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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....

$4,804 (funded)
$5,000 (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...

$6,006 (funded)
$4,800 (goal)
Breaking Digital Barriers:...

As the digital revolution continues to transform our society, many older adults and other groups are being left behind. Digital competency for these citizens is a hidden and profound social justice issue. The Breaking Digital Barriers team aims to provide solutions through research and local...

$3,692 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Sustainability Demonstration...

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...

$3,625 (funded)
$20,000 (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...

$29,410 (funded)
$25,000 (goal)
Silencing Wuhan China Coronavirus...

China Wuhan Acute Respiratory Syndrome RNA Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is causing a huge world health problem. New approaches must be developed for a fast control of such virus. RNA interference (RNAi) was a Nobel winning discovery and is powerful in silencing all kinds of viral RNA. This project seeks...

$450 (funded)
$6,000 (goal)
Lunar Excavation Rover for NASA...

The Mining INnovation Enterprise (MINE) is participating in the NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition for the first time. The competition requires designing, building, testing and competing an autonomous excavation robot and can travel through an obstacle area. Please help support our project today!

$110 (funded)
$1,000 (goal)
Easy, Accurate and Quicker Way of...

Healthcare across the globe is dominated by multinational corporations. Hospitals are filled with big machines and numerous other instruments that cost more than they should and there are scopes for improvement. The field of optometry is no exception.

$0 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)

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