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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)
Snowboard Teaching Device with...

Having a proper weight distribution is vital when learning to snowboard. To measure the weight distribution, we are placing load cells in each binding of the snowboard. If the rider has proper weight distribution, a LED in a telescoping arm the rider can hold onto to help keep enough weight in their...

$250 (funded)
$250 (goal)
Targeting COVID-19 Coronavirus RNA...

The Novel Acute Respiratory Syndrome RNA Coronavirus (COVID-19) 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 to...

$2,726 (funded)
$6,000 (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...

$31,410 (funded)
$25,000 (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)
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!

$420 (funded)
$1,000 (goal)
A Year-Round, High Yield, Resource...

We aim to cultivate vegetables with data-driven, climate-controlled, indoor vertical farming methods. We challenge the traditional growing seasons and supply chains to ensure the delivery of fresh produce at a commercial scale throughout the year grown in a neighborhood near...

$70 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Adopt-a-Tree: Red Oak Adaptation...

This project will investigate how northern hardwood trees adapt to their local environment by using two related species of red oak. We have collected acorns from across the trees' geographic range, and will plant them in two locations to measure how they perform. Understanding what makes trees...

$700 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Automated Cellular Beach Safety...

Safety flags are used to indicate the current status of the water on that particular coast. The flag indicators alert beach-goers on what water conditions to expect. The flags are changed manually by personnel. Our solution is to use data from the National Weather Service and automatically change...

$3,420 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Global Leadership in Peru Pilot

Nic Walli and Lexi Steve will be going to Lima, Peru to volunteer and scout out projects for the future. Potential projects would be teaching design, learning from others, incorporating teamwork activities, being empowered, and empowering others to make a change.

$100 (funded)
$400 (goal)

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