championship wasn’t a robot piloted by a goldfish. Instead, she was struck by how well prepared for the working world the elementary and high-school competitors already were. Munie works as a resource planning analyst for Consumers Energy — a major sponsor of the event and organization. Munie ...

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Experience Ann Arbor as a tech hub at a2Tech360

If the goal for a2Tech360 is to get Ann Arbor excited about its technology and innovation community, then event organizers Ann Arbor SPARK have succeeded. One of the event’s main draws is Tech Trek, a street fair that exhibits Ann Arbor companies and the exciting technologies and innovations they’re developing. In its first year less than a half decade ago, ...

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Pedestrian-friendly streetscape improvements planned for Avenue of Fashion, six other corridors

Seven Detroit commercial corridors are scheduled to receive significant streetscape enhancements this year. The first of which, a stretch of Livernois between Margareta and 8 Mile known as the Avenue of Fashion, sees construction begin this month. In an attempt to entice Detroiters to keep more of their shopping dollars within city limits while also attracting outsiders, Detroit is using ...

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Ross Chastain Gets 1st NASCAR Trucks Win – Detroit News Watch

Ross Chastain raced to his first NASCAR Trucks victory Friday night after leader Stewart Friesen ran out of gas with three laps to go at Kansas Speedway. “This is what sports are all about — comebacks man,” Chastain said after leading just five laps. KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 10: Ross Chastain, driver of the #45 TruNorth/Paul Jr. Designs Chevrolet, ...

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Michigan women bust stereotypes, find success in Professional Trades

The Talent and Economic Development Department of Michigan (Ted) is energizing a statewide dialogue about Michigan’s talent gap. Michigan will have more than 811,000 high-demand, high-wage career openings to fill through 2024 in fields like energy, information technology, computer science, healthcare, manufacturing, and other business and Professional Trades fields. This is the second installment in a six-part series sponsored by ...

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