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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)
2020 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!

$0 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
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.

$8,000 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Deep Time of Human Land Use on...

A team of Michigan Tech undergraduate students are using established and emerging techniques from archaeological chemistry and environmental archaeology to study the past 9,000 years of human land use in the Lake Superior Copper District. See how you can help!

$3,150 (funded)
$4,275 (goal)
Underrepresented Prospective...

This campaign involves assisting students in travel and accommodations, removing the known barrier of high transportation expenses given our unique geographical location, and allows them to have an introduction to the Michigan Tech experience. The fund will help with transportation, accommodations,...

$10,050 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Graduate Student Conference Award

Professional and scholarly conferences are key avenues for presenting one’s research out to the larger community. In addition to sharing knowledge and learning more about the work done by fellow researchers, such conferences also play a key role in graduate students’ professional development....

$520 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
The Portage Review

How can we best prepare Michigan Tech students to be capable of the kind of expansive thinking that prepares them to be leaders in what is being dubbed by some as a "Fourth Industrial Revolution?" See how you can help!

$1,005 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)

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