Release Date: September 20, 2012

Lawrence Tech hosts Sept. 25 symposium on the future of technology

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.  – In honor of the inauguration of President Virinder Moudgil, Lawrence Technological University will host a symposium, “High Tech and Beyond … Reaching for the Technology of the Future,” on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m.

The cross-disciplinary symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Architecture Auditorium on the university’s campus at 21000 West 10 Mile in Southfield.

The symposium speakers will be:

• David Behen, chief information officer for the State of Michigan
• Vincent Dow, vice president for distribution operations at DTE Energy
• Joseph Jeup, president of Joseph Jeup Inc. of Grand Rapids.
• Yu-Chong Tai, professor of electrical, mechanical and bioengineering at Cal Tech
Alan McCord, associate provost and dean of graduate studies at LTU, will be the moderator, and Moudgil will be a panelist. The symposium has been planned by the deans of Lawrence Tech’s Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management.

Moudgil’s inauguration as LTU’s seventh president on Sept. 27 is a highlight of the university’s 80th anniversary and Homecoming Week events. For more information, go to

Lawrence Technological University is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level. Bloomberg BusinessWeek lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 20 percent of universities for return on undergraduate tuition investment, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area.  Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.

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