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Ferro Pedal: Bluetooth Switchable...

A pedal that behaves like a clip-less pedal, and can then be switched to a platform pedal on-the-fly, could prove to be a game-changing tool to mountain bikers across a range of disciplines. Our method of accomplishing this is with a Bluetooth switchable magnetic bicycle pedal.

$1,040 (funded)
$4,500 (goal)
Pavlis Institute - Into India...

Several projects will be explored while in the rural areas surrounding Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. These projects include creating a play area for Government School Kunnankulathur, checking on the efficiency of a biochar filtration system that was previously installed, looking into a small solar...

$175 (funded)
$2,000 (goal)
Reducing bird-window collisions...

The Michigan Tech campus is positioned within a major migratory route for many bird species and thus many of these birds are at risk of window collisions with campus buildings. This project creates research and creative opportunities for science and art students on the Michigan Tech campus to help...

$3,045 (funded)
$8,000 (goal)
Great Lakes Research Center -...

This cabled observatory gives us an underwater interface that can be used year-round and is allowing us to study under a cover of ice. Our goal is to build a bigger observatory and monitor all of the Great Lakes.

$17,000 (funded)
$15,000 (goal)
Tropical Responses to Altered...

Tropical forests contain ~25% of Earth’s terrestrial biomass and exchange more carbon (C) and energy with the atmosphere than any other biome. As such, our poor understanding of how tropical forests will respond to projected increased temperatures severely constrains global predictions.

$560 (funded)
$8,000 (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.

$2,150 (funded)
$7,000 (goal)
Multitasking Grasses:...

Soils in the region are heavily contaminated with heavy metals due to history of mineral mining. This is a problem because it can pose health and environmental risks.Our solution is to make a value added product, ethanol, from the grasses after they have been used to clean up the soil...

$800 (funded)
$2,000 (goal)
Keweenaw Science and Engineering...

For a second year, the Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival (KSEF) is filled with family-friendly interactive and educational events for all ages. This four day festival includes an art show, Engineering Day, Science Pub Crawl, Nerd Night (for teens), Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers, MSU Science...

$2,500 (funded)
$15,000 (goal)
Project Africa - Education, Health,...

Our team will be focusing on improving the community and quality of life in Ghana and Tanzania. Our biggest focus will be improving the education system in both locations while providing the communities with the necessary resources.

$85 (funded)
$6,000 (goal)
Mining Engineering Pre-College Camp...

The week-long Mining Engineering program engages interested 9-11th grade students in the field of mining. Led by faculty, staff, and graduate students from Michigan Tech, participants get hands-on with engineering, explore future careers in extraction and mining, and learn from role models in...

$0 (funded)
$20,000 (goal)

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