Roundup: TechTown Awards, MCWT Competition, Detroit Initiatives, More

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headquarters and IACMI’s vehicles scale-up facility, the research and development hub for the IACMI Vehicles Technology Area. This event capped a nearly $50 million investment in manufacturing equipment and improvements to the Corktown facility, where the two groups plan to host innovative research projects in both composites and metals.

—Last month, Holland High School announced that it has received a $35,000 grant from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to implement the organization’s engineering, computer science, and biomedical science curriculum for its students. The grant was made possible by a donation from Holland-based Motus Integrated Technologies. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that uses hands-on learning to teach kids problem-solving strategies, critical and creative thinking, and how to communicate and collaborate. More than 9,000 schools across the U.S. offer the PLTW program.

—The American Center for Mobility, the Ypsilanti-based site dedicated to the development of connected and autonomous vehicles, has racked up another partnership. The Hyundai America Technical Center will contribute $5 million to the ACM to support the creation of a collaborative test environment. The contribution from Hyundai brings ACM’s fundraising total to $101 million. The facility’s first phase of construction is nearing completion, and the center is expected to open in December.

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