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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)
The John H.F. Wheeler Memorial...

John Hammond Forest Wheeler was a student in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science when he was tragically killed in a car accident on November 23, 2016. John was smart, hard-working and passionate about forestry and natural resources. This project will establish a fund in John's...

$12,960 (funded)
$35,000 (goal)
Pavlis Institute - India Projects...

Students in the Pavlis Honors College, at Michigan Tech, will be traveling to Chennai, India to improve primary and higher secondary schools, making it a better environment for students. Your donation will help purchase supplies and materials that would help cover the cost of improvements to the...

$1,850 (funded)
$1,750 (goal)
Elevating Ghanaian Living...

This project is focused on bringing Hospital Equipment, Women's health education, Access to water, Technology and Stem education to the people of Ghana.

$1,840 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Finding a Babysitter When You Need...

Snow Day App is a mobile application that allows its users who are in need of a babysitter to find someone to look after their children or would like to be a babysitter to find work on short notice. For babysitters, it will allow individuals who are of age to spend their snow day making money rather...

$35 (funded)
$1,500 (goal)
CS4All: Bringing Computer Science...

Computer Science is essential for every 21st century student, yet K-12 teachers have little support for getting up to speed in this field. Our program brings the teaching expertise of Michigan Tech's Computer Science Department to students in the Copper Country, and it nurtures a community of...

$976 (funded)
$4,800 (goal)
Breaking Digital Barriers: Digital...

As the digital revolution continues to sweep society, many senior citizens are left behind. Digital literacy for the elderly is a hidden—and profound—social justice issue. Through research and local outreach efforts, the Breaking Digital Barriers team aims to provide solutions.

$3,662 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)

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