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Great Lakes Research Center

This cabled observatory gives us an underwater interface that can be used year-round and is allowing us to study under a cover of ice. Our goal is to build a bigger observatory and monitor all of the Great Lakes.

$13,000 (funded)
$10,000 (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...

$17,173 (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...

$2,416 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Viral Transport Medium to Meet the...

SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19, has infected more than 27 million people worldwide. Given the number of patients who need to be tested, it has become very difficult to obtain viral transport medium (VTM), which is used for preservation of the specimens during transportation and/or...

$1,330 (funded)
$5,000 (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)
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...

$440 (funded)
$5,000 (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...

$595 (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...

$1,050 (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...

$720 (funded)
$5,000 (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)

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