These one-minute, news-format, radio commercials, produced by and aired on WJR AM760, highlight innovative programs and student achievements at Lawrence Tech. Each weekly topic airs daily during morning and afternoon drive time. The series has been recognized for excellence at both the national and regional level by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

December 2015

Demand is high for graduates of LTU’s robotics engineering program. (week of Dec. 7, 2015)
Working with current technology and internships prepare LTU graduates for good jobs.

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November 2015

Five-year master’s program in architectural engineering leads to fulfilling careers. (week of Nov. 30, 2015)
Last year 100 percent of these students had jobs lined up by the time they graduated.

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LTU opens the Detroit Center for Design + Technology (week of Nov. 16, 2015)
Students will increase their urban exposure at LTU’s new location in Midtown Detroit.

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Student athletes prepare themselves for challenging careers. (week of Nov. 9, 2015)
LTU students get a great education while continuing their athletic careers in the NAIA.

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February 2015

LTU’s Detroit Center for Design + Technology opens this spring. (week of Feb. 2, 2015)
New programs will join several existing LTU programs under one roof in Detroit.

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January 2015

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are very important at Lawrence Tech. (week of Jan. 26, 2015)
New approaches to teaching STEM subjects prepare LTU graduates for good careers.

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 LTU students learn about both sides of the computer game industry. (week of Jan. 19, 2015)
Students can major in game design or computer science with a game development concentration.

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Lawrence Tech transportation design graduates build great careers in the auto industry. (week of Jan. 12, 2015)
Industry partners seek fresh ideas from LTU students as early as their freshman year.

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december 2014


Undergraduate research is a mark of distinction for Lawrence Tech graduates. (week of Dec. 15, 2014)
Original research gives LTU students a deeper understanding of what they are studying.

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Internships, co-op jobs help LTU students start their careers before graduation. (week of Dec. 8, 2014)
LTU students learn both theory and practice as they gain on-the-job experience.

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LTU’s five-year program for architectural engineering leads to fulfilling careers. (week of Dec. 1, 2014)
Last year 100 percent of these students had jobs lined up by the time they graduated.

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November 2014

LTU biomedical engineering students are well prepared to enter a popular profession. (week of Nov. 17, 2014)
The demand for medical devices is expected to grow as baby boomers get older.

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LTU student athletes prepare themselves for challenging careers. (week of Nov. 10, 2014)
Students get a great education while continuing their athletic careers in the NAIA.

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February 2014

MBA students at LTU quickly apply classroom lessons to real-world situations (week of Feb. 3, 2014)
“Theory and practice” education at LTU pays off on the job.

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January 2014

LTU faculty and students help patent holder develop a new product (week of Jan. 27, 2014)
The LTU Entrepreneurial Collaboratory matches companies with LTU’s research capabilities.

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DENSO provides funding for multidisciplinary bio-robotics lab at LTU (week of Jan. 20, 2014)
Biomedical engineering and robotics engineering students will benefit from this new resource.

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Automotive companies turn to LTU students for creative design solutions. (week of Jan. 13,2014)
Transportation design students begin working with industry partners in their freshman year.

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December 2013


LTU’s new Detroit Center for Design + Technology will consolidate several programs (week of Dec. 9, 2013)

The LTU center is the lead tenant in a new building Midtown Detroit Inc. will open next fall.

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Internships, co-op jobs prepare LTU students to hit the ground running after graduation (week of Dec. 2, 2013)
LTU grads gain on-the-job experience before they graduate.

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November 2013

LTU students work on research projects for industry partners (week of Nov. 18, 2013)
Student research projects exemplify LTU’s ‘theory and practice’ approach.

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LTU prepares students for both sides of the computer game industry (week of Nov. 11, 2013)
Two Lawrence Tech degrees bring together computer science and art design.

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LTU student athletes pursue challenging careers (week of Nov. 4, 2013)
Students continue their athletic careers while getting a great education.

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October 2013

LTU degrees lead to careers in biomedical and robotics engineering  (week of Oct. 28, 2013)
Students are preparing for careers in emerging sectors with strong job growth.

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LTU provides all the personal computer resources students need for courses (week of Oct. 21, 2013)
The LTuZone for computer support is a unique benefit included in tuition at Lawrence Tech.

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$20 million gift will fund innovative STEM Center at LTU (week of Oct. 14, 2013)
LTU promotes best educational practices in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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February 2013

The LTU Entrepreneurial Collaboratory provides business expertise to inventors. (week of Feb. 4, 2013)
Business consultants help move an idea from the classroom to commercialization.

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January 2013

The detroitSHOP design studio gets students involved in efforts to improve Detroit. (week of Jan. 28, 2013)
Students take multi-disciplinary approach to planning for future development projects.

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LTU’s bachelor’s degree in robotics engineering was the first in Michigan. (week of Jan. 21, 2013)
Students take multi-disciplinary approach to planning for future development projects.

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LTU’s transportation design students get real-world experience while still in school (week of Jan. 14, 2013)
Students begin working on industry-sponsored projects in their freshman year.

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LTU’s bachelor’s degree in business administration combines theory and practice (week of Jan. 7, 2013)
Students work on interdisciplinary projects that help prepare them for future careers.

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December 2012

Media communication degree at LTU can lead to many careers (week of Dec. 10, 2012)
Students learn how to communicate effectively across multiple platforms.

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Biomedical engineering is a fast growing major at Lawrence Tech (week of Dec. 3, 2012)
Undergraduates apply theory learned in the classroom to research projects.

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November 2012

Nonprofit managers learn sound business practices at LTU (week of Nov. 26, 2012)
The nonprofit management and leadership program creates career opportunities for graduates.

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Lawrence Tech revives its storied basketball tradition (week of Nov. 12, 2012)
Men’s and women’s basketball teams start from scratch after a break of 48 years.

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Architectural engineering combines building systems with design principles (week of Nov. 5, 2012)
The result is an engineer who can understand and communicate effectively with architects.

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October 2012

Students learn about digital fabrication technology at makeLab (week of Oct. 29, 2012)
Producing something from a digital file exemplifies LTU’s emphasis on theory and practice.

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President Virinder Moudgil outlines his goals for LTU’s future (week of Oct. 22, 2012)
What distinguishes this university is the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.

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January 2012

 

Engineering senior projects at Lawrence Tech pose real-world challenges (week of Jan. 30, 2012)
Engineering senior projects promote teamwork, problem solving and out-of-the-box thinking.

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Architectural engineering program emphasizes sustainability (week of Jan. 23, 2012)
Lawrence Tech has a five-year, fast-track program for a bachelor’s and master’s degree in architectural engineering.

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Lawrence Tech addresses need for professional management at nonprofits (week of Jan. 16, 2012)
Lawrence Tech offers a graduate certificate and MBA concentration in nonprofit management and leadership.

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Transportation design students also learn about engineering (week of Jan. 9, 2012)
Graduates of Lawrence Tech’s transportation design program know how to take engineering issues into consideration when designing automobiles.

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December 2011

Lawrence Tech adds doctoral degrees in engineering and management (week of Dec. 12, 2011)
The University’s first PhD programs in management and engineering prepare candidates for academic and research careers.

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Students learn a variety of skills in media communication program (week of Dec. 5, 2011)
Media production brings together a number of disciplines that students can find at Lawrence Tech.

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November 2011

‘Fast-track’ certificates help students retool careers (week of Nov. 28, 2011)
Lawrence Tech’s certificate programs help prepare adult students for new opportunities in growing sectors of the economy.

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Lawrence Tech offers new healthcare programs (week of Nov. 14, 2011)
New academic programs in health IT management and biomedical engineering technology can lead to promising careers in healthcare.

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Expanded life sciences labs create opportunities for students (week of Nov. 7, 2011)
Students have more opportunities to do research now that Lawrence Tech has upgraded and expanded its life sciences labs.

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October 2011

LTU Online helps fit education into busy schedules (week of Oct. 31, 2011)
Hundreds of Lawrence Tech students fit education into busy schedules by taking courses online. Some graduate degrees can be taken completely online, and hybrid courses have online components.

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Lawrence Tech offers new bachelor’s degree in robotics engineering (week of Oct. 24, 2011)
Lawrence Tech is the first university in Michigan to offer a bachelor’s degree that prepares graduates for careers in this rapidly growing field.

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Lawrence Tech brings back varsity athletics in a big way (week of Oct. 17, 2011)
Lawrence Tech has joined the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and plans to introduce nine varsity teams by next year.

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January 2011

 

Robotics competition helps prepare students for rewarding careers (week of Jan. 24, 2011)
Lawrence Tech students compete in the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition that requires them to draw on their knowledge of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science.

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Innovative materials research has commercial and military applications (week of Jan. 17, 2011)
Lawrence Tech researchers have developed plans for longer-lasting bridges built with carbon-fiber reinforced polymer materials, and their research on innovative materials also has military applications.

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Senior projects put engineering students to the test (week of Jan. 10, 2011)
Engineering technology senior projects help Lawrence Tech engineering students to think like entrepreneurs as they go through the process of bringing a new product to market.

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Professor of the Year exemplifies teaching approach at Lawrence Tech (week of Dec. 13, 2010)

Mechanical Engineering Professor Andrew Gerhart has been honored as Michigan Professor of the Year for helping prepare students for successful careers by setting high expectations in the classroom.

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December 2010

LTU Online helps students find time for education (week of Dec. 6, 2010)
Hundreds of Lawrence Tech students fit their courses into busy schedules by taking classes online. Some graduate degrees can be taken completely online, and more online and hybrid courses are planned.

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Professor of the Year exemplifies teaching approach at Lawrence Tech (week of Dec. 13, 2010)

Mechanical Engineering Professor Andrew Gerhart has been honored as Michigan Professor of the Year for helping prepare students for successful careers by setting high expectations in the classroom.

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November 2010

Lawrence Tech integrates the entrepreneurial mindset into its curriculum (week of Nov. 1, 2010)
The College of Engineering is integrating the entrepreneurial mindset into 30 courses for undergraduate engineering students. It’s also an important theme in graduate courses in the College of Management.

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Preparing students for the global economy (week of Nov. 8, 2010)
Lawrence Tech’s Center for Global Leadership and Understanding helps prepare students for the global economy, and the master’s program in architecture now has a concentration in global design practice.

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Displaced workers retool with “fast track” certificates (week of Nov. 15, 2010)
Lawrence Tech offers more than 40 “fast track” certificates that help graduates position themselves for emerging employment opportunities.

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Certificate program helps prepare medical school applicants (week of Nov. 29, 2010)
Lawrence Tech offers a post-baccalaureate certificate in pre-medical studies that helps students get ready to apply to medical school.

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October 2010

These one-minute, news-format, radio commercials produced by and aired on WJR AM760, highlight the innovative technological projects, programs and achievements of students, faculty and staff at Lawrence Tech. Each weekly topic airs daily during morning drive time and again between 6 and 7 p.m. The Technology Updates series received the national 2005 Silver Award for excellence in advertising from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).  The series also won the 2004 Silver Award for excellence, competing within CASE's midwest district.


Taubman course on real estate practice (week of Oct. 11, 2010)
Pioneer retail developer A. Alfred Taubman is teaching the course, “Real Estate Practice: Land Economics,” for the fall semester at Lawrence Tech.

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New laptops for all undergraduates at Lawrence Tech (week of Oct. 18, 2010)
For the fall semester, all undergraduates at Lawrence Tech received new laptop computers loaded with all the software needed for their courses. This program is included in the cost of tuition.

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$1.3 million grant boosts life sciences research (week of Oct. 25, 2010)
A $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation will create new research opportunities in the life sciences at Lawrence Tech.

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February 2009  


The Center for Innovative Materials Research (CIMR)
at Lawrence Tech has several applied research partnerships with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren. (Aired Feb. 9-13)

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January 2009

Career Networking Reception - Recovery Starts Here program, the first of four networking receptions for displaced workers with college degrees was held Jan. 22. The Ayers Group, a division of Kelly Services Inc., led three workshops for job seekers. (Aired Jan. 26-30)

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Element One / Alternative Energy Racing - As part of an international racing competition, Lawrence Tech students have designed and built a racing kart powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. They have learned how to apply engineering principles to the practical challenges of creating a new type of racing vehicle. (Aired Jan. 19-23, 2009)

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Design Studio / Urban Planning - Students of Lawrence Tech's Design Studio apply classroom lessons to real-life situations when they tackle urban planning projects such as a proposed community recreation center for Balduck Park on Detroit's east side. (Aired Jan. 12-16, 2009)  

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Life Sciences - Degrees in the life sciences can lead to a wide variety of careers. Opportunities range from "green collar" jobs in alternative energy industries to the new occupations developing in personalized medicine. (Aired Jan. 5-9, 2009)

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December 2008
Biomedical Engineering - Lawrence Tech's biomedical engineering program combines intensive coursework in engineering with a strong background in biology, chemistry, physiology and other subjects pertinent to the medical field. (Aired Dec. 15-19, 2008)

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Recovery Program - Lawrence Tech is offering 50 percent tuition grants to 400 displaced workers, as well as networking receptions and workshops to qualified workers under "The Recovery Starts Here: Lawrence Technological University's Stimulus Package for Displaced Workers." (Aired Dec. 8-12, 2008)

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Leadership Program-Lawrence Tech is making leadership education a fundamental component of the education we provide to all our undergraduate students. (Aired Dec. 1-5, 2008)

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November 2008

Transportation Design-The College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Tech offers a unique transportation design program that blends design skills with technological influences. (Aired Nov. 17-21, 2008)  

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Better Bridges - The Michigan Department of Transportation is using materials and construction techniques developed and tested at Lawrence Tech to build bridges that will last longer. (Aired Nov. 3-7, 2008)

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MBA International - A 20-month, weekend global management program, which includes study abroad, was specifically developed for mid-level managers who work or aspire to work in organizations that operate across national cultures. (Aired Nov. 10-14, 2008)

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March 2008

Mechatronics - Enrollment is rising in Lawrence Tech’s unique master’s degree program in mechatronics, an engineering program that brings together mechanical and electrical engineering with computer science and mathematics. (Aired March 31-April 4, 2008)

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Element One - By finishing first in the design competition, Lawrence Tech’s student team Element One has taken the equivalent of the pole position in the international Formula Zero racing series for zero-emission, hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered race karts. (Aired March 24-28, 2008)

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February 2008

Robofest - Robofest is an international competition of autonomous robots that encourages students in grades 5-12 to have fun while learning principles of computer science, math, technology and physical science. (Aired Feb. 25-29, 2008)

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Leadership Education - Lawrence Tech sees its students as leaders in the making. In order to prepare our graduates for leadership in their careers, we are making leadership education a fundamental component for all four years of undergraduate education. (Aired Feb. 18-22, 2008)

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Engineering Conference -
There are plenty of jobs for engineers in a wide variety of fields in the United States, but not enough Americans are choosing this career path. A conference at Lawrence Tech provided information about the opportunities in engineering to high school counselors, teachers, superintendents and parents. (Aired Feb. 11-15, 2008)

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Center for Innovative Materials Research - The Center for Innovative Materials Research (CIMR) at Lawrence Tech gives civil engineering students the opportunity to see how theories taught in the classroom work under rigorous test conditions. CIMR Director Nabil Grace is demonstrating how carbon fiber can be used to improve bridges and military equipment. (Aired Feb. 4–8, 2008)

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January 2008

Life Sciences - A degree in chemical biology or molecular and cell biology can lead to a wide variety of careers. Graduates can apply for “green collar” jobs in alternative energy industries or new occupations that are developing in personalized medicine. (Aired Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2008)

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LTU Online - Lawrence Tech students can take more than 40 courses at LTU Online and can earn three degrees and three graduate certificates without every setting foot in a classroom. In addition to the flexibility that makes online courses easier to fit into hectic work and family schedules, students appreciate the online interaction they get with professors. (Aired Jan. 21–25, 2008)

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Transportation Design – The bachelor of science degree in transportation design blends design skills with an understanding of how engineering issues impact the design of automobiles and other modes of transportation. Our graduates will be designers who understand automotive technology and know how to communicate with engineers. (Aired Jan. 14-18, 2008)

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2007

Global Leadership and Management
Transportation Design
Alternative Energy
Center for Innovative Materials Research
Leadership Education
Taubman Center
Solar Decathlon
Psychology
Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Biology
Auto Industry Displacement

2006

Media Communication Degree Program
Engineering Job Market

2005

Energy and Environmental Management
TARDEC Dynamometer Project

2004

Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Canoe Trip
Recent Campus Innovations
Alternative Energy Student Projects 
Monterrey Tech and Lawrence Tech
Architecture Awards
DTE Energy Hydrogen Technology Park
Robotics
University High School


 

Global Leadership and Management – A new master’s degree program in global leadership and management will help prepare tomorrow’s leaders in business and government for playing active roles in the global economy. Success will depend on the ability to think globally, manage worldwide operations and communicate effectively across cultures.(Aired March 12-16, 2007)

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Transportation Design – A new bachelor of science degree in transportation design blends design skills with knowledge of technological influences that impact the design of automobiles and other modes of transportation. The goal is to produce top-flight designers who also know how to communicate with engineers. (Aired March 5-9, 2007)

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Alternative Energy - A new undergraduate minor or graduate certificate in energy engineering can provide mechanical engineers with more employment options as America looks for alternative energy sources to reduce its dependence on imported oil. Students learn about cutting-edge technology as they participate in research projects in the university’s alternative energy laboratory.  (Aired Feb. 26-March 2, 2007)

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Center for Innovative Materials Research - Nabil Grace is leading several research projects at the Center for Innovative Materials Research (CIMR) on how carbon-fiber reinforced polymers (CFRPs) can be used to extend the lifespan of America’s bridges and highways. Lawrence Tech researchers also are working on Department of Defense grants to study how CFRPs can help protect our troops in the field.  (Aired Feb. 19-23, 2007)

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Leadership Education - President Lewis N. Walker and Provost Maria Vaz have made leadership education a top priority at Lawrence Tech. The university is developing a leadership component for all four years of the core curriculum for a bachelor’s degree. All students will take on leadership roles during college so that they will be better prepared to assume leadership responsibilities in their careers and in their communities.  (Aired Feb. 12-16, 2007)

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Taubman Center - The A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center, which opened in 2006, is a “living laboratory” of sustainable design and engineering. Lawrence Tech students are collecting and analyzing data from the 10,000-square-foot green roof, the 88 geothermal wells, and the bioswale in the adjacent quadrangle that helps reduce the volume and increase the purity of water runoff.  (Aired Feb. 5-9, 2007)

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Solar Decathlon - Lawrence Tech is the only university in Michigan competing in the Solar Decathlon, an international competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy to be held in fall 2007 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The student team must design and build an 800-square-foot home that supports all its energy needs through solar power. (Aired Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2007)

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Psychology - Matt Cole, director of the psychology program, explains why a bachelor of science degree in psychology opens up many career opportunities. The pre-med track can lead to med school or the pharmaceutical industry. The industrial/organizational track can lead to jobs in management and human resources, while the clinical track opens up job opportunities in schools, clinical care facilities and health organizations.  (Aired Jan. 22-26, 2007)

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Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Biology - Professors Anthony Sky and Ronald Foster discuss the exciting career opportunities that await graduates of new degree programs in biomedical engineering and chemical biology. Sky, who chairs the Department of Natural Sciences, and Foster, the director of the biomedical engineering program, said the new degree programs are a response to exciting developments in the life sciences sector. (Aired Jan. 15-19, 2007)

 

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Auto Industry Displacement - Lisa Kujawa, assistant provost for enrollment management, talks about how people who have been displaced in the auto industry can retool their careers by going back to school. Many workers can improve their marketability by using educational buyout programs to get a degree or a certificate in a specific area. (Aired Jan. 8-12, 2007)

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Media Communication Degree Program - Suzanne Levine, director of the Media Communication degree program, explains how the new bachelor’s degree emphasizes theory and ethics in addition to a hands-on understanding of media technology. A firm foundation in media communications will help graduates adapt quickly to new opportunities in a rapidly changing profession. (Aired Dec. 18-22, 2006)

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Engineering Job Market - Kevin Finn, director of the Office of Career Services, reports on the continued strong demand in the job market for recent graduates with engineering degrees. Out-of-state recruiters have become more interested in Michigan engineering graduates, and even the auto industry needs new engineers. (Aired Dec. 11-15, 2006)

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Energy and Environmental Management - Andy Gerhart, mechanical engineering professor, talks about the the new energy and environmental management certificate program. Students enrolled in the graduate-level three-credit course meet on Saturdays to gain in-depth knowledge of the field, through a combination of coursework, site visits, team projects and guest lectures. (Aired Nov. 14-18, 2005)

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TARDEC Dynamometer Project - Suresh Bansal, director of Lawrence Tech's Automotive Engineering Institute, and Gus Khalil, engineer with the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in Warren, talk about TARDEC's research contract to utilize the University's 4-wheel drive chassis dynamometer to test a military hybrid electric high-mobility vehicle. (Aired Nov. 7-11, 2005)

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System - Engineering students Stephen Boulanger and Mike Quaggiotto, and their project team advisor Andy Gerhart talk about their efforts to help Lear Corporation design a battery-less tire pressure monitoring system.  (Aired Dec. 13-17, 2004) 

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Canoe Trip - Engineering students Mike Means, Adam Affholter, and Denise Janus, and Don Carpenter, civil engineering professor, discuss their plans for, and key learnings surrounding, a canoe trip this summer from Detroit to Pittsburgh in a replica 18th century canoe the students designed and are building. (Aired Dec. 6-10, 2004)

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Recent Campus Innovations - Steve Ragan, vice president for university advancement, describes the growth in technology, programs and new buildings at Lawrence Tech over the past five years.  (Aired Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2004)

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Alternative Energy Student Projects - Robert Fletcher, director of Lawrence Tech's alternative energy program, and engineering students Elliott Schmitt and Kelly Dornoff talk about alternative energy projects. (Aired Nov. 15-19, 2004)

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Monterrey Tech and Lawrence Tech - Steve Howell, chair of the mechanical engineering department, and Monterrey Tech student Juan Garcia, describe the educational partnership between the two universities. (Aired Nov. 1-5, 2004)

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Architecture Awards - the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) deemed only one of 14 entries in the 2005 ASHRAE Student Design Competition worthy of an award. It was the educational dramatic arts studio designed by students Michael Oranchak and Keith Bryan.  Janice Means, faculty advisor to the project, and Oranchak describe how this competition and award prepare them for the real world. (Aired Oct. 25-29, 2004)

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DTE Energy Hydrogen Technology Park - DTE Energy Project Engineer Bruce Whitney, and senior electrical engineering major Casey Long describe how Lawrence Tech students are assisting with this renewable energy project.

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Robotics - David Bindschadler, chairman of the math and computer science department talks about World Robofest, Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competitions and the increase application of robotics in vehicles and the home. Steve Kryskalla, computer science student explains his work programming a robotic dog to play a Robocup soccer game.

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University High School - Lawrence Tech collaborated with Ferndale Public Schools to launch an academy-style high school to prepare students for high-tech colleges and career pursuits. Extolling the benefits of this high-tech learning model are Steve Ragan, vice president for university advancement, Gary Meier, superintendent Ferndale Public Schools and David Ostberg, senior mechanical engineering major and an academy graduate.

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