Science & Medicine

STUDENT-BUILT VEHICLES, SQUARE ONE, TO INVADE MCITY ON MAY 6

STUDENT-BUILT VEHICLES, SQUARE ONE, TO INVADE MCITY ON MAY 6

High school students will put their design and engineering skills to the test by competing with their customized connected, autonomous and electric vehicles at the 11th annual Square One Innovative Vehicle Design (IVD) Mobility Challenge, taking place on May 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. These innovative vehicles will hit the pavement at Mcity, […]

From Square One Education Network

From Square One Education Network

Square One Education Network’s Karl Klimek Earns Rare George G. Mallinson Award from Michigan Science Teachers Association; Takes New Role with STEM Nonprofit Karl Klimek, long-time executive director of the Square One Education Network, will be awarded the George G. Mallinson Award by the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) at the MSTA Awards Program and […]

Karmanos Cancer Institute named Screening Center of Excellence

Karmanos Cancer Institute named Screening Center of Excellence

Karmanos locations in Detroit and Farmington Hills among Michigan’s eight designated screening centers that follow best practices outlined by Lung Cancer Alliance. “We are proud and honored to be working with the Karmanos Cancer Institute as a Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence. Their commitment to practice responsible lung cancer screening will lead to […]

Toyota’s $1.44 Million Donation Supports Transformation of Michigan Science Center Engineering Theater

Toyota’s $1.44 Million Donation Supports Transformation of Michigan Science Center Engineering Theater

In support of creating the next generation of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) professionals, Toyota Motor North America has donated $1.44 million to the Michigan Science Center (MiSci). This donation will be used to transform and upgrade the Toyota Engineering Theatre (TET), a unique, 4D multi-media experience that engages visitors with the transformative, […]

Detroit First U.S. City Awarded U.N’s ‘City of Design’ Status

Detroit First U.S. City Awarded U.N’s ‘City of Design’ Status

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has recognized the singularity of Detroit, dubbing the motor city the country’s first “City of Design.” “Detroit has become the first U.S. city to receive the ‘city of design’ designation from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,” reports Sherri Welch. Forty-seven cities from 33 other countries […]

IRP Sponsors Talk On  “Israelite Ethnogenesis”

IRP Sponsors Talk On “Israelite Ethnogenesis”

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s IRP (Institute for Retired Professionals) will host J.P. Dessel for the Annual Lucas Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28 at the JCC, 15110 W. Ten Mile Road in Oak Park. Professor Dessel, a visiting professor in Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, specializes in history and […]

Belle Isle Aquarium Volunteers Travel to Washington, D.C. on an Optimistic Salvage Mission

Belle Isle Aquarium Volunteers Travel to Washington, D.C. on an Optimistic Salvage Mission

In 2005, Detroit-area residents mourned the closing of the city’s 101-year-old Belle Isle Aquarium and watched as beloved animals were dispersed to other institutions. A similar story recently played out in the nation’s capital, where National Aquarium, Washington, D.C. closed after 81 years of operation in the basement of the Department of Commerce building. This […]

Gift from Danialle and Peter Karmanos to create Center for Natural Birth at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Gift from Danialle and Peter Karmanos to create Center for Natural Birth at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Beaumont Health System has announced a $5 million gift from Danialle and Peter Karmanos Jr. that aims to expand safe, natural birthing alternatives for expectant moms in Metro Detroit. Their gift will create the Karmanos Center for Natural Birth and the Danialle & Peter Karmanos, Jr. Birth Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, in celebration […]

Through medical outreach project, SE Michigan college students collect clinic supplies for poor

Through medical outreach project, SE Michigan college students collect clinic supplies for poor

Andrew Michail, a 20-year-old pre-medical student at Wayne State University, wanted to make a difference in the lives of low-income patients whom he helped during volunteer stints at medical clinics in Detroit. He noticed many clinic patients were in dire need of medical equipment — wheelchairs, walkers, canes and oxygen tanks — and other materials […]

New Lyme disease estimate: 300,000 cases a year

New Lyme disease estimate: 300,000 cases a year

Atlanta — Health officials say Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says as many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year. Previously, the CDC said the number ranged from 20,000 to 30,000. But CDC officials have known that doctors […]

Science lab in an abandoned school, in Detroit.

Science lab in an abandoned school, in Detroit.

Michigan Science Center Goes Underground

Michigan Science Center Goes Underground

Did you know fun lurks beneath your feet? Join us as we explore science “underground” with fun activities, including crafts and experiments, every weekend this summer at the Michigan Science Center. July 13 & 14 Eek Earthworms! Get up close to earthworms. Look at their segments, see how the move and what they eat. Demonstrations […]

Keep Metro Detroit a health tourism destination

Keep Metro Detroit a health tourism destination

“People might be surprised to know that we have the best health care in the world,” said Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano after a State of the County address touting Metro Detroit health systems as an attraction for so-called health tourism. “We just need to do a better job of marketing.” Actually, the world already […]

Homeschool “HIP” Days  at the Michigan Science Center

Homeschool “HIP” Days at the Michigan Science Center

Our Hands-on Interactive Program (HIP) sessions take students on an in-depth exploration of science, technology, engineering and math and are the perfect complement to our hands-on exhibits. Each program is conducted in one of our dynamic learning environments and lasts 25-60 minutes for preschool-grade 8. High School programs run 60-90 minutes. Program capacity: 25 students […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY THOMAS EDISON ! !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY THOMAS EDISON ! !

By Vernon T., February 11, 2013, Energy Efficiency, Events & Fun, News Born on February 11, 1847, Thomas Alva Edison’s early life did not hint at how much technical change his genius for invention would bring to the world. Born to middle class parents in the prosperous canal town of Milan, OH, he did, however, […]

Louisiana Hines Dead: Oldest African-American Dies At 113

Louisiana Hines Dead: Oldest African-American Dies At 113

“She would talk about being an obedient child, and her mother telling her an obedient child would live a long life. She always tried to be an obedient child to her mother and God,” she went on to say. The uncertainty over Hines’ age resulted from her birth certificate being delayed and issued in the […]

The Cancer Thrivers* Network for Jewish Women form knitting group to meet

The Cancer Thrivers* Network for Jewish Women form knitting group to meet

The Cancer Thrivers Network for Jewish Women invites fellow “thrivers” to join them 1:30 – 3 p.m., Monday, January 21 for an afternoon of knitting, crocheting and camaraderie.  The session will be held at the JCC, 6600 W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield.  There is no charge, and dessert and coffee will be served. Reservations […]

Detroit ranks in the most health-conscious cities

Detroit ranks in the most health-conscious cities

Where you live can have a number of effects on your health. In the past, we’ve told you how your neighborhood can affect your heart, your diet and even your mental health. Now, a recent analysis of the users of the free online appointment-booking service, ZocDoc, has found which U.S. cities are the most health-conscious. […]

Alzheimer’s Lecture and Discussion Series at the Baldwin Public Library

Alzheimer’s Lecture and Discussion Series at the Baldwin Public Library

The Baldwin Public Library is pleased to offer another educational series on Alzheimer’s and dementia presented by Debra Mittelbach, N.H.A., C.D.P., Executive Director of Arden Courts Memory Care Community of Bingham Farms and a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Speakers Bureau.  The series is designed for spouses, adult children, caregivers and interested adults who want […]

Horses Removed from Detroit Warehouse

Horses Removed from Detroit Warehouse

Ten horses are in equine welfare advocates’ care after being removed from a warehouse in Detroit, Mich., earlier this week. Kevin Hatman, public information coordinator for the Michigan Humane Society, said that on Nov. 15, personnel from the agency along with personnel from the Detroit Police Department and the DTE Energy Co. Theft Unit seized […]

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