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Autonomous Mining Rover for Mining...

MINE is a student-led program that is designed to teach the engineering process for future challenges in the mining industry. Space mining is an upcoming industry within engineering fields that in the next 20 years will become a multi-trillion dollar industry. In the program, we are building an...

$350 (funded)
$2,500 (goal)
Audio to Visual Translator

1 in every 1000 people is deaf below 18 years of age. To put in perspective, 300 thousand people just in US are deaf below voting age. Closed captioning in various form is the current solution only alleviating the problem. The key to solving this problem completely is by visual illustration. Vakya...

$615 (funded)
$5,000 (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...

$27,160 (funded)
$25,000 (goal)
Hypothermia Preventing Life...

Here in the Keweenaw, we know winter all too well. But, we don't allow winter weather to define our lives, we instead find ways to overcome cold temperatures and conquer massive amounts of snowfall.

$60 (funded)
$1,500 (goal)
AutoHome -- Smart Solution for...

The main problem with current home automation solutions is that they are platform-dependent and they cannot integrate with traditional devices. Our main mission is to design a system that could integrate with smart and traditional devices.

$10 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Virtual Role-Playing Environment...

In the digital age many find it difficult to play role-playing tabletop games at a physical table. Instead they use environments such as Roll20 or they meet using Discord or Skype. These services can still be lacking and usually make it difficult to visualize battles or scenery. This project would...

$10 (funded)
$1,500 (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...

$16,338 (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)
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)
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!

$4,100 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)

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