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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....

$6,182 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Genetic Improvement of...

Do you like bigger and more flavorful blueberries? It's all about berry fruit development. The blueberry yield is positively correlated with the fruit size. While wild blueberries taste better than cultivars, their production yield is only 1/10th of the cultivars. Our objective is to discover fruit...

$17,148 (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...

$7,071 (funded)
$4,800 (goal)
Fund to cover undergraduates'...

Many qualified undergraduate students are not sufficiently competitive in national applications to medical schools or graduate schools somewhat due to a lack of publication record in addition to research experience. This project will transform the current senior capstone experience courses...

$100 (funded)
$6,000 (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...

$3,975 (funded)
$20,000 (goal)
Formula SAE - Advanced Motorsports...

Currently, the two trucks and enclosed trailers have room for improvements in function and safety. After several years of wear and tear, the trailer non-slip floor covering needs replacement. Other identified areas for improvement include corrosion and leak repair on the older pickup truck, trailer...

$345 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Clean Snowmobile Challenge -...

Currently, the two trucks and enclosed trailers have room for improvements in function and safety. After several years of wear and tear, the trailer non-slip floor covering needs replacement. Other identified areas for improvement include corrosion and leak repair on the older pickup truck, trailer...

$370 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Blizzard Baja - Advanced...

The Michigan Tech Blizzard Baja Enterprise is a student-led organization that designs, builds, and tests a single-seat off-road vehicle to compete in a national competition. Each year, the team designs and builds a completely new vehicle for entrance into one or more of the national SAE Baja...

$240 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Supermileage Systems - Advanced...

Currently, the two trucks and enclosed trailers have room for improvements in function and safety. After several years of wear and tear, the trailer non-slip floor covering needs replacement. Other identified areas for improvement include corrosion and leak repair on the older pickup truck, trailer...

$600 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Helping Alleviate the Personal...

The current pandemic has severely disrupted the supply of PPE creating shortages and rationing of materials on the front lines of our community response. To address this problem, the open source community and Michigan Tech are stepping in to develop, manufacture, and supply PPE. Help us alleviate...

$2,166 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)

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