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New Nanophotonic Material Can Turn Heat to Electricity
Engineering, Sustainable Energy, University of Michigan

New Nanophotonic Material Can Turn Heat to Electricity

A new heat-resistant nanophotonic material has broken records for stability at high temperatures, and shows promise for use to turn heat into electricity. Research at the University of Michigan might be used for more efficient electricity production from thermal radiation. A team of chemical and materials science engineers developed the material, which can control flow…

Grow with Google Program Helps Michigan Residents Enter or Switch Tech Careers
Announcements, Engineering, Marketing, Recruiting, User Experience

Grow with Google Program Helps Michigan Residents Enter or Switch Tech Careers

Looking for a career shift or boost in your tech career? Google’s Grow With Google program is offering professional training and certifications in tech skills that are extremely affordable, or, with a new program designed for rural northwest Michigan, completely free. The program is used for finding entry level workers in tech by Wells Fargo, SiriusXM, Salesforce, Ford, Verizon and Crate & Barrel.

GM Secures Raw Materials & Partnerships To Produce Future EVs
Engineering, Mobility Tech

GM Secures Raw Materials & Partnerships To Produce Future EVs

A number of materials shortages have challenged automakers’ efforts to get more EVs on the road in the last year, but General Motors has now secured an agreement to get the raw materials needed to produce EV batteries. GM and Glencore, a company that mines, recycles, and produces raw materials, have just announced that they have signed a multi-year agreement to source materials for GM’s electric vehicle batteries.

University of Michigan Founds New Department of Robotics, a First Among Top Engineering Schools
Engineering, University of Michigan

University of Michigan Founds New Department of Robotics, a First Among Top Engineering Schools

The University of Michigan Board of Regents has just approved the creation of a new Department of Robotics for the university, a first among the nation’s top 10 engineering schools. According to the University of Michigan, “The new department will define robotics as a discipline, teaching students the skills needed to help drive a rapidly expanding field.” This marks a first among top engineering schools around the U.S. by creating a full department to focus on the advancing field of robotics as its own discipline.

Apply For Perficient’s Bright Paths Coding Camp Detroit
Announcements, Engineering

Apply For Perficient’s Bright Paths Coding Camp Detroit

“Perficient’s Bright Paths Program is designed to advance STEM education and career opportunities for women and other underrepresented constituencies and communities,” Joel Stanesa, General Manager of Perficient Bright Paths new Detroit coding camp program tells us. “This program in particular is focused on advancing diversity in technology. This is one of two cohorts we are running, with the other taking place in Lafayette, Louisiana.”

Septentrio Releases New Open Source Hardware for IoT & Autonomous Applications
Announcements, Engineering

Septentrio Releases New Open Source Hardware for IoT & Autonomous Applications

Septentrio, a leader in high-precision GNSS positioning solutions, announced today an addition to the open-source resources for their GPS/GNSS module receivers: mowi. This wireless device combines the Septentrio mosaic-X5 or mosaic-H module receiver with a dual-mode Bluetooth and integrated Wi-Fi from the well-known ESP32- WRover programmable module by Espressif Systems.

How (and When) To Hire Cybersecurity Staff For Your Business
Engineering, Security

How (and When) To Hire Cybersecurity Staff For Your Business

Cybersecurity is a growing concern for businesses of all sizes, from keeping data secure with remote workers, to making sure that all your applications work together in a secure and compliant manner. As part of our sponsored series on cloud security sponsored by Trek10, we put together a Q&A on common questions businesses ask about cybersecurity and how and when to hire cybersecurity staff or outsource to a contractor. We hope this helps you on your road to handling security issues for your team during these changing times.

The Ann Arbor Mobility Summit: Autonomous, Electrification, & Mobility as a Service Are Transforming The Future of Transport
Engineering, Mobility Tech, Tech Events

The Ann Arbor Mobility Summit: Autonomous, Electrification, & Mobility as a Service Are Transforming The Future of Transport

Kicking off this year’s expanded Ann Arbor Mobility Summit was a panel discussing the “Changing Face of Automotive in the New Normal” with Senior Product and Strategic Planning Manager at Waymo Cristi Landy, Bill Frykman who works on connected vehicles at Ford and leads City Solutions Team, and Kara Grasso who works on solutions for mobility, autonomy and electrification for Denso. Moderating was Carla Bailo, president of the Center for Automotive Research, which provides independent research on the automotive industry.

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