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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...

$36,885 (funded)
$15,000 (goal)
Improving wild and cultivar...

用蓝莓对抗糖尿病和癌症:This project aims to improve the health of people, the education of Michigan Tech students, the research capability of Michigan Tech faculty, and the extension of growing better blueberries for the economical growth of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our goal is to...

$5,475 (funded)
$30,000 (goal)
Estimating Emissions for Highway...

As one of the leading sources of greenhouse gas emissions, highway construction activities must be closely monitored. With careful planning and analysis, offending emissions can easily be lowered—minimizing negative environmental impact. An easy-to-use emissions calculator could help pave the road...

$5 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
More Than a Snail's Pace:...

Alaska's Bering Glacier, the largest glacier in North America, has been experiencing extensive ablation, or melt. Since 1900, the terminus—the glacier's endpoint—has retreated more than seven miles. In order to provide data for scientists and policy makers to act on, we must continue to monitor...

$275 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
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....

$3,577 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)

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