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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.

$3,650 (funded)
$7,000 (goal)
Formula SAE - Advanced Motorsports...

Currently, our two enclosed trailers have room for improvements in function and safety. We currently have one older generator that has to be shared between four teams, and this creates a problem when two teams have overlapping events. After several years of normal wear and tear, the non-slip floor...

$1 (funded)
$5,500 (goal)
BoardSport Technologies Enterprise...

While snowboarding in the back-country, avalanches become a potential danger to a snowboard rider. If caught in an avalanche, the rider will be buried and could be lost for hours (leading to the likely possibility of death). Therefore, the SmartBoard will have two different ways to track the...

$245 (funded)
$450 (goal)
Outreach, Blue Marble Security

This project will raise awareness for Michigan Tech's Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Target groups are middle/high school students and women; the latter of which is under-represented in Engineering in general. Raising awareness increases the number of potential students and will...

$125 (funded)
$1,000 (goal)
Blizzard Baja - Advanced...

Currently, our two enclosed trailers have room for improvements in function and safety. We currently have one older generator that has to be shared between four teams, and this creates a problem when two teams have overlapping events. After several years of normal wear and tear, the non-slip floor...

$250 (funded)
$5,500 (goal)
Supermileage Systems - Advanced...

Currently, our two enclosed trailers have room for improvements in function and safety. We currently have one older generator that has to be shared between four teams, and this creates a problem when two teams have overlapping events. After several years of normal wear and tear, the non-slip floor...

$1,450 (funded)
$5,500 (goal)
Clean Snowmobile - Advanced...

Currently, our two enclosed trailers have room for improvements in function and safety. We currently have one older generator that has to be shared between four teams, and this creates a problem when two teams have overlapping events. After several years of normal wear and tear, the non-slip floor...

$0 (funded)
$5,500 (goal)
The Next Generation Snow Groomer...

Current snow groomers are not versatile for the varying snow conditions throughout the winter biking season. The snow groomer that will be designed by the Velovations Enterprise will allow trail organizations to groom trails in any snow condition.

$1,300 (funded)
$500 (goal)
Greener and Cleaner: Building a...

Help tomorrow's engineers design cutting-edge snowmobile technology today. The Clean Snowmobile Challenge pits teams of students from different schools against one another to design the best environmentally friendly snowmobile—presenting concepts for quieter, cleaner, and more-efficient vehicles...

$22,160 (funded)
$25,000 (goal)
The 1st STTM Technology Workshop:...

STTM is an advanced technology to manipulate plant traits by modulating microRNAs in cells. The trainee will learn how to produce STTMs, introduce them into plants and observe their effects on plant development and productivities. Graduates learn the technology for researches, and new plant species...

$4,000 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)

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