Completed Projects

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)
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)
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)
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!

$4,100 (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.

$12,000 (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)


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