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Funding for Calvin Research...

Melvin Calvin was a well-known MTU alumnus and a Nobel laureate in Chemistry for his discovery of Calvin Cycle in photosynthesis. This proposal is to follow his scientific spirit by establishing Calvin Research Program to support our students with a focus on photo-synthetic biology related...

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

$3,985 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Sustainable Demonstration House:...

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...

$36,885 (funded)
$15,000 (goal)
Improving wild and cultivar...

用蓝莓对抗糖尿病和癌症:This project aims to improve the health of people, the education of Michigan Tech students, the research capability of Michigan Tech faculty, and the extension of growing better blueberries for the economical growth of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our goal is to...

$7,000 (funded)
$30,000 (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...

$976 (funded)
$4,800 (goal)
Education and Safety Projects in...

This summer we will be traveling to Tanzania for five weeks. Our projects include STEM education, safety procedures, clean water, and technology implementation. These are all projects that past teams have recommended and we are excited to get started this year!

$110 (funded)
$1,000 (goal)
Health and Education Projects in...

The project ideas that we will be selecting our projects from include a STEM Education project, a Women's Health Project that has been in place for 3 years, a lesson that teaches children the importance of hand washing, teaching children about technology and computers with Raspberry Pi machines, and...

$850 (funded)
$2,000 (goal)

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