Staying in touch.
Dear Members and Friends of The Engineering Society of Detroit,

It’s exciting to see some positive recovery signs as the construction and manufacturing industries begin to reopen. At ESD, we’re excited to offer an online option for the engineering community to connect. Although we are disappointed we won’t be able to bring everyone together in person in the near future, you are invited to get involved and learn by way of our online educational sessions.

Online Learning Sessions
ESD's online educational series continues on May 19 with a session titled Intellectual Property: Identifying, Securing and Advancing Creativity . These sessions fill up quickly so register early. Additional sessions planned include:

If you have a topic suggestion for a session, please email Elana Shelef at

ESD Events
Some of our spring and summer events have been rescheduled. Our current program line-up includes:

Check out ESD's website for all the details.

U.S. Travel Releases Health & Safety Guidelines
As we look forward to being able to travel to visit family and friends, the U.S. Travel Association has released guidance for travel related business to promote health and safety of all travelers. Read all about it in Travel in the New Normal.

MEDC Programs for Small Businesses
Small businesses around the state have a growing number of resources available to assist them in recovering from economic losses as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

SBDC Supports Small Business
The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) enhances Michigan’s economic wellbeing by providing consulting, training and market research. Learn about the resources available to help small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
UNICEF Offers Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe Online
For those with a young family at home, it’s likely your children are spending a lot more time online. How can you maximize all that the internet has to offer, while minimizing the potential harm? UNICEF offers five tips to help keep your children’s online experiences positive and safe. 

As always, feel free to reach out to me or any member of the ESD staff . Until next time, stay safe. And thank you for being an ESD member.

Take care,

Heather Lilley
Membership Director
The Engineering Society of Detroit
248-353-0735, ext. 120

p.s. If you missed any of my other updates, you can find them here.
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