Science & Technology

Published January 6, 2020

FARMINGTON HILLS — A regional representative from DTE Energy visited with city officials Dec. 9 to relay a series of projects the company will be working on to improve infrastructure and customer reliability throughout the city.

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Published January 3, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — When Dresden Elementary fifth-grader Georgia DiFalco went to Lansing recently to show lawmakers how she used an app to program an image onto a Micro:bit computer, it was both a teaching and a learning experience.

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Published October 24, 2019

DETROIT — Students at Wayne State University joined together with students from four other Michigan universities to set a new world record for the largest periodic table.

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Published October 14, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS/BERKLEY — Seniors who would like to use ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, can work with high school students to get past any technological obstacles.

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Published August 27, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — It’s been almost 20 years since they wintered together at the American McMurdo Station at the South Pole in Antarctica in 2001, but the scientists and crew members from that expedition are bonded to this day.

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Published August 20, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Parents limiting screen time and monitoring what their children are viewing online via digital devices are common practices in many households.

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Published July 23, 2019

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DETROIT — A decade ago, Trinity College Dublin in Ireland decided that one of the best ways to get the public excited about science was through art.

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Published July 9, 2019

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GROSSE POINTE WOODS/ST. CLAIR SHORES — “What Color Will It Be?” That is what Scarlett, the main character in the new children’s book series “Science With Scarlett” tries to determine with her teddy bear assistant, Mr. Bear.

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Published June 24, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Police Department will soon be introducing a new micro-robotic technology to the team. The Shelby Township Board of Trustees on June 18 approved the Police Department’s request to purchase a Throwbot 2 from Recon Robotics, a company that sells tactical micro-robot and personal sensor systems in Minnesota.

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Published April 17, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Huntington Woods City Commission passed a resolution and the first reading of an ordinance that deals with the aesthetics of small cell wireless facilities. Small cells are wireless transmitters and receivers that can fit on structures such as streetlights. They increase coverage and data speeds and are part of wireless companies’ plans to create 5G wireless networks.

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Published April 15, 2019

FERNDALE — A lifelong NASA enthusiast and Ferndale resident who designed a project for the organization has been given special recognition for his work. Derek McFall, a product development engineer with SRG Global in Troy, placed second in NASA’s Recycling in Space Challenge for his microgravity waste management system. He received $2,500 for his submission.

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Published March 8, 2019

Piece by piece, the plans and components of a future robotics collaboration center are being assembled in Sterling Heights.

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Published October 12, 2018

DETROIT — The Michigan Science Center in Detroit is reaching out to girls in the fourth through eighth grades in the metro Detroit area to encourage them to explore different aspects of science, technology, engineering and math with its monthly STEMinista program.

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Published October 3, 2018

BERKLEY — The city of Berkley has created a new position focused on innovating its technology for both residents and the municipality.Read More

Published July 29, 2018

SHORES — Although they didn’t technically turn it down, Grosse Pointe Shores officials did, in essence, say no to a proposed intergovernmental agreement with their neighbors and the school district that would have brought high-speed fiber optic data services to the community.

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Published July 2, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A total of 121 students got their science, technology, engineering and math skills in gear last week at Brownell Middle School.

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Published July 2, 2018

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The Grosse Pointe Public School System and Grosse Pointe City and Park are among the governmental entities that have voted in favor of joining a consortium to bring high-speed fiber optic data to the community, but some cities — including Grosse Pointe Shores — haven’t made a final decision. 

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Published July 2, 2018

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe recently installed an electric vehicle charging unit that is free of charge to its residents at Eastpointe City Hall, 23200 Gratiot Ave.Read More

Published June 29, 2018

WARREN — In the 1980s, John Bolognino would make wooden die models for General Motors by working off blueprints and concept drawings to develop models for testing. John, a Shelby Township resident, said that was a time-consuming method and didn’t allow for timely testing.Read More

Published June 12, 2018

TROY — The Team 4384 Benzene Bots, of the FIRST Robotics Competition comprises 35 students from the International Academy-East and Troy and Athens high schools who have spent each Thursday afternoon this year mentoring the Martell students.

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