Warmer temperatures are just around the corner, as well as spring cleaning season.
Testing of drones could begin in Alpena early this summer.
Ending Michigan’s film incentive program could be part of a solution to close a large hole in the state budget. A new bill in the state House would end Michigan’s film credits in October. Continue reading
The agency is increasing it’s supercomputing capacity nearly tenfold to provide more accurate and detailed forecasts. Continue reading
CMU is partnering with a rural school to help students with STEM- that’s science, technology engineering and math.
And the partnership has an agricultural twist.
Officials at CMU are launching the partnership this month between student-teachers, and classroom teachers in St. Johns-an agricultural community. Continue reading
The state Senate has approved legislation that would require internet retailers such as Amazon.com to collect a six-percent tax on all sales to people in Michigan. Continue reading
Gov. Rick Snyder will decide whether to extend Michigan’s film credit program through 2021. Continue reading
Officials with CMU’s College of Medicine are reacting to an influx of grant money that was awarded to their program, this week.
The state House is expected to take up legislation next month that could decide the future of Michigan’s film credit program. Continue reading
The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance held a STEM conference Thursday to a sold out group at Central Michigan University.
STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math. More than 700 people attended the conference. Continue reading
A mid Michigan university is hosting a day of technology and engineering for middle school girls.
Ferris State University is hosting what it’s calling a “Mother-Daughter Technology Engineering Aptitude Event” Saturday. Continue reading
The body-worn cameras will be used in an effort to increase transparency within the department. The department will be testing camera systems from at least two different vendors.
Michael Cecchini is the Public Safety Director for Bay City.
He said use of the new cameras will be part of each officer’s daily routine.
“You’d have a policy that directs the officer to turn the camera on anytime he’s out for investigation or contacting a citizen, and then that interaction is recorded and then at the end of shift downloaded.”
Cecchini said the cameras would be switched on for things like traffic stops, field interrogations, or whenever an officer is dispatched to a call.
He said body cameras have been proven effective in studies conducted by the National Institute of Justice.
“Which indicates that the use of body worn cameras reduces citizens complaints by 40%. There’s a University of Cambridge study that indicates the the use of body worn cameras reduces incidents of use of force by officers by 57%.”
Cecchini said body-worn cameras are becoming highly sought after systems for their low-cost and effectiveness.
Following the trial period, Cecchini said a recommendation will be made to the City Commission to either purchase the equipment, or discontinue the program.
All for one, and one for all. More than $4 million is being spent around the state to encourage schools to share technology resources.
A lot of life is conducted online these days; you read email, save data on the cloud. You can even meet a life-partner or complete a college degree, all with the click of a mouse.
Today, Ogemaw county joined a group of what’s called “connected” communities. Continue reading
School kids across Michigan are stepping out of the classroom and onto buses for, what for many, is their favorite time of the year, field trips.
Some that are within driving distance of Alpena are learning about a unique part of Michigan history…shipwrecks. Continue reading
A common condition from deep water diving is one reason why the local hospital features two hyperbaric chambers. Continue reading
A team of northern Michigan students have raised enough money travel and compete in a regional robotics competition.
It could soon be easier for phone companies to end traditional landline service in Michigan.
A sport for the mind. Robotics teams in Michigan have been experiencing significant growth, now boasting more than any other state in the nation.
One particular team comes from Petoskey Middle School, where the team is now experimenting with a different kind of technology. Continue reading
Schools and educators in Michigan seem to be coming around to the idea of technology in the classroom and even a new approach to homework.
Something that often frustrates Michigan drivers, other than the weather, is construction.
The state is hoping to reduce frustration, and delays with new bridge replacement technology. Continue reading
Twenty teams of students from bay area high schools are moving on to the next step in a competition that recognizes students who excel science, technology, engineering and math.
Genesee Intermediate School District has received a Grant from the Michigan Department of Education to research how technology helps students learn.