—Superior Ideas researcher
Aquaponics is the integration of aquaculture (fish farming) with hydroponics (growing plants without soil) in a recirculating, mutually-supporting system. The Michigan Tech community benefits from the on-campus demonstration of a unique engineered system, and several educational and outreach efforts make use of the system. We will continue and expand on this project with Superior Ideas funding.
Cancer is caused by genes that were originally "good" genes that have turned "bad". Every organism needs these genes to develop from an egg into an adult, but when they mutate, they cause tumor development and growth. Fruit flies and humans share these genes and consequently also the cancer-causing genes. We will use fruit flies to study how cancer genes communicate with each other to form tumors.
Islamic Activism (IA) aspires to bring peace and justice for the Humanity. However, that requires sound understanding on fundamental principles of Islam.In addition, the level of understanding needs to be shared among the various level of activists in order to achieve expected outcome. I will interview activists involved in IA to examine how the knowledge level varies in different levels.
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