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Development of a Free...

Psychological testing is dominated by expensive proprietary tests that have for the most part been developed using public research money. The licensing costs associated with testing makes access difficult or expensive and prevents access to useful testing where funding is limited or unavailable....

$3,531 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Sustainable Demonstration House:...

The Alternative Energy Enterprise at Michigan Tech will retrofit an existing, older home into an energy efficient residence, incorporating renewable energy generation. The goal is to set up a Sustainable Demonstration House to serve as a resource for the broader community to learn about, test and...

$627 (funded)
$15,000 (goal)
Mussel Chemistry Inspired Hydrogel...

Existing man-made machines are mainly composed of hard, metallic components that are unsuitable for handling tissues that are soft and fragile or complex in shape. We seek to incorporate chemistry utilized by marine mussels to develop soft robotic components that can potentially better interface...

$520 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Off-the-Shelf Blood Vessels: New...

Coronary artery diseases result in over 500,000 heart bypass grafts each year in the United States, but more than one-fifth of these patients are not candidates for the procedure due to changes in their vascular system or previous use of veins for other procedures. We aim to provide a solution for...

$450 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Killing Tumors with Only a Few...

Imagine being able to destroy a tumor by injecting a material directly into the mass that chokes off its access to your body’s nutrients. Non-invasive tumor control is one of the most highly sought-after healthcare goals, and we think we might be on the cusp of its realization. With additional...

$130 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Zinc-Based Biodegradable Stents...

Stents are small expandable tubes used to treat narrowed or weakened arteries in the body. I am working on developing zinc-based bioabsorbable stents that may work much better and with fewer side effects.

$1,050 (funded)
$7,000 (goal)

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