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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...

$37,385 (funded)
$20,000 (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....

$4,301 (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...

$4,286 (funded)
$4,800 (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)
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...

$900 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Funding for Calvin Research...

Melvin Calvin was a well-known Michigan Tech 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 a Calvin Research Program to support our students with a focus on photosynthetic...

$110 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
2019 Winter Carnival All-Nighter...

Did you know that in 1927, Michigan Tech's Winter Carnival held an event where they gave sled rides behind an airplane at speeds up to 60 mph? We are trying to bring a thrilling event to the carnival, but this time we would like to put the "sleds" in the air. We need your help to reach our goal!

$3,100 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)

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